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Bolivia: Hundreds of Skeletons Discovered in Potosí Mass Grave

A mass grave with an estimated 400-500 human remains has been discovered in the mining town of Potosí, Bolivia. The bones are estimated to date to the colonial-era, when Potosí was home to the world’s biggest silver mine

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Venezuela: Arrested Diplomat Returns from Aruba

Hugo Carvajal, Venezuela’s Consul General to Aruba, returned to his home country yesterday after being illegally arrested on the island last week.

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Central American Leaders meet with Obama about Migration Crisis

The presidents of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador today met with the US president Barack Obama to address the Central America-US migration crisis.

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Colombia: Seven Killed in Mining Accident

At least seven people were killed and another two are missing after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Cauca, south-east Colombia yesterday.

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Paraguay: Two Children Die of Alleged Herbicide Poisoning

Two children died and dozens of people were hospitalised this week in the Huber Duré colony, Curuguaty, after allegedly suffering from herbicide poisoning.

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Colombia: Most Wanted Drug Lord Arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrested Colombian drug lord Hernán Alonso Villa, nicknamed ‘El Ratón’, in a joint operation between the two countries.

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Bolivia: Child Labour Legalised from Age Ten

Bolivia’s vice president Alvaro García Linera has signed a controversial bill lowering the minimum age of work from 14 to 10, the youngest legal working age in the world.

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Bolivia to Investigate Pilcomayo River Pollution

The Bolivian Public Prosecutor’s Office has announced that a prosecutor specialised in environmental issues will be appointed to investigate and bring to court those responsible for the collapse of a tailing dam that polluted the Pilcomayo River last week.

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Mexico: Hundreds Freed from Shelter after Reports of Abuse

Nearly 600 people, including 492 children, have been freed from a shelter in Mexico after a police raid found inhumane conditions and a prevalence of sexual abuse and violence.

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Ecuador Signs Free Trade Agreement with European Union

After four years of negotiations, Ecuador has joined the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union, Colombia, and Peru.

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