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BOLIVIA: Chile Accused Of Racism By Bolivia

BOLIVIA: Chile Accused Of Racism By Bolivia 0

Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is also Aymara, blasted Chile on his Twitter account Tuesday.

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BRAZIL: Brazil Dismisses Venezuela’s Presidency Of Mercosur Bloc

BRAZIL: Brazil Dismisses Venezuela’s Presidency Of Mercosur Bloc 0

Brazilian Foreign Minister, José Serra, has also criticized the government Nicolas Maduro, stating that there is no democracy in the country.

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PERU: Fernando Zavala Named As Prime Minister

PERU: Fernando Zavala Named As Prime Minister 0

Peru’s President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski confirmed on Sunday that Fernando Zavala, the outgoing chief executive of the country’s biggest beer company, will be his prime minister after he takes office July 28.

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CUBA: Venezuela’s Crisis Hurting Island Economy – Raul Castro Says

CUBA: Venezuela’s Crisis Hurting Island Economy – Raul Castro Says 0

Cuban President Raul Castro said the economy grew just 1 percent in the first part of the year, half of what the government had planned for.

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BRAZIL: Eduardo Cunha Resigns

BRAZIL: Eduardo Cunha Resigns 0

“Just my resignation could help stabilize the Chamber,” Eduardo Cunha said during a news conference.

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CUBA POLITICS: Fidel Castro Biography And Profile

CUBA POLITICS: Fidel Castro Biography And Profile 0

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926, near Birán, in Cuba’s eastern Oriente Province. Read Fidel Castro Biography and Profile.

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BRAZIL: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Biography And Profile

BRAZIL: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Biography And Profile 0

Luiz Inácio da Silva was born on 27 October 1945 at Garanhuns, in the hinterland of Pernambuco State. Read Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Biography and Profile.

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BRAZIL: Pedro I Biography And Profile

BRAZIL: Pedro I Biography And Profile 0

Pedro was born on Oct. 12, 1798, at the Queluz Palace in Lisbon, the son of the prince regent of Portugal. Read Pedro I Biography and Profile.

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VENEZUELA: Maduro Will Now Stop Rationing Electricity

VENEZUELA: Maduro Will Now Stop Rationing Electricity 0

Nicolas Maduro says, “We will guard against electrical sabotage, of course.”

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ARGENTINA: Mauricio Macri Travels To Europe To Boost Trade Ties

ARGENTINA: Mauricio Macri Travels To Europe To Boost Trade Ties 0

Mauricio Macri is set to hold an informal meeting with French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Saturday afternoon, Macri’s office said.

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ARGENTINA: Cristina Fernandez Properties Searched By Police

ARGENTINA: Cristina Fernandez Properties Searched By Police 0

“It has been a while, decades I would say, since we’ve seen such an abuse of power and political persecution,” Fernandez posted on Twitter.

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BOLIVIA: Evo Morales Says US DEA Selling Seized Drugs

BOLIVIA: Evo Morales Says US DEA Selling Seized Drugs 0

President Evo Morales accused the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of having financed illegal activities by selling confiscated drugs in Bolivia.

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BRAZIL: Michel Temer Abandons Plans To Accept Syrian Refugees

BRAZIL: Michel Temer Abandons Plans To Accept Syrian Refugees 0

Since the start of the conflict, over 2,200 Syrians have settled in Brazil, the largest group of the 8,500 or so people who have claimed asylum during that period.

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BRAZIL: Michel Temer Unveils Austerity Measures

BRAZIL: Michel Temer Unveils Austerity Measures 0

Temer said it was the best way to bring down high interest rates, repair the country’s credit standing – after losing its investment grade rating in December – and jump-start economic growth.

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MEXICO: Enrique Peña Nieto Asks Changes In Anti-Corruption Law

MEXICO: Enrique Peña Nieto Asks Changes In Anti-Corruption Law 0

Mexican politicians including the president have been stung by scandals of corruption or apparent conflicts of interest.

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COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos, FARC Rebels Sign Historic Ceasefire

COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos, FARC Rebels Sign Historic Ceasefire 0

“On my way to Havana to silence for ever the guns,” said President Juan Manuel Santos on his Twitter feed before the ceremony.

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MEXICO: Canadian Government To Lift Visa Requirement For Mexican Travellers

MEXICO: Canadian Government To Lift Visa Requirement For Mexican Travellers 0

A significant increase in bogus asylum claims, concerns that led former Conservative government to impose the visa requirement in the first place in 2009.

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COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos, FARC To Agree On Ceasefire

COLOMBIA: Juan Manuel Santos, FARC To Agree On Ceasefire 0

Juan Manuel Santos: “I appeal to God that he gives us the strength to finish these accords this very week, because we have almost completed them.”

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BRAZIL: Marcelo Odebrecht Says He Warned Rousseff Of Illegal Campaign Donations

BRAZIL: Marcelo Odebrecht Says He Warned Rousseff Of Illegal Campaign Donations 0

Marcelo Odebrecht was arrested 24 days later as police deepened an investigation on a massive kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

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MEXICO: Manlio Fabio Beltrones Steps Down

MEXICO: Manlio Fabio Beltrones Steps Down 0

“It’s time for a necessary pause,” Manlio Fabio Beltrones told a news conference at the PRI’s Mexico City headquarters.

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