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Venezuela: 13 Dead in Prison Riot

At least 13 people died and 145 were poisoned during a prison riot in the north-west of Venezuela.

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Uproar over Photo Showing Chubut Mining Lobby

Chubut lawmaker Gustavo Muñiz has been criticised after the release of a picture that showed him exchanging messages with a representative from a mining corporation as the provincial legislature was analysing a mining bill.

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Uruguay: Campaigns Close Ahead of Sunday’s Presidential Run-Off

Presidential candidates Tabaré Vázquez (Frente Amplio) and Luis Lacalle Pou (Partido Nacional) will close their campaigns today, ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off.

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At Least Two Injured in Clashes Between ‘Barrabravas’

Over a hundred members of a ‘dissident’ faction within the River Plate barra brava attacked other barras at the club’s cafeteria on Tuesday.

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Colombia: FARC Releases Two Soldiers

The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) released yesterday the two soldiers they had captured on 9th November.

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Venezuela: Femicide Established as Criminal Offence

President Nicolás Maduro promulgated yesterday a reform to the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence which establishes femicide as a criminal offence.

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New Trains for Mitre Line to Tigre

The new trains on the Mitre commuter line connecting Retiro with Tigre started working yesterday.

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President Fernández Resumes Public Activities

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made her first public appearance after 26 days yesterday, at the annual convention of the Argentine Chamber of Construction, in Buenos Aires.

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UN Leaders Call For End to Violence Against Women

UN Leaders Call For End to Violence Against Women

Yesterday leaders from around the world gathered at the UN to call for an end to gender violence, particularly in Latin America, which is one of the most dangerous and unequal places for women.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 21st November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 21st November 2014

This week: a tense week in Colombia after the suspension of peace talks, talk to Marcos Filardi about changes to the seed law, and we question why some lives seem to matter more than others to the media.

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