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Court throws out Guatemala genocide verdict

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on May 20 threw out the guilty verdict of General Efrain Rios-Montt on technical grounds, plunging the whole country into a state of new insecurity.

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Warnings about destabilization in Venezuela should be taken seriously

Acting President Maduro accused a group of right wing former U.S. officials of working to destabilize Venezuela and strongly suggested that his election opponent is in contact with those circles.

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Latin Americans meet without the “boss”

"It has cost us almost 70-80 years to have a meeting together with peoples of the Caribbean and without the boss from the North."

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School of the Americas: key tool for empire

"How would you describe the School of the Americas?"  "As a school of assassins, torturers, and leaders of coups."

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What would Romney-Ryan Latin America policy look like?

A Romney administration Latin America policy would return us to the same policies which brought about tens of thousands of deaths in Central America before.

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Romney's Bain Capital connected to Salvador death squads?

A new dimension of the story of Mitt Romney has now emerged, namely the possible connection of Bain, and Romney, to violent political circles in Latin America.

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Crackdown on illegal pet trade

Over 8,700 birds and other animals have been seized - and 4,000+ people arrested - in what appears to be a large-scale crackdown on the black market Latin American bird trade.

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Peru mine conflict pits David against Goliath

The action, emblematic of conflict throughout Latin America between local people and multi-national mining corporations, resulted in violent confrontation.

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Brazil probes dictatorship's human rights abuses

Brazil's government will now investigate human rights violations committed by the right-wing military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.

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Marcha Patriotica takes shape in Colombia

Marchers, 100,000 of them, filled the Plaza Bolivar in the Colombian capital, Bogotá.

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