February

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Landmark summit on Latin American integration

Presidents and representatives of 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations met February 23 and 24 to form an organization provisionally called the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

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World Notes: Somalia, Cuba, Russia

Somalia danger signs; new Cuban Five campaign; Russians still like "Soviet."

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World Notes: Egypt, Sri Lanka, Romania, Brazil

News briefs from four regions of the world.

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People, profits and the uses of Colombia

With military cooperation treaties dating back to 1952, Colombia now serves as a prime tool for U.S. regional control.