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The Indy Guide to October’s Elections in South America

The Indy Guide to October’s Elections in South America

More than 150 million people in Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay are set to cast their vote in presidential and legislative elections in October. The Indy runs you through the main candidates and campaign issues.

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Guatemala: Spanish Embassy Massacre Trial Begins

The trial over the 1980 burning of the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala opened today in the Central American country. Thirty-seven people were killed in the fire, which is more commonly known as the Spanish Embassy Massacre, including three Spanish nationals.

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President Creates New Housing Secretariat to Urbanise 100 Villas

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced yesterday the creation by decree of a National Secretariat for Housing Access to urbanise villas around the country.

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Nicaragua: Environmental NGOs say Interoceanic Canal ‘Not Viable’

The 278km interoceanic canal to be constructed in Nicaragua is not viable or sustainable due to its environmental and social impact, according to a study conducted by a group of NGOs.

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Judge Griesa Finds Argentina in Contempt of Court

New York Judge Thomas Griesa has declared Argentina to be in contempt of court for refusing to pay debt owed to so-called vulture funds, though stopped short of issuing sanctions.

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Argentine Researcher Awarded United Nations Conservation Prize

Argentine researcher Bibiana Vilá has been awarded the United Nation’s Midori prize for her work in conservation of vicuñas. It is the first time an Argentine has won the prestigious award.

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Mexico: Violence in Guerrero Leaves Seven Dead, Dozens Missing

At least seven people were killed and dozens are reported missing after a weekend of violent attacks by police on students in the state of Guerrero, southwest Mexico.

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Peru: Eight Dead after Cusco Earthquake

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in the Cusco region after an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale killed eight people and injured around a dozen on Saturday night.

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Judge Griesa Authorises ‘One Time’ Citigroup Bond Payment

Citigroup was today given a green light by Judge Thomas Griesa to process around US$5m in Argentine bond payments due on 30th September.

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Colombia: Mining Companies Forced to Return Land to Indigenous Owners

A High Court in Medellín has ordered mining companies to cease operations in a 50,000 hectare reserve, and return the land to the indigenous families that originally lived there.

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