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Recent News Headlines : Latin America

A "NO" VOTE WOULD MEAN, AS COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT JUAN MANUEL SANTOS HAS SAID, THAT THE WAR IS BACK ON.

Sept. 18, 2016 FARC's long war is funded by drug profits, but Colombian armed forces aren't betting that the drug trade goes away if the peace deal is approved by voters...
2nd October, 2016 266

HEALTH OFFICIALS AND RESEARCHERS TESTED MOSQUITOES IN THE SALT LAKE CITY AREA AND DIDN'T FIND ANY ZIKA-INFECTED BUGS.

Utah man may have caught Zika from his dying father's tears, researchers say...
29th September, 2016 19

TRUMP HAS ACKNOWLEDGED PRESSURING HER TO LOSE WEIGHT, SAYING IT WAS HER JOB AS MISS UNIVERSE TO REMAIN IN PEAK PHYSICAL SHAPE.

By her account, she gained about 12 pounds after becoming Miss Universe...
28th September, 2016 154

HILLARY CLINTON TO DONALD TRUMP ANYONE COMPLAINING ABOUT MICROPHONES IS 'NOT HAVING A GOOD NIGHT'

On Tuesday, he implied she deserved his scorn because she gained weight...
28th September, 2016 140

BECAUSE NOW THERE IS ONE LESS WAR IN THIS WORLD."

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28th September, 2016 98

COLOMBIA SIGNS HISTORIC PEACE DEAL WITH FARC REBELS TO END LONG CONFLICT

Reflecting that history, the final accord commits the government to addressing unequal land distribution that has been at the heart of Colombia's conflict...
27th September, 2016 136

COLOMBIA SIGNS HISTORIC PEACE DEAL WITH FARC REBELS TO END LONG CONFLICT

Reflecting that history, the final accord commits the government to addressing unequal land distribution that has been at the heart of Colombia's conflict...
27th September, 2016 0

ACCORD BRINGS AN END TO LATIN AMERICA'S LONGEST-RUNNING CONFLICT, WHICH HAS KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

Colombia and FARC sign historic pact ending 52-year war...
27th September, 2016 5642

WITH A PEN MADE FROM A BULLET, TIMOCHENKO AND COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT END 52-YEAR-OLD WAR, TURN FARC INTO POLITICAL PARTY

Colombia and FARC Marxist rebels sign accord ending 52-year war...
27th September, 2016 148

COLOMBIA'S GOVERNMENT AND LEFT-WING FARC REBELS SIGN AN AGREEMENT THAT FORMALLY BRINGS AN END TO 52 YEARS OF CIVIL WAR.

The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war...
27th September, 2016 11159

CHE GUEVARA ERA CLOSES AS LATIN AMERICA'S OLDEST GUERRILLA ARMY CALLS IT A DAY

The illegal narcotics trade also helps to explain the longevity of Colombia's main rebel groups the Farc and the National Liberation Army ELN ...
25th September, 2016 1314

REFUGEE CRISIS COSTA RICA 'GETS 100-PLUS MIGRANTS A DAY'

The phenomenon has shifted quite significantly, says Costa Rican President Luis Solis...
24th September, 2016 6

A BLACK SOUTH AMERICAN CARIBBEAN WEST INDIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN WASHINGTONIAN?

How blacks made America and it made us Kojo Nnamdi...
24th September, 2016 5192

ACCORDING TO A STUDY RELEASED THIS WEEK BY POLLSTERS IPSOS, THE POLICE INSPIRE "DISTRUST" IN 65 PERCENT OF PERUVIANS, "SHAME" IN 51 PERCENT AND "FEAR" IN 47 PERCENT.

"That sensation that the police are corrupt and useless, or even on the side of the crooks, is not something that will go away overnight."...
23rd September, 2016 97

ARE BLACK MUSLIM WOMEN PART OF THE NATURAL HAIR CONVERSATION?

