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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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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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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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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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Bolivia: Morales Wins Third Term With Landslide Victory

Bolivian president Evo Morales has been re-elected for a third term after picking up 60.8% of the vote in yesterday’s election.

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Venezuela: ICSID Rules Against Exxon Mobil on Nationalisation Case

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favour of Venezuela in a case against Exxon Mobil for the nationalisation of its oil projects in the country in 2007.

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Mexico: Massive Protests Over Missing Students

Thousands of people protested across the country and overseas, demanding the 43 students missing from the town of Iguala since 26th September be found alive.

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Mexico: Report Shows Alarming Rates of Deforestation

Data released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) shows that Mexico has lost almost 35% of its forests and jungles in the last 20 years.

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