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Venezuela Declares ‘Economic Emergency’ and ‘Food Crisis’

Venezuela’s Supreme Court (TSJ) upheld a decree by President Nicolás Maduro establishing an economic emergency, which will give the president the authority to take special measures for 60 days.

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Mexico: Prison Riot Leaves 49 Dead

Rioting at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, has left 49 people dead with an additional 12 injured.

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Mexico: Missing Journalist Found Dead in Veracruz

The body of a kidnapped Mexican journalist was found on Tuesday, half-naked, bound, and with a bag over her head, along the side of a highway in the state of Puebla, Mexico.

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Latin America: Protests Break Out over Signing of TPP

Protests have broken out in Peru, Chile, and Mexico against last week’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

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Ecuador Demands Freedom for Assange After UN Ruling

Ecuador has called for Julian Assange to be allowed to go free after a UN panel said his time in the country’s London embassy amounted to an “arbitrary detention.”

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Colombia Introduces Year-Long Ban on Carrying Firearms

A nationwide ban on bearing firearms came into force this week in Colombia, as part of the government’s efforts to reduce violent crime.

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Study: 41 of World’s 50 Most Violent Cities in Latin America

A new study has revealed that of the world’s 50 most violent cities, 41 are in Latin America, with Venezuelan capital Caracas at the top of the list.

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Bolivia: President Evo Morales Celebrates Ten Years in Office

Evo Morales today celebrated ten years as Bolivia’s President with an indigenous ceremony to thank Pachamama (Mother Earth).

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Mercosur Summit: Argentina, Venezuela Clash over Human Rights

Argentine president Mauricio Macri drew sharp criticism from Venezuela’s foreign affairs minister Delcy Rodríguez at the Mercosur summit in Asunción today, after questioning human rights issues in the Caribbean state.

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Brazil: Police Raid Homes of House Speaker in Corruption Probe

Federal police officers in Brazil have raided homes belonging to the speaker of the lower house of congress, Eduardo Cunha, as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption.

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