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US space junk falls in South America
Sun, 01 May 2011 18:06:33 GMT
A piece of junk debris from a NASA space mission has dropped in South America, fueling already growing concerns over the safety and security of the space-services market.

Strong quake hits off Panama coast
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:30:14 GMT
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Panama, with no immediate warnings of a tsunami or information on injuries or damages.

Argentine unions mark Labor Day
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 08:29:31 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of Argentinians have spilled out into downtown Buenos Aires to mark the International Labor Day, as the political brawls and duels heat up in the country.

Argentine rights group marks anniv.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:08:35 GMT
Women seeking justice in Argentina have gathered in the capital Buenos Aires to mark the 34th anniversary of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo organization.

Latin American states eye Asian market
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:46:18 GMT
The presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru have met in the Peruvian capital, Lima, to sign an agreement aimed at forming a shared strategy to enter the lucrative Asian market.

Brazil slams rights abuses by West
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 08:42:10 GMT
Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota has lambasted Western countries for their human rights practices, emphasizing that they have the worst record in human rights abuses.

Argentines demand freedom of assembly
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:21:07 GMT
Students and journalists have staged a protest rally in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, to call for the freedom of assembly and greater press freedom.

Humala leading Peru opinion polls
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 17:26:45 GMT
In Peru, leftist candidate Ollanta Humala is ahead of conservative candidate Keiko Fujimori in polls leading up to the presidential runoff election.

Heavy rains kill dozens in South America
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:49:21 GMT
Heavy rains and floods have cut a wide swath of death and destruction through South America in the past few weeks.

10 killed in Brazil landslides
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:16:39 GMT
Landslides and accidents caused by heavy rains have left at least 10 people dead in southern Brazil, emergency workers say.

Haiti vote results questioned
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:17:41 GMT
The United States embassy in Haiti has called into question the final results of the elections after a number of candidates trailing behind won seats.

Plane crash kills seven in Brazil
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:24:59 GMT
Seven people, including one child, have been reportedly killed after a twin-engine light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff in northwest Brazil.

Former singer wins Haiti election
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:09:39 GMT
Popular singer-turned-politician Michel Martelly has officially been announced as Haiti's new president, with official results giving him over 67 per cent of the national vote.

UN addresses Argentina housing crisis
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:41:37 GMT
The UN special rapporteur Rachel Rolnik who has paid a visit to Buenos Aires calls for the construction of more residential units in Argentina as well as regulating the housing market.

Haitian election results due on Wed.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:04:23 GMT
Haiti has postponed the announcement of the final results of the presidential election, which is expected to confirm Michel Martelly as the winner, to Wednesday.

Bolivian workers' protest turns violent
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:12:40 GMT
Bolivian union workers have clashed with police on the ninth day of their protests against low pay and working conditions in the South American country.

Uruguay ends amnesty on junta crimes
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:04:47 GMT
Uruguay's senate has narrowly voted to annul an amnesty for crimes against humanity committed during the military dictatorship in the country four decades ago.

Argentine ex-junta leaders sued
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:09:54 GMT
German and Argentinean activists have filed a lawsuit against Argentina's former military rulers and have accused them of crimes against humanity.

Expelled US envoy leaves Ecuador
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:54:21 GMT
The US ambassador to Ecuador has left the country a week after being declared "persona non grata" over a diplomatic cable posted on WikiLeaks in which she criticized the Ecuadorian president.

Police pullout sets Argentine strikes
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:00:50 GMT
The order for a police pullout in Argentina has triggered more protests by the country's hospital workers, who feel the order threatens their workplace security.

Peru exit polls hint at run-off election
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:05:25 GMT
Exit polls show that a leftist candidate has won the first round of the presidential election in Peru, failing to garner majority of votes to avoid a run-off.

Polls open in Peru's presidential election
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 14:59:35 GMT
Polls have opened in Peru's presidential election in which the daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori is facing a tight race against nationalist Ollanta Humala.

'Argentina junta abducted 500 children'
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 09:25:35 GMT
Around 30,000 people, including hundreds of children, were abducted in Argentina during a seven-year period beginning in 1976, when a military dictatorship took over power in the South American country.

Brazil school shooting kills 13 children
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:40:36 GMT
A gunman has killed 13 people and wounded 22 others in an elementary school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, reports said.

Costa Rica's move angers Nicaragua
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:36:15 GMT
The Border clash between Nicaragua and Costa Rica has flared up as the latter announced plans to bring foreign experts to visit the disputed border area.

