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Chile: Thousands Evacuated After Calbuco Volcano Erupts in Patagonia

Over 4,000 people have been evacuated after the Calbuco Volcano in Chilean Patagonia erupted twice yesterday.

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Latin America ‘Most Dangerous’ Region for Environmental Activists

A new report by Global Witness showed that Latin America remains by far the most dangerous region for land and environmental defenders.

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Honduras: 250 US Marines to be Deployed in the Country

The Honduran government has confirmed it responded positively to a request by its US counterpart to allow 250 marines to enter Honduran territory.

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Chile: Bachelet Signs Law Allowing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet yesterday signed a new law that will grant homosexual partners the same rights as heterosexual couples in civil unions.

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Chile: 26 Dead in Floods Affecting Northern Regions

The official death toll in northern Chile reached 26 this morning, due to recent flooding in the normally arid desert region, according to local reports.

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Peru: New Prime Minister to Seek Parliamentary Support

The newly appointed Peruvian Prime Minister, Pedro Cateriano, will begin today a round of talks with opposition parties in order to garner parliamentary support.

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Mexico: Four Dead in Pemex Oil Rig Fire

A fire in an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four people and injured 16. The rig is owned by state oil company Pemex, which confirmed the death toll this afternoon.

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Peru: Prime Minister Ousted Amid Spying Scandal

Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara was forced to resign yesterday after losing a confidence vote in Congress amid a scandal over alleged on political opponents.

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Bolivia: Opposition Parties Gain Ground in Regional Elections

Bolivia’s governing Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party won four of Bolivia’s nine departments in Sunday’s election, but lost ground to opposition parties.

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Uruguayan Luis Almagro Elected OAS Secretary General

Former Uruguayan Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Almagro was elected as the new Secretary General of the Organisation for American States (OAS) by an overwhelming majority. He will take office on 26th May.

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