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Russia's embrace of Argentina grows stronger

Russia's embrace of Argentina grows stronger

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Pope Francis should support abandoned spouses of Catholic marriages

Pope Francis should support abandoned spouses of Catholic marriages

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Pope Francis and the untying of knots

Pope Francis and the untying of knots

Is Francis indeed the Red Pope? Or is he merely misunderstood? A review of Austen Ivereigh's "The Great Reformer: Pope Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope".

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Argentina: heavy security for Silent March

Argentina: heavy security for Silent March

Hundreds of thousands of Argentines are expected to turn out for Silent March to repudiate mysterious murder of prosecutor Alberto Nisman who was investigating Argentine government's ties to Iran in terrorist bombing. Paramilitary forces will be on hand.

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Argentine president says prosecutor's death was not suicide

Argentine president says prosecutor's death was not suicide

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead this week after claiming he had evidence that President Kirchner sought to stop an investigation into a 1992 terrorist bombing that invovled Iran and Hezbollah.

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Exclusive interview with fallen Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Exclusive interview with fallen Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead on Jan 18, the day he was to give testimony linking the Argentine president with a cover-up of Iranian terrorism. This is an unpublished and exclusive interview with him on April 16, 2014.

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Suicide? Argentine official received death threats

Suicide? Argentine official received death threats

Alberto Nisman was investigating ties between Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Iran. He said that transcripts prove she made deal with Iranians and forego prosecuting Iranians for terrorist bombing.

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Argentine who implicated president in terrorism is dead

Argentine who implicated president in terrorism is dead

Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, investigator of 1994 terrorist bombing that killed dozens at a Jewish center, was found dead on the day before he was to present testimony. He implicated Pres.Fernandez de Kirchner in oil/grain swap with Iran.

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Pope Francis lambastes his closest advisors

Pope Francis lambastes his closest advisors

Pope Francis diagnosed the Curia as suffering from a catalog of illnesses: 'spiritual Alzheimer's', 'Martha-ism', 'existential schizophrenia', 'deifying leaders', and indifference.

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Thought for the day: falling in love

Thought for the day: falling in love

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Argentina: bishops demand information on kids abducted by dictatorship

Argentina: bishops demand information on kids abducted by dictatorship

For the first time, the Catholic Church has released a TV spot in which Bishop Arancedo says it is the 'moral obligation' of every Argentine to release any extant information on children born in prison or kidnapped by 1970s military dictatorship.

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Thought for the day: a heavenly library

Thought for the day: a heavenly library

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Argentina: growing concern over teen suicide

Argentina: growing concern over teen suicide

The incidence of suicide among teenagers jumped by a factor of six over 10 years in Argentina, in parallel with teen violence.

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Argentine president seeks rapprochement with Catholic Church

Argentine president seeks rapprochement with Catholic Church

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Paraguay: Civic protests emerge over government corruption

Paraguay: Civic protests emerge over government corruption

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Pope Francis weeps on news of crucified Christians

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Paraguay: Ciudad del Este spends public funds for political dynasty

Paraguay: Ciudad del Este spends public funds for political dynasty

The city is the commercial center of Paraguay in the Tri-Border Area, which is rife with Islamist terrorists, narcotrafficking, and moneylaundering in the heart of South America. The Zacarias clan rules the city and surrounding Alto Parana region.

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Paraguay again breaks a world record for renewable energy

Paraguay again breaks a world record for renewable energy

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Pope Francis praises the poor who recycle 'leftovers' of the wealthy

Pope Francis praises the poor who recycle 'leftovers' of the wealthy

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Argentina battles police strike and criminal looting

Argentina battles police strike and criminal looting

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Habitually indebted Argentina lectures US on monetary policy

Habitually indebted Argentina lectures US on monetary policy

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Paraguay's diplomatic offensive is showing results

Paraguay's diplomatic offensive is showing results

Paraguay's status in MERCOSUR remains unclear, but an effort by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes at mending fences and mutual backscratching with Bolivia appears to be paying off.

