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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.

United States adds bases in South America

Until recently, the United States has operated 22 U.S. military bases in Latin America, 800 worldwide. Now there are two more, one in Chile and another in Argentina.

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Americas summit displays "consensus without Washington"

Summit of the Americas reflected a shift from the "Washington Consensus" to the "consensus without Washington."

Gaitán, OAS, and Cuba: from tragedy to farce

The assassination was tragedy, and so too was violent upheaval that within 48 hours took 330 lives in Bogota and killed 3000 people throughout Colombia.

In a first, Haiti attends Latin American ALBA meeting

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America held its eleventh meeting Caracas, Venezuela, to decide on a joint economic program.

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Lopez Obrador again runs for Mexico’s top office

Lopez Obrador is again offering a sharp break from the right-wing policies.

Latin American labor making gains

Some 80 participants attended from the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Uruguay.

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