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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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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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Bolivia to Investigate Pilcomayo River Pollution

The Bolivian Public Prosecutor’s Office has announced that a prosecutor specialised in environmental issues will be appointed to investigate and bring to court those responsible for the collapse of a tailing dam that polluted the Pilcomayo River last week.

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Mexico: Hundreds Freed from Shelter after Reports of Abuse

Nearly 600 people, including 492 children, have been freed from a shelter in Mexico after a police raid found inhumane conditions and a prevalence of sexual abuse and violence.

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Ecuador Signs Free Trade Agreement with European Union

After four years of negotiations, Ecuador has joined the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union, Colombia, and Peru.

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Colombia: FARC and Government Prepare for New Round of Talks

The Colombian government and the FARC are holding meetings in Havana, Cuba, in preparation for the next round of peace talks.

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Brazil: BRICS Leaders Sign Accord to Create Development Bank

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa today signed an accord to create a new ‘BRICS’ development bank and reserve fund at the annual summit in Fortaleza, Brazil.

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Mexico: Congress Approves Reforms to Telecommunications Law

The Mexican Lower House passed a bill which modifies the country’s telecommunications law. The bill was introduced by the Enrique Peña Nieto administration and affects some of Mexico’s industry giants, such as Carlos Slim’s América Móvil.

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Nicaragua: Route for Interoceanic Canal Confirmed

Nicaragua has approved the route for a canal linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, a century after the Panama Canal first dissected Central America.

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