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Latin American, Caribbean unity group forms in Caracas

Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters that, "For the first time in history we will have an organization of Our America."

Latin Americans support UN in condemning violence against women

Every year governments and human rights groups are supposed to be campaigning for increasing resources and public awareness aimed at ending violence against women.

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Guatemala once more under “hard hand” after election runoff?

The Patriotic Party's General Otto Perez Molina, the one with the hard hand, won with 53.7 percent over the execution-happy businessman.

Big win for the center-left forces in Argentine elections

Argentine voters rewarded President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for a booming economy with a big reelection victory.

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Guatemala’s Jacobo Arbenz, presente!

The Guatemalan government officially apologized to the family of ex-president Jacobo Arbenz, who was ousted by the military 57 years ago in a CIA-backed coup.

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Impunity reigns in Colombia, Piedad Cordoba leaves

In Colombia, wholesale murder and impunity go hand in hand.

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GOP-dominated House votes to defund Organization of American States

In another fit of lunacy, the Republican House Committee on Foreign Relations voted to cancel the payment of dues to the Organization of American States.

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Ecuador's social spending lifts many out of poverty

Since President Correa took office four years ago, 15.851 billion USD has been invested in public works.

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Deposed President Zelaya returns to Honduras

"Our cry is for return of all rights and guarantees of Honduran democracy," Zelaya told supporters. "We are heading for a constituent assembly to win back power."

Colombian court blocks witch-hunts

The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.

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