But I find the hair of Black Muslim women to be even more misunderstood...
23rd September, 2016 222

MANTEGA, 67, WAS ORDERED RELEASED FROM CUSTODY A FEW HOURS LATER.

A few hours after his arrest, federal Judge Sergio Moro ordered Mantega released from custody...
22nd September, 2016 431

READ BARACK OBAMA'S UNITED NATIONS SPEECH IN FULL

Read Barack Obamas United Nations speech in full...
21st September, 2016 412

RUSSIA PUTS TEAM NORTH AMERICA TO THE SWORD

North America's Morgan Rielly and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins then scored to set up a thrilling finish but with victory in sight Russia dug in deep...
21st September, 2016 3

OBAMA'S FINAL UN ASSEMBLY ADDRESS 'AT THIS MOMENT WE ALL FACE A CHOICE'

For his final appearance, Obama arrived late at the general assembly...
20th September, 2016 409

SPAIN'S ECONOMY TO 'GROW BY OVER 3 PERCENT ' DESPITE LACK OF GOVERNMENT

Spain's economy will expand by more than 3 percent this year according to the acting economy minister Luis de Guindos...
20th September, 2016 37

AHMAD RAHAMI WAS CHARGED WITH FIVE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ON MONDAY NIGHT, AND MORE CHARGES ARE LIKELY TO COME.

Even the family restaurant's name -- First American Fried Chicken -- seemed like an attempt to assimilate...
20th September, 2016 150

MARK HUGO LOPEZ OF THE PEW HISPANIC CENTER NOTED THAT, BETWEEN 2000 AND 2010, LATINOS AND ASIANS HAD ROUGHLY THE SAME RATE OF GROWTH.

5 Takeaways About Hispanic Heritage You Probably Didn't Know...
19th September, 2016 40

'PLAN COLOMBIA' HOW WASHINGTON LEARNED TO LOVE LATIN AMERICAN INTERVENTION AGAIN

Guillermo Legaria AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE VIA GETTY IMAGES Strategic targeting Carvajal said Plan Colombia's legacy is a macabre one...
19th September, 2016 1279

OF THOSE LEADERS PRESENT, MORE THAN HALF ARE MADURO'S CLOSE IDEOLOGICAL ALLIES AND RECIPIENTS OF OIL SUBSIDIES IN LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN.

Venezuela is facing a global attack, which is against all of Latin America and Caribbean, he said...
18th September, 2016 10

NEW REPORTS INDICATE THAT SOME SYRIAN REFUGEES ARE OPTING TO RETURN HOME.

Projected figures on migrant fatalities released as US prepares to host two major summits on refugee crisis...
18th September, 2016 1108

OPPONENTS OF MR. SNOWDEN HAVE ARGUED THAT HIS DISCLOSURES HAVE MADE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE UNITED STATES TO GATHER INTELLIGENCE ON TERRORISTS AND OTHER FOREIGN THREATS.

The Obama administration has rejected the idea in earlier petition campaigns and has said that Mr. Snowden should face trial in the United States...
17th September, 2016 1674

TRUMP'S MEXICO PLANS REIGNITE BANAMEX QUESTIONS FOR CITIGROUP

In addition, Banamex contributes about 15 percent of Citigroup's global consumer revenue, which makes Mexico second only to the United States in importance...
16th September, 2016 235

MATERNAL DEATHS WORLDWIDE DROP BY HALF, YET SHOCKING DISPARITIES REMAIN

Study in Lancet shows a woman's lifetime chance of dying from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries...
16th September, 2016 1561

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION ALSO ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK A $15 MILLION PROGRAM TO HELP DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA IMPROVE THEIR CAPACITY TO TRACK AGRICULTURAL DATA.

In many sub-Saharan African countries "it's a lot easier and more palatable" to open up agricultural data than other kinds...
15th September, 2016 1

FOX ALSO CRITICIZED CURRENT MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO FOR INVITING TRUMP TO VISIT MEXICO CITY A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND MEETING WITH HIM.