Ecuador expels US envoy on 'meddling'
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 05:44:59 GMT
Ecuador President Rafael Correa has accused the United States of infiltrating his country's armed and police forces after ordering the banishment of the US ambassador.

'Martelly wins Haiti poll results'
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:36:42 GMT
Preliminary results from Haiti's presidential election suggest musician Michel Martelly has secured a landslide victory.

Argentines mark Falklands War anniv.
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:39:04 GMT
The 29th anniversary of the Falklands or Malvinas War was marked in Argentina, as the people gathered to remember the lives of those lost during the conflict.

Ex-Argentine torture officials face jail
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 08:07:34 GMT
A federal court in Argentina has sentenced former officials to serve time behind bars for human rights violations committed some 35 years ago.

Japan disaster affects Brazil industry
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:51:47 GMT
At least 36 Japanese subsidiaries located in the so-called Free Trade Zone of Manaus, Brazil, have been adversely impacted by Japan's mega quake and tsunami.

Argentina denounces bombings on Libya
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:24:18 GMT
Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez has criticized the US-backed military operations in Libya against long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Chileans protest Obama visit, N deal
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 06:28:21 GMT
Chileans have held demonstrations to protest the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama to the country following a recent nuclear deal between the two nations.

Presidential runoff vote nears in Haiti
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:03:33 GMT
Haiti's 4.7 million voters prepare to go to presidential polls in a runoff election in which they will have to choose between a popular singer and a former first lady.

Brazil cracks down on anti-US protesters
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:23:37 GMT
Brazilian police forces have attacked demonstrators who staged rallies in Rio de Janeiro in opposition to US President Barack Obama's visit to the country.

Aristide gets rapturous welcome to Haiti
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 07:28:06 GMT
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned home, receiving a rapturous welcome after seven years in exile in South Africa.

US against return of Haiti's ex-leader
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:28:57 GMT
Former Haitian president has said that he will return to his country, ending a US-forced seven-year exile and despite discouraging pressures by the American administration.

Argentines protests housing conditions
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:40:31 GMT
Argentine community leaders and activists in Buenos Aires have taken to the streets of the capital city once again to voice their protest against poor housing conditions.

Cholera to affect nearly 1 mn Haitians
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:50:39 GMT
A recent report says that near one million people in Haiti may contract cholera in 2011, a figure nearly twice the number estimated by the United Nations.

Argentina's national grid under duress
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 06:43:44 GMT
Electricity demand in Argentina has hit record levels this month and placed its national grid under duress, following a seven-day heat wave hitting the Latin American nation.

Chevron appeals $9.5bn fine
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:31:43 GMT
Chevron, the American oil giant, has appealed an Ecuadorian court ruling which ordered the company to pay a fine of USD 9.5 billion for polluting the Amazon rainforest.

Cuba sentences US citizen to 15 years
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:20:00 GMT
The Cuban government has sentenced a US contractor to 15 years in prison for covertly distributing laptops and cellular phones on the island.

US promotes risky herbicide in Argentina
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:32:56 GMT
The US Embassy in Argentina is reportedly promoting the use of glyphosate herbicide which can cause major birth defects.

Brazil exhibits contemporary Islamic art
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:14:23 GMT
Brazil has held a contemporary Islamic art exhibition, featuring a wide variety of works with the aim of confronting a stereotyped image of Islam and its culture by Western societies.

Argentina gun buy-back program popular
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 23:57:05 GMT
Argentina's gun buy-back program is to be extended and amended to maintain its popularity in preventing violent crime and controlling the underground gun market.

More road deaths during Brazil Carnival
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:50:10 GMT
At least 189 people have lost their lives on national roads during Brazil's five-day Carnival with many others reported as injured.

Brazil death toll at 95 during Carnival
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:00:51 GMT
During the first 48 hours of Brazil's annual five-day Carnival, 95 people have reportedly lost their lives on national highways, while many others have been injured.

6.2-magnitude earthquake rattles Chile
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 01:42:44 GMT
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted northern Chile, forcing people to rush out of their homes and offices in panic, authorities say.

Road accident in Brazil claims 25 lives
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 10:02:16 GMT
A lumber truck has collided with a bus near the southern town of Descanso in Brazil, killing at least 25 people and injuring 23 others.

Manigat decries US over deportations
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:45:52 GMT
Haiti's former first lady and presidential candidate Mirlande Manigat has denounced the United States' decision to resume deportation of criminals to the Caribbean nation.

Workers protest cuts in Argentina
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:50:11 GMT
An Argentinean trade-union federation has participated in a demonstration against government cuts, demanding better working conditions and incomes.


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