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Guatemala: President Stripped of Immunity, Barred from Leaving Country

Guatemala’s political crisis deepens as President Otto Pérez Molina had his immunity stripped by Congress and just hours later was barred by a court order from leaving the country.

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Crisis in Guatemala: The Fall of the President and his Vice

Crisis in Guatemala: The Fall of the President and his Vice

His former vice has been arrested and President Otto Pérez Molina is now facing possible impeachment after new evidence links him to the ‘La Línea’ corruption scandal.

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Venezuela Deports 791 Colombian Citizens

The Venezuelan government deported 791 Colombian citizens over the weekend, as part of a campaign to fight smuggling in the border between the two countries.

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Crisis in Brazil: A View from the Left

Crisis in Brazil: A View from the Left

In a week of two big marches, Giselene dos Santos of social group ‘Movimiento Sin Tierras’ explains why the Brazilian Left is critical of President Dilma Rousseff but still defends her mandate.

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Cuba: US Raises Flag over Havana Embassy after 54 Years

The stars and stripes were on display in Cuba today for the first time in 54 years after the US flag was raised above its embassy in Havana.

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Uruguay: Montevideo Suspends GMO Labelling Law

Activists and NGOs have reacted angrily to the decision by Montevideo authorities to suspend the law that forced companies to label products containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).

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Mexico: Activist Leading Search for Students Killed

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Blanco, one of the activists leading the search for the missing Ayotzinapa students was found shot dead on Saturday night.

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Chile: Congress Takes First Step to Decriminalise Abortion

Chile moved a step closer to decriminalising abortion last night after the Congressional Health Commission voted in favour of new legislation that would allow women to terminate a pregnancy in certain situations.

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Paraguay: Curuguaty Massacre Trial Opens

The trial of 13 campesinos for their involvement in the so-called Curuguaty Massacre began yesterday in Asunción.

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Cuba and US Formally Restore Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba have been formally restored as of today, after 54 years of broken ties.

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