Former Mexican president calls Trump 'a false prophet' and warns, 'Wake up, America!'...
13th September, 2016 950

Trending News Headlines : Latin America

GREECE'S CREDITORS WERE NOT PREPARED TO TAKE A HIT FROM A GREEK DEBT WRITE-DOWN AND THEN EXPLICITLY BAIL OUT THEIR OWN BANKING SYSTEM.

Major debt overhangs are only solved after deep write-downs of the debt's face value...
7th July, 2015 20327

IN THE MID 1900S, THE MOST POPULAR BANANA IN THE WORLD--A SWEET, CREAMY VARIETY CALLED GROS MICHEL GROWN IN LATIN AMERICA--ALL BUT DISAPPEARED FROM THE PLANET.

When the first strain of the Panama Disease appeared in Latin America, there was nothing to stop it...
4th December, 2015 11954

POPE FRANCIS DOES NOT JUST CRITICIZE THE EXCESSES OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM.

Inevitably, Francis' critique can be read as a broadside against Pax Americana, the period of capitalism regulated by global institutions created largely by the United States...
12th July, 2015 11611

THAT PLAGUED HIS PREDECESSOR'S POPE FRANCIS ARRIVES IN THE PAUL VI HALL ON MONDAY FOR AN AUDIENCE WITH THE HOLY SEE'S EMPLOYEES AT THE VATICAN.

Burke is known for hard-line dogmatism, elaborate vestments and, most important, for opposing major aspects of Francis' agenda for change...
23rd December, 2014 11376

DRUG KINGPIN ESCAPES FROM MEXICAN PRISON THROUGH TUNNEL

Though this was perhaps Mexico's most spectacular prison escape since the previous one by Mr...
12th July, 2015 8936

EX-PRESIDENT LULA JOINS BRAZILS CABINET GAINING LEGAL SHIELD

It is hard to find a part of Brazil's political system that has not been tarnished...
17th March, 2016 6904

THE GOVERNMENT SAYS NEARLY 240 000 MIGRANT WORKERS BORN OUTSIDE THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAVE STARTED THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

The government says nearly 240,000 migrant workers born outside the Dominican Republic have started the registration process...
16th June, 2015 6541

AND FRANCIS WAS NOT MERELY PRESIDING, AS HAD POPE JOHN PAUL II.

Francis' goal to create "a poor church of the poor."...
19th September, 2015 6216

AND THE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT WERE FIELDED IN A WORLD FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE THAT GUATEMALANS WOKE TO ON THURSDAY.

Guatemala City's middle class, long reluctant to speak out after the deadly suppression of the civil war, began joining forces with peasant and indigenous groups...
3rd September, 2015 6110

AS ZIKA VIRUS SPREADS, EL SALVADOR ASKS WOMEN NOT TO GET PREGNANT UNTIL 2018

Several Latin American countries are urging a pause in having babies...
23rd January, 2016 5701

IN SOME WAYS, THIS LEAVES THE PRESIDENT EVEN MORE RELIANT ON MR. TEMER, WHOM MS. ROUSSEFF NAMED AS HER CHIEF NEGOTIATOR WITH THE FRACTIOUS CONGRESS THIS YEAR.

A ruling against Ms. Rousseff could open the way for impeachment proceedings, potentially allowing Mr. Temer to take her place, though she could appeal at the Supreme Court...
7th August, 2015 5341

FACEBOOK HAS A BILLION USERS IN A SINGLE DAY, SAYS MARK ZUCKERBERG

Facebook has a billion users in a single day says mark zuckerberg...
27th August, 2015 4744

WITH VENEZUELAN OIL PRICES DIPPING BELOW 40 27 A BARREL THIS WEEK, THOSE REVENUES ARE SHRINKING FAST.

