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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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Bolivia: Opposition Parties Gain Ground in Regional Elections

Bolivia’s governing Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party won four of Bolivia’s nine departments in Sunday’s election, but lost ground to opposition parties.

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General Strike Called for Tuesday

A general strike has been called for Tuesday 31st March. The 24-hour strike, which will begin at midnight today, was originally announced by the transport workers’ unions, and will be joined by the opposition factions of the two umbrella unions, CGT and CTA.

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Wichí Protest Violently Supressed in Formosa

A protest by a Wichí indigenous community in Ingeniero Juárez, Formosa, was violently suppressed yesterday evening. The community had already denounced the violent actions of police on Monday.

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AMIA Case: Appeals Court Rejects Case Against President

The Federal Appeals Chamber dismissed today the case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over an alleged plan to cover-up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre. The case had already been rejected by first instance judge Daniel Rafecas.

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Seeking Justice for Ismael Sosa

Seeking Justice for Ismael Sosa

Sofía Sordo from Hecho en Buenos Aires spoke with Ismael Sosa’s mother and brother as they demand justice over the young man’s murder in Córdoba earlier this year.

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Ten Dead as Plane Explodes leaving Punta del Este

Nine Argentines and one Portuguese woman have been killed after a light aircraft exploded shortly after taking off from Punta del Este in Uruguay last night

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Uruguayan Luis Almagro Elected OAS Secretary General

Former Uruguayan Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Almagro was elected as the new Secretary General of the Organisation for American States (OAS) by an overwhelming majority. He will take office on 26th May.

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New Consumer Protection System Goes into Effect

A new series of measures that were approved last year to improve consumer rights came into effect today.

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Brazil: Nationwide Protests Call for Rousseff Ouster

On Sunday hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Brazilian cities — Sao Paolo, Rio de Janiero, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, among others — to protest against President Dilma Rousseff.

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