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Families of 43 missing Mexican students have led mass protests in Mexico City demanding action from the government to find them. The families from Guerrero...

The disappearance of 43 students six weeks ago from the town of Iguala has sparked a series of violent protests

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Mexico's governing PRI party's offices in south-western Guerrero state have been set on fire by protesters to vent their anger at the official handling...

A total of 43 students went missing after clashing with police on September 26 in the town of Iguala

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Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo has said that suspected gang members have confessed to killing 43 students missing for six weeks. Jesus Murillo said three...

Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda were detained by federal police officers in Mexico City

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The fugitive mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing in September, has been arrested, officials announce. Jose Luis Abarca was...

Argentina has banned Procter and Gamble from doing business in the country, accusing the company of tax fraud

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Argentina has banned Procter & Gamble (P&G) from doing business in the country, accusing the company of tax fraud. A statement on the presidential website,...

Bolivia’s Burnt Palace was sacked and burnt during a revolt in 1875

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Bolivia will start to build a new presidential palace for President Evo Morales. Evo Morales, who signed the contract, said it was inspired by the...

The students’ disappearance has shocked Mexico and has sparked nationwide demonstrations

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Authorities searching for 43 Mexican students who disappeared after clashing with police in Iguala last month are investigating a suspected mass grave. Mexico's attorney general...

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term after securing more than 51 percent of votes in the closest election race in many years

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Brazil’s incumbent President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term after securing more than 51% of votes in the closest election race...

Leftist President Dilma Rousseff faces centrist Aecio Neves in the second run-off round of Brazil’s presidential election

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Brazilians are voting in the second round of the presidential election in what correspondents say is the tightest vote the country has seen in...

Uruguayans will cast ballots for president, vice-president and members of parliament at the same time

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Uruguayans are voting to elect a new president to succeed outgoing leader Jose Mujica who is barred by the constitution from running for a...

Pillpinto mayoral race was decided by a coin toss after two candidates tied at the ballot box

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The mayoral race in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes was decided by a coin toss after two candidates tied at the...

Evo Morales has overseen strong economic growth since taking office in 2006

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Evo Morales is claiming a third term in office win in Bolivia’s presidential elections. "This win is a triumph for anti-imperialists and anti-colonialists," Evo Morales...

The 43 students were last seen being pushed into police vans after a protest in Guerrero state on September 26

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Mexican authorities say that some bodies found in shallow graves near the town of Iguala are not those of students missing after clashes with...

Venezuela must pay Exxon Mobil $1.6 billion in compensation for expropriated assets

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An international arbitration tribunal has decided that Venezuela must pay Exxon Mobil $1.6 billion in compensation for expropriated assets. Exxon had claimed up to $16.6...

Forty three missing students who vanished last month after clashing with police in the town of Iguala

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Multiple protests are being held in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala on September 26. The students...

Eleven people from Colombian tribe Wiwa have been killed by lightning during a religious ceremony in Sierra Nevada mountains

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Eleven people from Colombian tribe Wiwa have been killed by lightning during a religious ceremony in Sierra Nevada mountains. Leaders from the Wiwa ethnic group...

Former Haiti President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died of a heart attack in the capital Port-au-Prince at the age of 63

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Former Haiti President Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died of a heart attack in the capital Port-au-Prince at the age of 63, official sources...

Argentina has been found in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds

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New York Judge Thomas Griesa has ruled that the Republic of Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to...

Cy Tokmakjian was detained in Cuba in 2011 as part an anti-corruption operation

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Cy Tokmakjian, the president of a Canadian transport company, has been sentenced by a Cuban court to 15 years in jail for bribery. Cy Tokmakjian,...

Ernesto and Hugo perfumes were unveiled on September 25 by state laboratory Labiofam in Havana

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The Cuban government has said it will take disciplinary action against state-owned pharmaceutical company Labiofam that created perfumes named Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo...

Brazilian researchers in Rio de Janeiro have released thousands of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria that suppress dengue fever

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Brazil has released thousands of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria that suppress dengue fever. Researchers hope the good mosquitoes will multiply, breed and become the...

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is expected to rise over 1,000ft from the ground

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A giant observation tower is under construction in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is expected...

The Mexican authorities have declared a maximum alert for Baja California as Hurricane Odile will hit the region in the coming hours

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Hurricane Odile will hit the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula in the coming hours, the US National Hurricane Center says. Officials described the...

A small meteorite hit Managua on September 6

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A small meteorite hit the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, on September 6, government officials say. Residents reported hearing a loud bang and feeling the impact, which...

The commemoration of late Hugo Chavez with a rewriting of the Christian Lord's Prayer is causing controversy in Venezuela

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The commemoration of late Hugo Chavez with a rewriting of the Christian Lord's Prayer is causing controversy in Venezuela. Venezuela's Roman Catholic Church is denouncing...