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Peru: Prime Minister Ousted Amid Spying Scandal

Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara was forced to resign yesterday after losing a confidence vote in Congress amid a scandal over alleged on political opponents.

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Bolivia: Opposition Parties Gain Ground in Regional Elections

Bolivia’s governing Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party won four of Bolivia’s nine departments in Sunday’s election, but lost ground to opposition parties.

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Ten Dead as Plane Explodes leaving Punta del Este

Nine Argentines and one Portuguese woman have been killed after a light aircraft exploded shortly after taking off from Punta del Este in Uruguay last night

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Uruguayan Luis Almagro Elected OAS Secretary General

Former Uruguayan Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Almagro was elected as the new Secretary General of the Organisation for American States (OAS) by an overwhelming majority. He will take office on 26th May.

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Brazil: Nationwide Protests Call for Rousseff Ouster

On Sunday hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Brazilian cities — Sao Paolo, Rio de Janiero, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, among others — to protest against President Dilma Rousseff.

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Guatemala: Journalists Protest Over Death of Colleagues

Some 150 journalists protested yesterday before the Government Ministry demanding justice for the death of two colleagues who were killed on Tuesday.

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Venezuela: Maduro Slams US ‘Aggression’ After Obama Decree

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has criticised Barack Obama for serving the “imperialist elite” after the US leader declared Venezuela a national security threat to the US.

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Mexico: Two Mummified Bodies Discovered Near Volcano Summit

Authorities have confirmed the discovery of two mummified bodies buried in snow near the summit of the Pico de Orizaba volcano, Mexico highest peak.

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Nisman’s Ex-Wife Claims Prosecutor was Killed

Alberto Nisman’s ex-wife, Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado, presented today the experts’ report into the death of the prosecutor carried out on behalf of the plaintiffs. “Alberto Nisman was the victim of a homicide,” she said.

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Uruguay: Government Postpones Sale of Marijuana in Pharmacies

The new Secretary of the National Drugs Board (NDB), Milton Romani, said the government “is in no rush” to implement the sale of marijuana in pharmacies as stated in the 2013 legalisation law.

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