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Argentina News Roundup: 24th April 2014

Agreement with Repsol over YPF Expropriation Becomes Law: After almost 16 hours of debate in which over 120 speeches were made, deputies have signed into law the agreement with Repsol over 2012′s renationalisation of 51% shares in Argentina’s YPF oil company. The vote, which took place in the early hours of this morning, had 135 votes […]

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Latin America News Roundup: 24th April 2014

Costa Rica Hosts Climate Workshop: Costa Rica, current president of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), is hosting a workshop on climate vulnerability in marine coastal zones of Central America and the Caribbean from 23rd to 25th April. By bringing together fifty government experts, academics, and members of civil society, the country is seeking to stimulate […]

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Argentina News Roundup: 23rd April 2014

Opposition forms new political alliance; President announces investment in trains.

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Latin America News Roundup: 23rd April 2014

One person killed during protest in Rio de Janeiro; Bogotá mayor reinstated to his post; Peruvian journalist attacked at his home.

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Latin America News Roundup: 22nd April 2014

Colombia Bids Farewell to Gabriel García Márquez; Bolivian government and co-operatives reach agreement over new mining law; national teachers’ strike begins in Peru.

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Argentina News Roundup: 22nd April 2014

President launches ‘Pampa Azul’ maritime study initiative; six baggage handlers at Jorge Newberry airport arrested for theft; economic activity up 1.3% in February.

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Argentina News Roundup: 21st April 2014

US Supreme court hears arguments in vulture fund case; villa residents set up protest camp at base of obelisco; former environment secretary sentenced to prison.

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Latin America News Roundup: 21st April 2014

News from Latin America: Mexican gay couple arrested for kissing on promenade in resort of La Paz; Colombian president appoints new Mayor of Bogotá; Brazil’s police trained by Blackwater in anticipation of World Cup

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Latin America News Roundup: 16th April 2014

News from Latin America: Bolivian president travels to The Hague over access to the sea; Venezuelan opposition to join ‘National Pacification Plan’; Chilean president announces one-off payment for victims of Valparaiso fire.

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Argentina News Roundup: 16th April 2014

News from Argentina: March inflation revealed; ex-policeman arrested over crimes against humanity; new bill to regulate protests.

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