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Unions Call National Strike for 9th June

Major unions critical of the government today said they would hold a national strike on 9th June as part of a dispute over wage negotiations and income taxes.

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Colombia: Landslide Kills at Least 48, Dozens More Missing

At least 48 people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing as a landslide swept through a town in the north-west Colombia early on Monday morning.

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Historic Verdict in Luciano Arruga Case

Historic Verdict in Luciano Arruga Case

Last Friday, the man charged with torturing Luciano Arruga was sentenced to ten years in prison. The RNMA was there supporting the family and broadcasting the verdict.

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Salta: Governor Urtubey Re-Elected for Third Term

Salta governor Juan Manuel Urtubey celebrated his second re-election on Sunday.

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The Three Latin Americas

The Three Latin Americas

José Natanson analyses the cracks that delineate three clearly defined political sub-regions within Latin America: Central America, the Andean countries, and the Atlantic axis.

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UN Experts Criticise Paraguayan Government Over Abortion Case

A group of UN human rights experts have criticised the Paraguayan government for failing in its responsibility to act with due diligence in the case of a ten-year old pregnant girl who was denied an abortion.

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Chile: President Announces Cabinet Shuffle

In the midst of a popularity crisis, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced today nine changes in her cabinet.

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Peru: One Dead and Two Injured in Anti-Mining Protest

A 35-year-old man was shot dead as protesters clashed with police during a manifestation against a mining project in the Arequipa region, in south-western Peru.

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Brazil: Loggers Blamed as Two More Indigenous Leaders Killed

Local indigenous groups and international NGOs have blamed illegal loggers in Brazil for the killing of two tribal leaders in the space of a few days.

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Government Announces Changes to Income Tax

Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has announced changes in income tax rates.

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