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Unique chance to change the conversation between U.S. and Latin America

In South America, progressive advances continue, despite the coup in Honduras and electoral defeats in Panama, Costa Rica and Chile.

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UN water vote seen as triumph for Bolivia’s Morales

Bolivia's president won praise July 28 when the UN General Assembly approved a groundbreaking Bolivian resolution on the right of all human beings to water and sanitation.

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World Notes: Cuba, Bolivia, Australia, Kenya, UN, France

Fidel on Obama, Bolivia's economy, Australian uranium mining, Kenyan constitution, UN and climate change, France vs. Roma.

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World Notes: Cuba, Chile, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Bangladesh

Cuba's economy, Chilean hunger strike, South African public workers, U.S. arms for Saudis, missile defense for Czechs, Bangladesh textile workers.

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What’s at stake in Brazil’s election

Brazil will soon elect a new president, to replace current President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva who is constitutionally forbidden from succeeding himself, all 513 members of the lower house of Congress plus two thirds of the 81 senators.

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In landmark vote Argentina legalizes same-sex marriage

Making it the 10th country in the world, Argentina legislators backed by President Cristina Fernandez, voted 33-27 in the Senate with 3 abstentions in a landmark decision July 15 to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Cuba releases prisoners, will U.S. reciprocate?

It remains to be seen whether, or how, the United States might respond with a reciprocal gesture that could begin to thaw the long-frozen relations between the two governments.

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Costa Ricans protest military pact with U.S

The Costa Rican opposition is protesting an announced agreement that would allow 7,000 U.S. troops to operate on Costa Rican soil, coordinated with 46 U.S. ships in territorial waters.

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Vote shows Colombia in political rut

Presidential elections May 30 in Colombia ended up unexpectedly - apparently - but perhaps there's more to it.

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Honduras coup reverberations continue

Four months after a new president, Porfirio Lobo of the right-wing National Party, took power, killings continue and he has still not achieved full legitimacy in Latin America.

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