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Paraguay: Ypehu Mayor Wanted for Murder of Journalist

The mayor of Ypehu, district of Canindeyú, has been accused of being involved in the murder of journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada last week and is wanted by the police.

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Paraguay: British Company Finds Oil in Chaco Region

British company President Energy announced it has found what could be the country’s largest oil reserves in Paraguay, in the Chaco region.

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Two New Metrobus Stations to be Dismantled

Two Metrobus stops that were built in Pompeya last year at a cost of $4m will be taken down to make way for a new transfer station.

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Brazil: Amazon Deforestation Increased 290% in September

According to figures released by Brazilian NGO Imazon, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon showed a 290% rise in September compared to the same month last year.

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Body of Luciano Arruga Found

The body of Luciano Arruga, the teenager missing since 2009 and believed to have been killed by the police, was identified today.

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Paraguay: Four Arrested over Death of Journalist

Four men have been arrested over yesterday’s killing of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina, who was killed after being shot several times by two armed men.

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ARSAT-1 Satellite to be Launched Today

Argentina’s first geostationary satellite ARSAT-1 will be launched at 6pm today from a base in French Guiana.

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Trial over Parque Indoamericano Occupation Opens

The trial of Diosnel Pérez and Leonardo Nardulli over their role in the planning and organisation of the December 2010 occupation of Parque Indoamericano opened today.

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Mexico: Missing Students Not Among Bodies in Mass Graves

The search for 43 students missing since 27th September continues in Guerrero after authorities confirmed yesterday that they were not among the bodies found in mass graves last week.

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Colombia: Farmers Sue BP in UK High Court

A group of subsistence farmers from Colombia are suing British oil giant BP for environmental damages in a case that began today in the UK High Court, in London.

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