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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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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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