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Colombia: FARC Releases Two Soldiers

The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) released yesterday the two soldiers they had captured on 9th November.

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Venezuela: Femicide Established as Criminal Offence

President Nicolás Maduro promulgated yesterday a reform to the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence which establishes femicide as a criminal offence.

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Colombia: FARC Agrees to Release General After Guarantors Intervene

The FARC-EP have agreed to release a kidnapped Colombian army general, clearing the path for the resumption of peace talks with the government.

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Peru: Report Condemns Activist Killings Ahead of UN Climate Talks

A new report from Global Witness has condemned the killing of environmental activists in Peru, just two weeks before the country hosts the 2014 UN Climate Conference.

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Brazil: Rousseff Says Petrobras Investigation Will ‘End Impunity’

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said yesterday that the investigation into alleged bribery and money laundering at state-run oil giant Petrobras could “change Brazil forever” by putting an end to impunity.

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Colombia: Government Suspends Peace Talks Over Kidnapping

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced yesterday the suspension of the peace talks with the FARC, after it became known that an Army General had been kidnapped, allegedly by members of the guerrilla.

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Mexico: Protests After Prosecutor Says Missing Students ‘Likely Dead’

Protests broke out across Mexico during the weekend, after the federal prosecutor said that evidence showed that the 43 missing students in Guerrero state had most likely been murdered by members of a criminal gang.

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Colombia: Man Arrested over Venezuelan Politician’s Death

Colombian officers have arrested Leiva Padilla in connection with last month’s murder of Venezuelan legislator Robert Serra and his partner María Herrera.

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Colombia: Man Found Clinging to Icebox in Pacific

A Colombian fisherman has been rescued after two days floating alone in the Pacific Ocean, clinging to an icebox.

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Mexico: Iguala Mayor Arrested Over Students’ Disappearance

Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca and his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda, were arrested yesterday, accused of masterminding the kidnapping and murder of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

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