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Holocaust-deniers interrupt interfaith liturgy in Catholic cathedral

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Islamic Iran reaches into the heart of Latin America

Islamic Iran reaches into the heart of Latin America

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Pope Francis, Democrat de Blasio, and liberation theology

Pope Francis, Democrat de Blasio, and liberation theology

Both Pope Francis, and Democrat Bill de Blasio who is running for mayor in New York City, are cited as champions of liberation theology. However, there are important differences between the two.

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Hezbollah terrorists make inroads in Latin America

Hezbollah terrorists make inroads in Latin America

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Pope Francis calls for evangelization of priests

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Pope applauds mother of paralyzed rock musician

Pope applauds mother of paralyzed rock musician

Gustavo Cerati, one of Argentina's top rock musicians, suffered a stroke and is paralyzed. Pope Francis, in a letter, praised the rocker's mother for her forbearance and faith.

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Paraguay: River transportation key to business development

Paraguay: River transportation key to business development

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Brazil doubles down on security for papal visit

Brazil doubles down on security for papal visit

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Argentina is killing MERCOSUR trade group

Argentina is killing MERCOSUR trade group

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Pope Francis to release new encyclical in record time

Pope Francis to release new encyclical in record time

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Paraguay's president-elect faces a dormant volcano

Paraguay's president-elect faces a dormant volcano

A Paraguayan newspaper editor and political analyst sees great promise, but equally great challenges, for the incoming president of Paraguay: Horacio Cartes.

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Islamist terror's home in South America and the threat to the U.S.

Islamist terror's home in South America and the threat to the U.S.

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Argentina: more evidence emerges of rift between Pope Francis and President Kirchner

Argentina: more evidence emerges of rift between Pope Francis and President Kirchner

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Paraguay: newly elected president faces regional challenges

Paraguay: newly elected president faces regional challenges

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On Heaven and Earth: respectful dialogue between Jews and Catholics

On Heaven and Earth: respectful dialogue between Jews and Catholics

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MERCOSUR emerges as world's breadbasket

MERCOSUR emerges as world's breadbasket

Paraguay is the world's growth leader.

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Paraguay: President Franco well-received at OAS

Paraguay: President Franco well-received at OAS

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Paraguay goes on diplomatic offensive

Paraguay goes on diplomatic offensive

Paraguayan President Federico Franco will meet with Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy and then fly to Washington DC to speak at the OAS where he will address an effective trade war being waged against Paraguay by Argentina.

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Paraguay expected to protest Argentina's effective trade blockade

Paraguay expected to protest Argentina's effective trade blockade

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Truth about Argentina's Dirty War and an Argentine pope

Truth about Argentina's Dirty War and an Argentine pope

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Pope Francis calls Argentina to cancel newspaper subscription

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In Argentina, Pope Francis continued predecessor's legacy of Jewish-Catholic relations

In Argentina, Pope Francis continued predecessor's legacy of Jewish-Catholic relations

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Paraguay's presidential election is a huge step for democracy

Paraguay's presidential election is a huge step for democracy

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Argentines get unexpected call from Pope Francis

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Pope Francis calls on world leaders to protect the poor, and the environment

Pope Francis calls on world leaders to protect the poor, and the environment

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What Pope Francis learned from the people of Paraguay

What Pope Francis learned from the people of Paraguay

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The Catholic Church need not consult the New York Times

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Pope Francis: Tango dancer and follower of St Francis

Pope Francis: Tango dancer and follower of St Francis

An Argentine woman recalls Pope Francis' past as an avid tango dancer who courted girls and liked to party. She also provided a theory about why he chose the name of St Francis of Assisi as his own.

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Pope Francis is welcomed by Eastern rite Catholics

Pope Francis is welcomed by Eastern rite Catholics

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Anglicans greet election of Pope Francis

Anglicans greet election of Pope Francis

Anglican Ordinariate is unnecessary, said Cardinal Bergoglio before being elected as Pope Francis.

