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Guatemala: President Pérez Molina Resigns

President Otto Pérez Molina has resigned hours after courts issued a warrant for his arrest based on accusations that he led a major customs fraud scandal known as ‘La Línea’.

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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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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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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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Colombia: Government Pledges to De-escalate Military Action

Colombia’s government has vowed to pull forces back from military action against FARC following the guerrilla’s proposal of a unilateral ceasefire.

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