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Cuba to scrap two-currency system in latest reform

<b>Cuba is to scrap its two-currency system in the latest financial reform rolled out by President Raul Castro, official media report.</b><p>Since 1994 Cuba has had two currencies, one pegged to the US dollar and the other worth only a fraction of that.<p>The more valuable convertible peso (CUC) was reserved …

Poll setback for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez

<b>The party of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has suffered a setback in mid-term polls.</b><p>The Front for Victory was defeated in Buenos Aires province, where the Renewal Front list headed by Sergio Massa won by 11.8 percentage points.<p>Despite its loss in Buenos Aires, Ms Fernandez's …

El director de la RAE, condecorado en Managua

El Parlamento de Nicaragua ha distinguido con la Medalla de Honor en Oro de la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados a José Manuel Blecua, director de la …

Gunman Dressed as Clown Kills Former Mexican Drug Lord

A notorious member of a once-feared Mexican drug cartel was shot to death at a rented beach house in Los Cabos, Mexico, by a gunman dressed as a …

Venezuela frees seized US-operated ship Teknik Perdana

<b>The owners of a US-operated oil ship which was detained by the Venezuelan navy on Thursday say the vessel has been released.</b><p>The Venezuelan navy had boarded the Teknik Perdana on Thursday in disputed waters off the coast of Guyana and sailed it to Venezuela's Margarita island.<p>Caracas accused the …

Clashes after teachers protests in Rio and Sao Paulo

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There may now be more billionaires in Africa than in Latin America

It appears that there are far more super-wealthy Africans than anyone realized.<p>According to Venture magazine’s list of the richest people in Africa, released today (Oct. 7), the continent is now home to 55 billionaires worth an estimated $143.88 billion altogether. The magazine says its list is …

Bolivia-Chile railway marks 100 years at time of strife

<b>Chile has marked the centenary of one of the most spectacular railways in the world, a railroad that straddles the Andes and lies at the heart of the country's long-standing border dispute with Bolivia.</b><p>The Arica-La Paz railway was inaugurated on 13 May 1913, and runs from Chile's most northerly …

Argentina refuses body of Nazi war criminal Priebke

Erich Priebke was allowed to serve his sentence under house arrest in Rome<p><b>Argentina has said it will not accept the body of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died in Italy on Friday aged 100.</b><p>Priebke fled to Argentina after World War II and lived for nearly 40 years in the Andean resort …

US ship detained by Venezuela in Guyana disputed waters

<b>Guyana says the Venezuelan navy has entered its territorial waters and detained a US-operated ship.</b><p>The government said the Venezuelan actions in the disputed Essequibo region constituted "a serious threat to peace in the region".<p>The ship was chartered by Texas-based company Anadarko, which has been …

Argentina and Brazil blast IMF for its excess of pessimism regarding emerging economies

Saturday, October 12th 2013 - 22:11 UTC<p>Full article 14 comments<p>Lorenzino and Tombini confident Latam has the sufficient training and experience to …

Open Veins of Latin America

<i>Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent</i> (in Spanish: <i>Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina</i>) is a book written by …

UN sued over Haiti cholera epidemic

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Can Europe learn from Latin America about history and justice?

The current investigations of Argentine courts into the crimes of the Franco dictatorship has brought the issue of European political memory to the …

Argentine leader Cristina Fernandez 'recovering well'

<b>Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is "recovering well and without complications" from a surgery to remove a blood clot from her brain, her medical team have said.</b><p>Ms Fernandez underwent a two-hour long operation on Tuesday to have a blood drained from brain surface.<p>"She is in good …

Cuban Communist Party appoints new editor for Granma

Granma dedicated its front page to a Fidel Castro's letter of resignation on 19 February 2008<p><b>Cuba has appointed new editors for the country's two main newspapers - Granma and Juventud Rebelde.</b><p>The shake up in the island's tightly controlled media was described by the Communist Party as a …

Bolivia arrests senior official accused of diverting coca

<b>The head of Bolivia's coca control and industrialisation agency has been arrested over accusations of illegally selling seized coca and other crimes.</b><p>Prosecutors say Luis Cutipa diverted 45 tonnes of coca leaves and passed them on through his relatives to drug lords.<p>Mr Cutipa is also accused of …

Argentina prosecutors seek jail for de la Rua

<b>Prosecutors in Argentina have asked for a six-year prison term for former president Fernando de la Rua.</b><p>He has been accused of paying some $5m (£3m) to a group of senators for them to vote in favour of a controversial labour reform bill in 2000.<p>Five former opposition senators are also facing …

Mexico City violence at Tlatelolco anniversary

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Colombia peace talks: Farc points to 'modest progress'

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Ecuador officers face arrest over 'crimes against humanity'

<b>A judge has ordered the arrest of three army and police officers in Ecuador's first trial involving alleged crimes against humanity.</b><p>They are part of a group of 10 former senior officers accused of abducting and torturing members of an illegal opposition group in 1985.<p>Judge Lucy Blacio ordered that …

Bolivia 'drug dealers' throw $1m from plane

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Black In Latin America | The Legacy of African and Hispanic Worlds United | PBS

<b>Black in Latin America</b><p><i>"Latin America and the Caribbean have the largest concentration</i> <i>of people with African ancestry outside Africa."</i><p><i>Black in Latin</i> …

Venezuela expels three US diplomats over 'sabotage'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1015000/1015095_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524770373_c81c12382cc1cd601e4ae8b59e24aba4<p><b>Venezuela has announced it is expelling three US diplomats, whom it accuses of plotting to sabotage the economy.</b><p>President Nicolas Maduro said the …

Cuba athletes 'to keep foreign cash'

<b>Cuban athletes are going to be allowed to keep most of their overseas prize money and sign contracts with foreign teams for the first time in decades.</b><p>Cuban athletes will get up to 80% of their prize money, more than five times the current level, state media reports.<p>The changes, which also include …

Venezuela arrests 22 over cocaine in plane to Paris

<b>The Venezuelan authorities have now arrested 22 people in connection to a massive cocaine haul found on an Air France flight from Caracas to Paris.</b><p>Eight members of the National Guard and nine Air France and airport staff have been detained on drug charges.<p>The guards were in charge of security at …