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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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Mexico: Drug Lord El Chapo Guzman Escapes Prison

Leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, escaped from a maximum-security prison in south-central Mexico on Saturday night.

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Pope Francis Concludes South American Tour

Pope Francis concluded his South American tour last night after visiting Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay. He had left the Vatican on 5th July and arrived back today.

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Ecuador: Protests against Tax Bills Continue

Bills proposing changes to inheritance and income taxes have sparked massive protests across Ecuador in the last three weeks.

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Dominican Republic: Tens of Thousands Face Deportation Under New Law

Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent face an uncertain future after the eligibility period for residence registration expired on 17th June.

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Guatemala: Committee Investigating President Reports Death Threats

Baudilio Hichos, the leader of the commission of inquiry into the corruption charges against President Otto Peréz Molina, has reported that he and other members of the commission have received death threats.

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Mexico: Election Victory for Ruling Party Amid Violence & Protests

Amid calls for boycott and violent protests, exit polls suggest that ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional and its allies have held on to a majority in Mexico.

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Chile: Teachers Strike against Education Reform Bill

Thousands of Chilean teachers have begun an indefinite strike to protest the government’s education reform bill.

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