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ARGENTINA: Supreme Court Disrupts Mauricio Macri’s Reform Plans

ARGENTINA: Supreme Court Disrupts Mauricio Macri’s Reform Plans

To heal Argentina’s economy, damaged by years of populism, Mauricio Macri’s plan is to administer unpleasant medicine early in his presidential term, which began in December.

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VENEZUELA: Political Doubt Mounts Ahead Of Protest

VENEZUELA: Political Doubt Mounts Ahead Of Protest

“They are seeking to reach a critical mass that will renew the acts of violence, as I am certain they have a plan B,” Jorge Rodriguez said.

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NICARAGUA: Election: Daniel Ortega Favorite To Win

NICARAGUA: Election: Daniel Ortega Favorite To Win

Political opposition has accused Ortega and his Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party of neutering state institutions.

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VENEZUELA: Maduro Says Any Venezuela Coup Bid Would Meet Tougher Reaction Than Turkey’s

VENEZUELA: Maduro Says Any Venezuela Coup Bid Would Meet Tougher Reaction Than Turkey’s

The opposition plans a big march in Caracas on Sept. 1 to demand a recall referendum aimed at cutting short Maduro’s six-year term, due to end in 2019.

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MEXICO: President Enrique Pena Nieto Ready To Meet With Trump

MEXICO: President Enrique Pena Nieto Ready To Meet With Trump

“Yes, I would meet with him,” Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said, referring to Trump in a pre-taped television interview broadcast on Tuesday night.

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BRAZIL: Justice Teori Zavascki Authorizes Probe On Dilma Rousseff

BRAZIL: Justice Teori Zavascki Authorizes Probe On Dilma Rousseff

Justice Teori Zavascki’s ruling has given Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot permission to look for additional evidence that Rousseff sought to name Lula to a cabinet post to help him avoid prosecution.

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BRAZIL: Petrobras Corruption Scandal: Lawmakers Plot To Pardon Corrupt Officials

BRAZIL: Petrobras Corruption Scandal: Lawmakers Plot To Pardon Corrupt Officials

As the Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff, a shocking 58 percent of the chamber was at that moment under investigation for corruption.

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NICARAGUA: Daniel Ortega Seeking Helicopters, Coastal Vessels From Russia, US

NICARAGUA: Daniel Ortega Seeking Helicopters, Coastal Vessels From Russia, US

Ortega said he was negotiating with Russia to acquire helicopters, and hoped the United States would also help provide “this type of asset to Nicaragua.”

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VENEZUELA: Court Upholds Leopoldo López Sentence

VENEZUELA: Court Upholds Leopoldo López Sentence

Amnesty this week created a petition to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s regime to free Leopoldo López and an international campaign.

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ARGENTINA: Theresa May To Mauricio Macri: Lift Oil Exploration Restriction In Falklands

ARGENTINA: Theresa May To Mauricio Macri: Lift Oil Exploration Restriction In Falklands

British Prime Minister Theresa May has written to Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri calling for restrictions on oil exploration in the Falklands Islands

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CUBA: Happy 90th Birthday Fidel Castro

CUBA: Happy 90th Birthday Fidel Castro

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro turns 90 years old on Saturday 13 August 2016.

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VENEZUELA: Capriles Urges United Regional Front Against Maduro

VENEZUELA: Capriles Urges United Regional Front Against Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says, “Corrupt governments are falling in Latin America, and they’re going to continue to fall.”

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CHILE: Michelle Bachelet Biography And Profile

CHILE: Michelle Bachelet Biography And Profile

Michelle Bachelet was born on September 29, 1951 in Santiago, Chile. Read Michelle Bachelet Biography and Profile.

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BRAZIL: Rousseff Indictment, Trial Take Center Stage

BRAZIL: Rousseff Indictment, Trial Take Center Stage

This will strengthen Michel Temer’s hand as he strives to establish his legitimacy and stabilize Brazil politically.

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VENEZUELA: Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil Mull Demotion Of Venezuela’s Mercosur Full Membership

VENEZUELA: Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil Mull Demotion Of Venezuela’s Mercosur Full Membership

Paraguay which is proving to be the most critical of Venezuela argues that president Nicolás Maduro administration does not abide by democratic principles.

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BRAZIL: Michel Temer Asks Corrupt Tycoon For Financial Aid

BRAZIL: Michel Temer Asks Corrupt Tycoon For Financial Aid

Veja magazine quoted the former executive, Marcelo Odebrecht, saying that Temer asked him for “financial support” during a 2014 dinner with members of his center-right PMDB party.

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PANAMA: How Did Panama Become Tax Haven?

PANAMA: How Did Panama Become Tax Haven?

A huge leak of documents from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, has thrown new light on how the rich and powerful hide their wealth.

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CHILE: Chileans Who Are Optimistic On The Country’s Future Has Fallen Sharply

CHILE: Chileans Who Are Optimistic On The Country’s Future Has Fallen Sharply

Chileans who said their country was going “in the correct direction” fell to 18 percent last month from 41 percent a year and a half ago, CERC-Mori poll.

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BRAZIL: Dilma Rousseff Impeachment Trial Reaching End Of The Road

BRAZIL: Dilma Rousseff Impeachment Trial Reaching End Of The Road

Senate report found President Dilma Rousseff violated the constitution, moving her drawn-out impeachment trial closer to deciding her fate.

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BRAZIL: Impeachment Trial Closer To Sealing Rousseff’s Fate

BRAZIL: Impeachment Trial Closer To Sealing Rousseff’s Fate

Anastasia, a member of PSDB, the main opposition party to Rousseff’s administration, said there was enough evidence for the impeachment trial to proceed.

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