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Honduras: 250 US Marines to be Deployed in the Country

The Honduran government has confirmed it responded positively to a request by its US counterpart to allow 250 marines to enter Honduran territory.

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Chile: Bachelet Signs Law Allowing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet yesterday signed a new law that will grant homosexual partners the same rights as heterosexual couples in civil unions.

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The Four Paradoxes of the Election Campaign

The Four Paradoxes of the Election Campaign

In this exclusive translation for The Indy, José Natanson analyses the four political paradoxes that are shaping the campaign ahead of this year’s elections.

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Salta: Governor Urtubey Wins Primary Election

Salta Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey came ahead in his provinces’s open, simultaneous, and mandatory primaries (PASO), obtaining 47% of the vote against runner up Juan Carlos Romero with 33%.

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Nisman Case: Judge Ratifies Prosecutor Viviana Fein

The judge in charge of the Nisman case has ratified Viviana Fein in her role as the prosecutor leading the investigation. Fein had been recused by one of the plaintiffs.

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Ex-Economy Minister Given Suspended Prison Sentence

Former economy minister Felisa Miceli was handed a three-year suspended prison sentence yesterday, after being found guilty of illicit financial activity while in office.

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Chile: 26 Dead in Floods Affecting Northern Regions

The official death toll in northern Chile reached 26 this morning, due to recent flooding in the normally arid desert region, according to local reports.

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Peru: New Prime Minister to Seek Parliamentary Support

The newly appointed Peruvian Prime Minister, Pedro Cateriano, will begin today a round of talks with opposition parties in order to garner parliamentary support.

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Mexico: Four Dead in Pemex Oil Rig Fire

A fire in an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four people and injured 16. The rig is owned by state oil company Pemex, which confirmed the death toll this afternoon.

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Peru: Prime Minister Ousted Amid Spying Scandal

Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara was forced to resign yesterday after losing a confidence vote in Congress amid a scandal over alleged on political opponents.

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