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Peru: One Dead in Pluspetrol Protests

One person has died after violent clashes between the police and protestors opposed to natural gas exploration by Argentina’s Pluspetrol in Junín.

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Two Killed, Ambulance Comes Under Fire in Shantytown Shootout

Two people were killed and two wounded after a clash between rival gangs in Villa 1-11-14, in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Bajo Flores, in the early hours of this morning.

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Paraguay: Thousands of Campesinos March to Demand President Resign

Thousands of campesinos marched to the government palace in Asunción yesterday, to demand the resignation of Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes.

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Mexico: Argentine Experts, PGR Clash Over Missing Students Investigation

The Office of Mexico’s Prosecutor General (PGR) has criticised a team of Argentine forensic experts for “casting doubt” over its investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in September.

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Catacombs: The Murky Powers in Argentina’s Intelligence Services

Catacombs: The Murky Powers in Argentina’s Intelligence Services

In an exclusive translation for The Indy, José Natanson of Le Monde Diplomatique analyses the dilemmas surrounding the work of the intelligence services in Argentina.

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Ecuador: Ship Runs Aground in Galápagos Islands

Ecuadorian authorities have declared a state of emergency in the Galápagos Islands after the freighter ‘Floreana’ ran aground just off San Cristóbal Island, in the aptly named ‘Wreck Bay’.

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Venezuela: Government ‘Categorically Rejects’ New US Sanctions

The Venezuelan government has “categorically rejected” a new round of sanctions announced by the US, saying they violate international law.

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VIDEO: Demanding Justice for Luciano Arruga

VIDEO: Demanding Justice for Luciano Arruga

Six years on from the alleged abduction and killing of 16-year-old Luciano Arruga by local police, The Indy joined a march led by his family as they continue to seek justice for his death.

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Chile: Government Introduces Bill to Partially Legalise Abortion

Fulfilling a campaign promise, president Michelle Bachelet signed on Saturday a bill to legalise abortion in specific cases.

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Córdoba: Protests over the Death of Ismael Sosa

Families of the victims of police violence and left-wing organisations protested yesterday in the city of Córdoba, demanding justice for the death of Ismael Sosa.

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