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Major Fossil Bed Discovered in San Juan ‘Pre-Dates’ Dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered an extensive collection of microfossils more than 200 million years old in the province on San Juan.

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Chaco: New National Park Created in El Impenetrable

A new national park has been created in El Impenetrable forest in Chaco. The 128,000-hectare reserve will protect native forest as well as endangered animal species such as the yaguareté, tatú carreta, and crowned solitary eagle.

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Tax Office AFIP to Monitor Tourist Rental Agreements

Property owners and agencies that rent to tourists will be required to declare the information at the tax office AFIP from March next year.

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Mexico: Prosecutor Accuses Ex Iguala Mayor for Murder of Students

Mexico’s General Prosecutor accused former Iguala mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez and his wife, Ángeles Pineda Villa, of masterminding the kidnapping and murder of 43 students in the state of Guerrero. Both of them remain at large.

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President Sends New Criminal Procedure Bill to Congress

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner formally sent a new bill to reform the Criminal Procedure Law to Congress last night.

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Uruguay’s Election: The Pending Questions of Justice and Human Rights

Uruguay’s Election: The Pending Questions of Justice and Human Rights

As Uruguay prepares to vote for a new president, Francesca Lessa says the election is a reminder that dealing with the legacy of the country’s dictatorship is still a pending matter.

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Paraguay: Ypehu Mayor Wanted for Murder of Journalist

The mayor of Ypehu, district of Canindeyú, has been accused of being involved in the murder of journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada last week and is wanted by the police.

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Paraguay: British Company Finds Oil in Chaco Region

British company President Energy announced it has found what could be the country’s largest oil reserves in Paraguay, in the Chaco region.

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Two New Metrobus Stations to be Dismantled

Two Metrobus stops that were built in Pompeya last year at a cost of $4m will be taken down to make way for a new transfer station.

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Brazil: Amazon Deforestation Increased 290% in September

According to figures released by Brazilian NGO Imazon, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon showed a 290% rise in September compared to the same month last year.

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