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Nisman Case: Latest Developments in the Investigation

Nisman Case: Latest Developments in the Investigation

Amid much speculation, the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman continues, just over a week after his body was found in his Puerto Madero apartment.

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El Salvador: Woman Accused of Abortion Granted Pardon

The Salvadorian Legislative Assembly granted a pardon to a woman who had been sentenced to 30 years in prison, first for abortion and then aggravated homicide.

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Cuba: US Talks ‘Productive’, but ‘Profound Differences’ Remain

Delegates from the US and Cuba have described two days of historic talks in Havana as “productive”, though there were disagreements over human rights issues.

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Entre Ríos: Pesticide Found in Rural Teacher’s Bloodstream

A study has confirmed that Entre Ríos teacher Estela Lemes has chlorpyrifos-ethyl, a toxin used in insecticides, in her blood.

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President ‘Convinced’ Nisman Death not a Suicide

In a declaration published on her official website, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has raised questions around the death of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman, calling it “the suicide that (I’m convinced) wasn’t suicide”.

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Chile: Congress Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions

After hours of debate, the Chile’s Civil Union bill was approved by 86 votes to 23, with two abstentions, in the Chamber of Deputies yesterday.

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Lago Puelo Hostel Attacked by Anti-Semitic Group

A hostel in the southern town of Lago Puelo, Chubut, was attacked on Monday by a group of people who yelled anti-Semitic slogans.

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Brazil: Surfer Ricardo dos Santos Shot Dead by Policeman

Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos was shot by an off-duty policeman outside his house on Monday, and died in hospital the following day.

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Nisman: Investigation Continues into AMIA Prosecutor’s Death

Nisman: Investigation Continues into AMIA Prosecutor’s Death

Investigations are continuing into the sudden death of special AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman, a day after protests broke out across Argentina.

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Guatemala: Ex-Police Chief Given 90 Years for Embassy Massacre

A court in Guatemala has sentenced ex-police chief Pedro García Arredondo to 90 years in prison for his role in the burning of the Spanish embassy in 1980, which killed 37 people.

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