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Colombia: FARC Declares Unilateral Ceasefire

In an historic first, FARC have declared an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire which will come into effect on 20th December.

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City of Chivilcoy Bans Beauty Pageants

The Chivilcoy City Council has banned beauty pageants, after considering they are “sexist”.

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Cuba and US to Resume Diplomatic Relations

Cuba and US to Resume Diplomatic Relations

The presidents of Cuba, Raúl Castro, and the US, Barack Obama, have announced the two countries will embark on talks to resume diplomatic relations, severed 53 years ago.

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New National Park Created in Santa Cruz

Congress passed a bill yesterday creating Argentina’s newest national park in the southern province of Santa Cruz.

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Uruguay: Senate Approves New Media Law

The Uruguayan Senate approved a bill for a new Audiovisual Communication Services Law, which seeks to counter the concentration of media ownership in the country.

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Government Announces Cabinet Shuffle

Public communications secretary, Alfredo Scoccimarro, has announced changes in the cabinet following the resignation of Intelligence Chief Héctor Icazuriaga.

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Paraguay: Woman Joins ‘Crucifixion’ Protest in Asunción

A 52-year-old woman has been ‘crucified’ outside the Brazilian embassy in Asunción as part of a protest over years of unpaid benefits to ex-workers at the bi-national Itaipú dam.

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Haiti: Prime Minister Resigns as Anti-Government Protests Intensify

Haiti’s prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, resigned on the weekend amid an escalation of anti-government protests in the country.

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Vice-President Boudou to Stand Trial

A judge has announced that vice-president Amado Boudou will stand trial for allegedly using fake and forged documents to register a car in his name.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 12th December 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 12th December 2014

This week: we analyse Buenos Aires’ social housing crisis, we talk to Cecilia Milesi about human rights and transitional justice, and we look at the media’s double standards when covering Venezuela.

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