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The South American Defence Council and the Subversive Activities of the Pentagon

US-LatAmA scandal has once again broken out in Bolivia with regard to the transfer eight years ago of 37 Chinese-made ground-to-air missiles to the US military «for deactivation». Vice-President Álvaro Linera has accused former army chief Marceo Antezana, who is now an opposition senator in parliament, of betraying the country’s national interests.

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Latin America between China and the U.S.

china LatAmThe expansion of economic collaboration between China and Latin America is one of the most important international tendencies. The country most frequently named as a stable partner of the PRC on the continent is Venezuela. In 2001 Beijing and Caracas began a strategic partnership, and today the economies of the two countries are interrelated (China is Venezuela's third most important trade partner; the U.S. is in first place).

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Belize and Guatemala hold talks aimed at ending border dispute

Belize-MexicoBelize Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington says his government wants a referendum to be held as part of the efforts to end its seemingly interminable border dispute with Guatemala.

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MERCOSUR: Ecuador Backs Denunciation of Actions against Evo Morales

merscocurQuito, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian government backs and will adopt the decisions made by MERCOSUR to support Bolivian President Evo Morales and against U.S. espionage, and favors the right to asylum, according to an official communiqué.

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Panama orders power rationing as drought continues

panama-city-15The Panamanian government has ordered schools to close and government offices to reduce their opening hours as the country suffers from a power shortage.

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Attack against President is state terrorism, says Bolivia

EvoMorales 1383933cLa Paz, July 8 (Prensa Latina) The insult to President Evo Morales from Spain, France and Italy by hijacking his plane was a case of peace time State terrorism, stated Communication Minister Amanda Davila, who announced that ambassadors of those European countries have been summoned by Bolivia's Foreign Ministry.

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Statistical Study Shows That First Audit of Venezuelan Election is Decisive

madurowinsWashington, D.C.- A statistical analysis of the voting machine audit from Venezuela’s April 14 election, done on the day of the election, shows that this audit was decisive.  The odds of getting the April 14 audit result if in fact the unaudited machines contained enough errors to reverse the election outcome are far less than one in 25 thousand trillion.

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Brazil to help Suriname army with more armoured vehicles

Urutu vehic1PARAMARIBO--The return of two "Urutu" armoured vehicles that underwent service in Brazil is just the first phase of an ongoing defence-cooperation project with Suriname, Brazilian Ambassador Marcelo Baumbach has announced.

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Creation of a Common Economic Zone, an Achievement for Petrocaribe

petrocaribe6La Paz, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's government today considered as an achievement for regional integration the creation, last weekend in Venezuela, of a common economic zone for the member countries of Petrocaribe.

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Honduras, China to Sign Memorandum for Interoceanic Railway

banderas-chinahondurasTegucigalpa, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Honduran President Porfirio Lobo will sign an understanding memorandum next month with Chinese Company Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) for the construction of an interoceanic railroad, said an official source here.

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Curacao politician fatally shot by gunmen at beach

Helmin-Wiels2WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — A prominent politician in Curacao's coalition government was fatally shot Sunday on a public beach in broad daylight, sending shockwaves across the small Dutch Caribbean island off the Venezuelan coast.

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TCW Disregards Singer Default Talk in Argentine Bond Bet


Argentina centralbank01Bloomberg. June 6, 2013- 

TCW Group Inc.’s $7.6 billion flagship emerging-markets debt fund, which has beaten 98 percent of rivals in the past five years, is snapping up Argentine bonds at just the right time.


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Venezuela hits back at Obama election slight

Elias JauaFMCARACAS, Venezuela, May 5, 2013 - Venezuela has angrily rejected US President Barack Obama's "interventionist" criticisms of the country's recent election. It also accused Washington of being behind post-poll violence.

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Brazil 'to write off' almost $900m of African debt

Dilma-RousseffBrazil has announced that it will cancel or restructure almost $900m (£600m) worth of debt with Africa.Oil- and gas-rich Congo-Brazzaville, Tanzania and Zambia are among the 12 African countries to benefit.

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Obama To Mexico: Most Of The Guns Used To Commit Violence Here Come From The US

Barack-Obama-Mexico-460x288President Barack Obama has concluded a trip to Central America by promising to help Mexico fight its deadly drugs gangs, and to enhance the trade between the two countries.

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US Spying in Venezuela: Coup in Works

venezuela-protestsTracy came to Venezuela in September 2012 acting as a filmmaker with a mission to highlight the pre-election campaign led by then President Hugo Chavez and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.  

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Venezuelan Audit confirms a Maduro victory in Presidential Election

MadurowinsWashington, D.C.- A statistical analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has shown that if Venezuelan opposition claims that Nicolás Maduro's victory was obtained by fraud were true, it is practically impossible to have obtained the result that was found in an audit of 53% of electronic voting machines that took place on the evening of Venezuela’s April 14 elections.  The odds of this occurring would be far less than one in 25 thousand trillion.

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'Excessive demand' wipes out Venezuela’s toilet paper

toilet paperVenezuela’s latest shortage of staple goods is a novel one: toilet paper. People are panic buying rolls, with consumers loading up their shopping carts in their droves. The government is claiming it’s a conspiracy by anti-government forces.

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While Latin America congratulates Maduro, the US and OAS adopts caution

maduro--460wThe United States Government has publicly joined the Venezuelan opposition in taking the position that the results of Sunday's presidential election are not valid, and are calling for a "100 percent recount." 

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OAS’ Pledge To Assist The Region

PM Stuart-InsulzaMatters ranging from the scourge of illegal drugs and its impact on the social and moral fabric of the society, to managing problems facing the rum industry, were among the issues discussed when Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart.

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Venezuela’s Capriles refuses to accept Maduro victory until election audit

caprilesVenezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles will not accept Chavista, Nicolas Maduro’s victory until a full audit of the election results is carried out. Capriles has slammed the ruling party with allegations of election fraud.

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