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09:20, 23 September 2014 Tuesday
Latin America

10:02, 20 September 2014 Saturday

A former director of the state-run oil firm Petrobras tells a political corruption investigation he received a bribe of 1.5 million reais, a news outlet reports.

10:36, 19 September 2014 Friday
Mexico sends troops to Los Cabos after looting

The government said it had sent in 8,000 troops and federal police to reinforce security after looters made off with everything from beer to bicycles and plasma TVs from supermarkets

10:15, 18 September 2014 Thursday

Eike Batista, formerly Brazil's richest man, is under criminal investigation for insider trading and market manipulation.

10:13, 18 September 2014 Thursday
Peru's indigenous murders expose scale of illegal logging

Criminal networks act with “impunity” in the Amazon, environmentalists say, and called on the governmnt to respond.

10:20, 17 September 2014 Wednesday
Guerrillas target oil companies in Colombia

Rebels groups in Colombia have increased attacks on oil infrastructure and workers.

10:02, 16 September 2014 Tuesday
Brazil Rousseff extends first-round lead runoff tied

The latest poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election shows incumbent Dilma Rousseff increasing her lead in the first round, but still tied with Marina Silva in a highly-likely runoff.

10:27, 15 September 2014 Monday
Hurricane Odile barrels through Mexico's Baja

Winds picked up speed to 110 miles per hour (175 km per hour) and Odile was projected to keep gaining power and become a major hurricane overnight

09:29, 14 September 2014 Sunday
Venezuela arrests 64 for anti-Maduro protests

The detentions came on Friday when mostly student demonstrators organised protests to coincide with seven months since the Feb. 12 start of a major wave of demonstrations.

11:28, 13 September 2014 Saturday
Mexico slams Texas over border crackdown

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto called Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border is "reprehensible."

10:20, 13 September 2014 Saturday
Forced recruitment of minors continues in Colombia

Police announced the capture of a FARC guerrilla responsible for recruiting 80 percent of all minors into the group in one region.

17:42, 12 September 2014 Friday
Venezuela's Maduro vows legal action against Harvard professor

"I've ordered the public prosecutor, and I've spoken to the attorney general, to start actions because you're involved in a campaign to damage our fatherland," Maduro said.

16:19, 12 September 2014 Friday
Chile to overturn dictatorship-era amnesty law

The law was passed in 1978 to hand impunity to those who committed human rights violations during the first five years of the 1973-1990 dictatorship.

10:20, 12 September 2014 Friday

As peace talks continue in Havana, human rights workers remain under constant threat in Colombia.

10:14, 12 September 2014 Friday
Peru's Coca-Cola law reignites debate on lobby influence

Critics say ministers act more like lobbyists than public servants as new law resembles legal appeal by drinks maker.

10:38, 11 September 2014 Thursday
Brazil poll shows Rousseff catching up with Silva in runoff

The tighter race comes as Rousseff makes the most of her advantage in campaign resources, running TV ads in recent weeks that attack Silva as a dangerous wild card

10:04, 11 September 2014 Thursday
Paper shortage halts Venezuela's oldest newspaper

Venezuela's 110-year-old El Impulso newspaper will no longer be found on newsstands from Monday, as it cannot find enough newsprint to maintain circulation.

09:36, 11 September 2014 Thursday

The explosive devices in Vina del Mar were made with a plastic bottle, acid and foil, police officials said, adding they did not contain shrapnel and caused only noise

09:25, 11 September 2014 Thursday
Colombian war victims urge ceasefire during peace talks

The two sides recently opened talks on fourth point, that of reparations for war victims, and began hearing testimony from those who have lost loved ones or been displaced by war



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