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Guatemala: President Pérez Molina Resigns

President Otto Pérez Molina has resigned hours after courts issued a warrant for his arrest based on accusations that he led a major customs fraud scandal known as ‘La Línea’.

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Guatemala: President Stripped of Immunity, Barred from Leaving Country

Guatemala’s political crisis deepens as President Otto Pérez Molina had his immunity stripped by Congress and just hours later was barred by a court order from leaving the country.

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Argentina Seeks Beef Exports to US ‘Before Year Ends’

The Argentine government said it would be ready to export beef to the US “before the end of the year” after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Washington must end a 14-year ban.

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Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo Recover 117th Grandchild

The Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo have announced the recovery of the 117th grandchild abducted during Argentina’s last military dictatorship.

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Crisis in Guatemala: The Fall of the President and his Vice

Crisis in Guatemala: The Fall of the President and his Vice

His former vice has been arrested and President Otto Pérez Molina is now facing possible impeachment after new evidence links him to the ‘La Línea’ corruption scandal.

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Tucumán: Several Injured After Police Suppress Protest

Several people received injuries from rubber bullets and tear gas after police violently suppressed a protest in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán last night.

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FPV Wins Tucumán Election Amid Controversy

Frente Para la Victoria (FPV) candidate and former health minister, Juan Manzur, was elected governor of Tucumán yesterday with 54,42% of the votes, followed by Acuerdo Para el Bicentenario’s José Cano who obtained 40,76% of the votes.

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Venezuela Deports 791 Colombian Citizens

The Venezuelan government deported 791 Colombian citizens over the weekend, as part of a campaign to fight smuggling in the border between the two countries.

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Crisis in Brazil: A View from the Left

Crisis in Brazil: A View from the Left

In a week of two big marches, Giselene dos Santos of social group ‘Movimiento Sin Tierras’ explains why the Brazilian Left is critical of President Dilma Rousseff but still defends her mandate.

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ArBus Announces New Service to Ezeiza Airport

State-run airport shuttle service ArBus has announced that it will be launching a new route to Ezeiza International airport from October.

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