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Brazil: Marina Silva to Replace Dead PSB Candidate

Former senator and environmental activist Marina Silva was appointed yesterday as the presidential candidate for the Partido Socialista Brasileiro (PSB), after the death of party leader Eduardo Campos in a plane crash last week.

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El Salvador: Pope Paves Way for Beatification of Óscar Romero

Pope Francis has announced that he has lifted the ban on beatifying Salvadorian archbishop Óscar Romero, who was assassinated in San Salvador in 1980.

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Venezuelan Detained for Cocaine-Filled Breast Implants

A Venezuelan woman has been detained in Madrid’s Barajas airport after confessing to police that she was carrying 1.7kg of cocaine inside her breast implants.

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Colombia: FARC Addresses Victims at Havana Peace Talks

The FARC has reiterated its willingness to take responsibility towards the victims of the country’s conflict, proposing that a special fund be created for reparations.

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Brazil: Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Brazil: Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos has died after the light aircraft he was travelling in crashed in the coastal town of Santos earlier today.

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Ecuador: Earthquake Leaves Three Dead, Several Injured

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the Ecuadorian capital of Quito yesterday afternoon, killing at least three people and injuring at least a dozen.

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Mexico: President Promulgates Energy Reform Laws

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto promulgated today the energy reform laws that were passed by Congress last week.

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Venezuela-Colombia Border to Close at Night

Starting tonight, the 2,200km border between Colombia and Venezuela will shut between 10pm and 5am in a bilateral effort to combat smuggling.

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Latin America to Increase Exports to Russia

Representatives of Ecuador, Chile, and Uruguay have met with authorities in Moscow to agree on an increase in exports of foodstuffs to Russia in the wake of the country’s decision to ban imports from a number of Western nations on Wednesday.

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Brazil: Married Couple Discover they are Siblings

In a story that has made waves around Brazil due to its Hollywood-like plot, a married couple from São Paulo have discovered that they have the same mother.

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