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Colombian paramilitaries advance as peace plebiscite approaches

Paramilitary violence threatens efforts to end Colombia's 52-year civil war. Time to demand the U.S. government no longer support them.

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Brazilian Senate ousts President Dilma Rousseff

By a 61-20 vote in the Brazilian Senate, Dilma is out, but the struggle to overcome the Right's stranglehold on the country continues.

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This week in history: International Day of the Disappeared

The international day was created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives.

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Brazil's coup government represses Olympics protests, attempts pension and health cuts

The Temer government's actions against demonstrators are consistent with the regressive policies enacted since he stole the presidency from Dilma Rousseff.

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Argentina’s new government accepts U. S. military bases

For U.S. military planners looking to Latin America, there's a new day. Argentine president Mauricio Macri is on board with U.S. foreign policy. 

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Arrests in murder of Berta Caceres, but the struggle is not over

U.S. continues to fund regional security forces in Honduras despite their complicity in murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres.

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The Bolivarian crisis: Is Latin America’s “pink tide” receding?

Two hundred years after Simón Bolívar decreed slavery's end, the modern-day leftist movement named for him appears to be stalling across Latin America.

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Ex-dictator, others sentenced in Argentina for "Operation Condor" crimes

A court in Buenos Aires convicted General Reynaldo Bignone and 14 other officers of crimes against humanity committed during the "Dirty War" of 1976-83.

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Panama Papers and Latin America: The elephant in the room

In the latest development in the Panama Papers drama, police in San Salvador raided the offices of the law firm of Mossack Fonseca, one of the main players in the scandal.  

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Latin American left moves to prevent defeats from becoming disasters

The left in Argentina and Venezuela is in emergency mobilization mode to prevent electoral defeats from becoming disasters for workers and others.

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