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On This Day In… 1865: Welsh Settlers Arrive in Patagonia

On This Day In… 1865: Welsh Settlers Arrive in Patagonia

On 28th July, 1865, around 150 Welsh nonconformists reached the end of a long sea journey, dreaming of a new life in an idyllic utopia. They had actually reached barren Patagonia, but that didn’t stop them.

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Paraguay: Curuguaty Massacre Trial Opens

The trial of 13 campesinos for their involvement in the so-called Curuguaty Massacre began yesterday in Asunción.

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President Fernández Diagnosed With Laryngitis

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has suspended her agenda for the next 48 hours after being diagnosed with acute laryngitis.

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The Privatisation of Seeds

The Privatisation of Seeds

Research from Vía Campesina and GRAIN shows how corporations are moving forward towards controlling the exchange of seeds. Darío Aranda reports.

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Cuba and US Formally Restore Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba have been formally restored as of today, after 54 years of broken ties.

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Horacio Rodríguez Larreta Elected Mayor of Buenos Aires

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta Elected Mayor of Buenos Aires

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, from PRO, won the Buenos Aires City mayoral election by 51,64% of the vote against 48,36% of his second-round rival, ECO’s Martín Lousteau.

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The Robbery of Buenos Aires: An Interview with Gabriela Massuh

The Robbery of Buenos Aires: An Interview with Gabriela Massuh

Drew Reed talks to the author of ‘The Robbery of Buenos Aires’ about the city’s harmful development model, and about the perspectives opening up after the upcoming election.

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Colombia: Government Pledges to De-escalate Military Action

Colombia’s government has vowed to pull forces back from military action against FARC following the guerrilla’s proposal of a unilateral ceasefire.

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Mexico: Drug Lord El Chapo Guzman Escapes Prison

Leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, escaped from a maximum-security prison in south-central Mexico on Saturday night.

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Pope Francis Concludes South American Tour

Pope Francis concluded his South American tour last night after visiting Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay. He had left the Vatican on 5th July and arrived back today.

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