Peter foster reports exclusively from caracas where ordinary venezuelans battle for survival as hospitals are left without supplies and shops without basic necessities...
3rd February, 2015 4588

ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION 'THROUGH SEX' REPORTED IN US

Zika infections are short, mild and pose a significant threat only in pregnancy...
3rd February, 2016 4389

POPE FRANCIS SUGGESTS DONALD TRUMP IS NOT CHRISTIAN

Francis argued that a close friendship between a man and woman is not a sin, it's a friendship...
19th February, 2016 4237

AND DROUGHTS, LIKE THOSE THAT RECENTLY AFFLICTED PARTS OF BRAZIL, CAN CAUSE PEOPLE TO HOARD WATER IN CONTAINERS, PROVIDING ADDITIONAL MOSQUITO HABITATS.

Alarm Spreads in Brazil Over a Virus and a Surge in Malformed Infants...
30th December, 2015 4120

ZIKA VIRUS SPREADING EXPLOSIVELY, SAYS WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

Director general convenes emergency committee, saying 'level of alarm is extremely high' as virus has now been detected in 23 countries...
29th January, 2016 4114

SOME WEALTHIER CONSUMERS HAVE RESORTED TO HAVING FOOD SHIPPED TO VENEZUELA.

Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle...
29th June, 2016 3862

AN ESTIMATED 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED FOR TUESDAY'S MASS WITH POPE FRANCIS IN QUITO, ECUADOR.

Photo Nuns wait to see Pope Francis in Ecuador...
10th July, 2015 3721

FOREIGN DIPLOMATS VOICING ALARM TO U.S. OFFICIALS ABOUT TRUMP

Another of the senior U.S. officials said the complaints are coming mostly from mid-to-low ranking diplomats...
8th March, 2016 3519

MARRIOTT TO BUY STARWOOD TO CREATE WORLD'S BIGGEST HOTEL CHAIN

ANTITRUST ISSUES UNLIKELY Starwood investors will get 0.92 Marriott Class A share and 2 in cash for each share held...
17th November, 2015 3458

THE ONLY MAJOR UNITED STATES ANTAGONIST NOT HURT BY THE DROP IN OIL PRICES IS NORTH KOREA, WHICH IMPORTS ALL OF ITS PETROLEUM.

Hard-hit anti-American oil producers have blamed foreign machinations for their woes, suggesting that Washington, in cahoots with Saudi Arabia, has deliberately driven down prices...
25th December, 2014 3347

"I WOULD NOT WANT DEMOCRACY IF MEN LIKE HIM ARE ELECTED." ELSEWHERE ON WEIBO, MR. TRUMP'S REMARKS ABOUT CHINA AS AN ECONOMIC RIVAL DREW ANGRY REBUKES.

That said, there is something of a "wow effect about Trump and his candidacy," Mr. Medick said...
28th August, 2015 3197

POLICE OFFICERS SHOT AT STUDENTS WHO TRIED TO RUSH TO MR. GUTIERREZ'S AID.

He sought shelter behind a truck, where two police officers ran over to him, and kicked and punched him...
25th April, 2016 3051

FOREIGN DIPLOMATS VOICING ALARM TO U.S. OFFICIALS ABOUT TRUMP

Another of the senior U.S. officials said the complaints are coming mostly from mid-to-low ranking diplomats...
7th March, 2016 2906

WITH PROSECUTORS SEEKING HIS ARREST, MR. DA SILVA WAS SWORN IN AS CHIEF OF STAFF TO HIS PROTEGE AND SUCCESSOR, PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF.

Tempers Flare in Brazil Over Intercepts of Calls by Ex-President Lula...
18th March, 2016 2803

ZIKA VIRUS MAY BE LINKED TO SURGE IN RARE SYNDROME IN BRAZIL

The virus, called Zika, made its way to Brazil recently but is spreading rapidly around Latin America and the Caribbean...
24th January, 2016 2721

LAST YEAR, BHP BILLITON SHIPPED ENOUGH IRON ORE EACH DAY TO CHINA TO FILL THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.

