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Venezuela: Arrested Diplomat Returns from Aruba

Hugo Carvajal, Venezuela’s Consul General to Aruba, returned to his home country yesterday after being illegally arrested on the island last week.

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Central American Leaders meet with Obama about Migration Crisis

The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador today met with the US president Barack Obama to address the Central America-US migration crisis.

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Colombia: Seven Killed in Mining Accident

At least seven people were killed and another two are missing after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Cauca, south-east Colombia yesterday.

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Paraguay: Two Children Die of Alleged Herbicide Poisoning

Two children died and dozens of people were hospitalised this week in the Huber Duré colony, Curuguaty, after allegedly suffering from herbicide poisoning.

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Vulture Funds: Judge Griesa Rejects Stay, Orders ‘Continuous’ Dialogue

Judge Thomas Griesa today rejected another appeal for a stay by Argentina as the country seeks to avoid falling into default in the ongoing dispute over debt payments to holdouts.

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Government Regulates State Production of Medicines

A presidential decree issued in the Official Gazette yesterday laid out the specific regulations for the state production of medicines.

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Colombia: Most Wanted Drug Lord Arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrested Colombian drug lord Hernán Alonso Villa, nicknamed ‘El Ratón’, in a joint operation between the two countries.

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Police Acquitted over Parque Indoamericano Deaths

Forty-one police officers have been acquitted over their role in the December 2010 deaths that occurred during the clearing of Parque Indoamericano.

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The BRICS Bank and China’s Increasing Clout in Latin America

The BRICS Bank and China’s Increasing Clout in Latin America

The BRICS Development Bank agreed in Brazil marks another step towards a new global financial system, while China extends its influence in Latin America. Kamilia Lahrichi reports.

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Bolivia: Child Labour Legalised from Age Ten

Bolivia’s vice president Alvaro García Linera has signed a controversial bill lowering the minimum age of work from 14 to 10, the youngest legal working age in the world.

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