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Ecuador Demands Freedom for Assange After UN Ruling

Ecuador has called for Julian Assange to be allowed to go free after a UN panel said his time in the country’s London embassy amounted to an “arbitrary detention.”

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Colombia Introduces Year-Long Ban on Carrying Firearms

A nationwide ban on bearing firearms came into force this week in Colombia, as part of the government’s efforts to reduce violent crime.

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Study: 41 of World’s 50 Most Violent Cities in Latin America

A new study has revealed that of the world’s 50 most violent cities, 41 are in Latin America, with Venezuelan capital Caracas at the top of the list.

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Bolivia: President Evo Morales Celebrates Ten Years in Office

Evo Morales today celebrated ten years as Bolivia’s President with an indigenous ceremony to thank Pachamama (Mother Earth).

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The Indy Eye: Havana, a City in Transition

The Indy Eye: Havana, a City in Transition

Havana is transforming as Cuba gradually opens up its economy. During a recent visit, Indy photographer Camille Ayral attempted to capture the mood of local residents in this period of change.

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Mercosur Summit: Argentina, Venezuela Clash over Human Rights

Argentine president Mauricio Macri drew sharp criticism from Venezuela’s foreign affairs minister Delcy Rodríguez at the Mercosur summit in Asunción today, after questioning human rights issues in the Caribbean state.

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Brazil: Police Raid Homes of House Speaker in Corruption Probe

Federal police officers in Brazil have raided homes belonging to the speaker of the lower house of congress, Eduardo Cunha, as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption.

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Colombia: Government and FARC Reach New Agreement on Victims

The Colombian government has reached a deal with FARC rebels on reparations to victims of the conflict, one of the most sensitive issues to be discussed during the three-year-long peace process.

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Chile: Douglas Tompkins Dies in Kayaking Accident

Douglas Tompkins, renowned environmentalist and founder of clothing companies The North Face and Esprit, died aged 72 yesterday following a kayaking accident in southern Chile’s Patagonia region.

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Brazil: Supreme Court Halts Impeachment Proceedings Against Rousseff

Impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff have been temporarily suspended by the Supreme Court while it seeks further clarification from Congress.

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