The China Factor China Falters and the Global Economy Is Forced to Adapt...
27th August, 2015 2447

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION DECLARES ZIKA VIRUS PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

Zika alone would never be a public health emergency of international concern, he said...
2nd February, 2016 2442

POLICE AGENTS DETAINED PLUTARCO ANTONIO RUIZ, THE BOYFRIEND OF MISS HONDURAS MARIA JOSE ALVARADO'S SISTER, IN SANTA BARBARA, HONDURAS, ON NOV.

Ramon Sabillon, the Honduras National Police director, said Sofia's boyfriend, Plutarco Antonio Ruiz, 26, had confessed to the killings and led authorities to the bodies...
20th November, 2014 2420

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US PARTNERS WITH COSTA RICA TO PROTECT CENTRAL AMERICAN REFUGEES

Central Americans from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have fled their countries in their thousands...
26th July, 2016 74

COLOMBIA AND FARC REBELS REACH CEASEFIRE AFTER 50 YEARS AND 220,000 DEAD

Bogota Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels have reached agreement on a definitive ceasefire that would end hostilities in the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere...
22nd June, 2016 3

MICHIGAN SEX OFFENDER FUGITIVE RECAPTURED IN COSTA RICA, SEEKS ASYLUM

It was not immediately known how Saatio managed to travel from the United States to Costa Rica...
22nd June, 2016 1

AFTER A RELATIVELY SLOW START TO THE GAME, THE HOSTS STEPPED IT UP A GEAR AS FORMER FULHAM STRIKER CLINT DEMPSEY STRUCK IN THE 22ND MINUTE.

The United States held on for the win and will next take on the winner of the match between Argentina and Venezuela...
19th June, 2016 0

WHEN RIGGING ELECTIONS IN NICARAGUA, PANAMA, HONDURAS, EL SALVADOR, COLOMBIA, MEXICO, COSTA RICA, GUATEMALA, AND VENEZUELA, MR SEPULVEDA SAID HIS TEAM EMPLOYED A RANGE OF METHODS.

Man claims he rigged elections in most Latin American countries over 8 years...
2nd April, 2016 63

MORE THAN HALF WERE IN HONDURAS AND BRAZIL.

Berta Caceres Flores of Honduras is among hundreds of activists killed just since 2010, groups say...
31st March, 2016 677

CUBA ROLLING STONES ROCK HAVANA WITH LANDMARK GIG

The Rolling Stones have rocked Havana, playing to tens of thousands in the Cuban capital, where foreign rock music was banned for several decades...
26th March, 2016 1625

BOTH ARE BASED ON GALLUP'S ANNUAL SURVEYS OF ROUGHLY 1,000 ADULTS FROM MORE THAN 140 COUNTRIES, BUT EACH YIELDS VERY DIFFERENT RESULTS.

Money appears to be very closely tied with life evaluation -- on that, Gallup's Clifton agrees...
25th March, 2016 172

US PRESIDENT SAYS WASHINGTON WAS TOO SLOW TO CONDEMN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS DURING ARGENTINA'S 1976-1983 DICTATORSHIP.

Argentina rights groups angry with Obama memorial visit...
24th March, 2016 104

LAST MONTH, THE UNITED STATES STOPPED ITS POLICY OF OPPOSING LOANS TO ARGENTINA FROM THE WORLD BANK.

In the 1990s, Mr. Menem, who put in place free-market policies, aligned Argentina more closely with the United States...
23rd March, 2016 328

U.S. EMBASSIES IN CENTRAL AMERICA ALSO HAVE BEEN HELPING LOCAL POLICE FORCES VET PROSPECTIVE OFFICERS.

Central America prepares for a flood of U.S. aid to combat violence...
10th March, 2016 27

BUT AMERICAN LAW GIVES CUBANS SPECIAL STATUS TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES AND APPLY FOR A GREEN CARD, PROVIDED THEY MAKE IT HERE.

US Pays to Shelter Cuban Migrants in Costa Rica...
5th March, 2016 1129

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