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Cuba: UN Again Votes in Favour of Ending US Embargo

For the 23rd consecutive year, the UN has voted overwhelmingly in favour of ending the US embargo on Cuba.

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Rousseff Wins Narrow Re-election: What Next for Brazil and Latin America?

Rousseff Wins Narrow Re-election: What Next for Brazil and Latin America?

Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term after a nail biting presidential run-off. Celina Andreassi and Marc Rogers look at what this means for politics in Brazil and the wider region.

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Uruguay Election: Vazquez To Face Lacalle in Presidential Run-Off

Former president Tabaré Vázquez, of the governing Frente Amplio, came ahead in yesterday’s presidential election in Uruguay, with 47.17% of the vote. He will face Partido Nacional’s Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, who came second with 30.55%, in a second round next month.

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Mexico: Prosecutor Accuses Ex Iguala Mayor for Murder of Students

Mexico’s General Prosecutor accused former Iguala mayor José Luis Abarca Velázquez and his wife, Ángeles Pineda Villa, of masterminding the kidnapping and murder of 43 students in the state of Guerrero. Both of them remain at large.

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Uruguay’s Election: The Pending Questions of Justice and Human Rights

Uruguay’s Election: The Pending Questions of Justice and Human Rights

As Uruguay prepares to vote for a new president, Francesca Lessa says the election is a reminder that dealing with the legacy of the country’s dictatorship is still a pending matter.

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Paraguay: Ypehu Mayor Wanted for Murder of Journalist

The mayor of Ypehu, district of Canindeyú, has been accused of being involved in the murder of journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada last week and is wanted by the police.

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Paraguay: British Company Finds Oil in Chaco Region

British company President Energy announced it has found what could be the country’s largest oil reserves in Paraguay, in the Chaco region.

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Brazil: Amazon Deforestation Increased 290% in September

According to figures released by Brazilian NGO Imazon, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon showed a 290% rise in September compared to the same month last year.

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Paraguay: Four Arrested over Death of Journalist

Four men have been arrested over yesterday’s killing of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina, who was killed after being shot several times by two armed men.

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Mexico: Missing Students Not Among Bodies in Mass Graves

The search for 43 students missing since 27th September continues in Guerrero after authorities confirmed yesterday that they were not among the bodies found in mass graves last week.

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