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Tucumán: Woman Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Miscarriage

A 27-year-old woman was sentenced to eight years in prison after suffering a miscarriage in a hospital in San Miguel de Tucumán.

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Senate Approves Bill to Prohibit Job Layoffs for 180 Days

Argentina’s Senate last night approved a bill to declare a ‘Labour Emergency’ and prohibit further layoffs for a six-month period.

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Mexico: Experts Slam Government Over Disappeared Students

Relatives of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students marched yesterday to mark 19 months since they taken away by police, just days after the release of another damning report into the Mexican government’s handling of the investigation. On Sunday, an international group of experts (GIEI) appointed in March 2015 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights […]

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On Macri and Entrepreneurs

On Macri and Entrepreneurs

President Mauricio Macri wants to turn Argentina into a “country of 40 million entrepreneurs”. But José Natanson warns that this vision is unrealistic for the majority of the population.

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Peru: Anti-Mining Activist Máxima Acuña Awarded Goldman Prize

Peruvian subsistence farmer Máxima Acuña, who has endured beatings and jail while defending her land against a massive gold-mining project, has been awarded The Goldman Environmental Prize.

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Argentina Returns to Market with Record US$16.5bn Bond Sale

The government has successfully issued a record US$16.5bn in bonds, marking an eye-catching return to international debt markets after 15 years on the sidelines.

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Investigation Underway After Five Die at Time Warp Argentina Festival

An investigation has begun to determine the circumstances in which five people died of suspected drug overdoses at the Time Warp electronic festival on the weekend.

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Ecuador Earthquake: Death Toll Reaches 413

The official death toll from Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador has now reached 413, with 2,500 confirmed injured.

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Brazil: Congress Votes in Favour of Rousseff Impeachment

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has voted in favour of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, marking a big step towards her being removed from office.

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Ecuador: 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Kills More Than 230

At least 233 people have been killed after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador’s north-western coast on Saturday night.

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