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Latin America News Roundup: 22nd April 2014

Colombia Bids Farewell to Gabriel García Márquez; Bolivian government and co-operatives reach agreement over new mining law; national teachers’ strike begins in Peru.

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Latin America News Roundup: 21st April 2014

News from Latin America: Mexican gay couple arrested for kissing on promenade in resort of La Paz; Colombian president appoints new Mayor of Bogotá; Brazil’s police trained by Blackwater in anticipation of World Cup

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Latin America News Roundup: 16th April 2014

News from Latin America: Bolivian president travels to The Hague over access to the sea; Venezuelan opposition to join ‘National Pacification Plan’; Chilean president announces one-off payment for victims of Valparaiso fire.

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Latin America News Roundup: 15th April 2014

Report shows Latin America epicentre of violence against environmental activists; Nicaragua on ‘extreme red alert’ over earthquae threat; Vigilante groups in Mexico agree to disarmament plan.

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Latin America News Roundup: 14th April 2014

Chile: Twelve dead and thousands evacuated in Valparaíso fire; Venezuelan journalist released unharmed by her kidnappers; Paraguay: home arrest granted for hunger-striking Curuguaty campesinos

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Latin America News Roundup: 11th April 2014

Today’s Latin America news: Venezuela’s government and opposition begin talks; Environmentalists close to referendum on Ecuador’s Yasuní; Paraguay: indigenous children rescued in trafficking bust.

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Latin America News Roundup: 10th April 2014

Today’s news from around Latin America: Paraguay: home arrest denied for hunger-striking campesinos accused in Curuguaty Massacre; UN: Latin America has world’s highest murder rate: Colombian land rights activist killed.

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Latin America News Roundup: 9th April 2014

News from Latin America: Mexican citizen to be executed in the US today; Paraguayan indigenous people sue Stroessner for genocide; new Mining Minister takes office in Bolivia.

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Latin America News Roundup: 8th April 2014

UNASUR mediates ‘exploratory’ meeting between government and opposition in Venezuela; drugs cartels likely behind surge in violence in northern Mexico; teachers in Uruguay hold 24-hour strike.

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Latin America News Roundup: 7th April 2014

Luis Guillermo Solís wins landslide presidential runoff in Costa Rica; protests in Chile after ‘hate crime’ victim dies; and prominent Venezuelan journalist kidnapped in Caracas.

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