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Francis I: a life in the Church

Francis I: a life in the Church

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Pope Francis shows us another way

Pope Francis shows us another way

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Pope Francis I: Background

Pope Francis I: Background

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The US should support Falkland Islands self-determination

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The upshot of Correa's victory in Ecuador

The upshot of Correa's victory in Ecuador

Newly re-elected Rafael Correa of Ecuador appears to want to take on the mantle of ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. At take are Ecuador's shaking freedoms and the exploitation of natural gas reserves.

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EU/Ibero-American summit draws Paraguay ever closer to the U.S.

EU/Ibero-American summit draws Paraguay ever closer to the U.S.

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Argentina: Age of first drug use now 8 years

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EU-Latin America summit shuns Paraguay

EU-Latin America summit shuns Paraguay

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Argentine trade barriers unfairly harming burgeoning Paraguay

Argentine trade barriers unfairly harming burgeoning Paraguay

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Bolivia poised to become new MERCOSUR member

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Stevia: indigenous plant of Paraguay

Stevia: indigenous plant of Paraguay

This is sweet news for Paraguay, even while Argentina and other neighboring countries seek to develop their production of stevia as an alternative sweetener.

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Paraguay: Stevia and economic diversification

Paraguay: Stevia and economic diversification

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Paraguay: Mexico and Colombia show support for new government

Paraguay: Mexico and Colombia show support for new government

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Argentina: Christians protect cathedral from pro-abortion leftists

Argentina: Christians protect cathedral from pro-abortion leftists

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Argentina's throttling of Paraguay's economy

Argentina's throttling of Paraguay's economy

Argentina’s customs barriers control Paraguayan exports.

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Paraguay supports Argentina's bid for UN Security Council

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Spain and Latin countries shun Paraguay

Spain and Latin countries shun Paraguay

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Paraguay demands justice from MERCOSUR countries

Paraguay demands justice from MERCOSUR countries

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Paraguayan senate delays action on Venezuela's admission to MERCOSUR

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Paraguay: exclusive interview with President Franco reveals plans for development

Paraguay: exclusive interview with President Franco reveals plans for development

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Emboldened Paraguay takes on South American giants

Emboldened Paraguay takes on South American giants

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Argentina: provincial police accused of torture

Argentina: provincial police accused of torture

Disturbing images captured of men arrested by Argentine police.

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ICC prosecutor confident international justice will prevail, despite opposition from US and China

ICC prosecutor confident international justice will prevail, despite opposition from US and China

Luis Moreno Ocampo is stepping down as prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. That China and the US refuse to join, he says, is proof that governments take the ICC seriously. He says he has no plans for politics in his native Argentina.

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Pope Benedict accepts resignation of canoodling Argentine bishop

Pope Benedict accepts resignation of canoodling Argentine bishop

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New president of Paraguay confident of gaining Latins' respect

New president of Paraguay confident of gaining Latins' respect

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Paraguay: 'institutional coup' places heavy burden on embattled President Franco

Paraguay: 'institutional coup' places heavy burden on embattled President Franco

While some speak of a rout by police of unarmed peasants at Curuguaty, an eyewitness saw police killed by rounds fired by well-trained snipers. Peasant occupiers were armed with rifles and Molotov cocktails.

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Pope meets with Jewish delegation from Latin America

Pope meets with Jewish delegation from Latin America

Pope Benedict reaffirmed the values embodied in 'Nostra Aetate', while noting that the world is increasingly challenged by intolerance.

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Critics are wrong about Argentina's nationalisation of oil

Critics are wrong about Argentina's nationalisation of oil

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Argentine veteran of Falklands War remembers horrifying antisemitism

Argentine veteran of Falklands War remembers horrifying antisemitism

Argentina's troops in the Falklands/Malvinas conflict were poorly clothed and inadequately fed. Officers routinely subjected them to degrading tortures, but save the worst for Jews.

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Jesus wept and the Wild Geese fled: political and ecclesiastical corruption in Ireland

Jesus wept and the Wild Geese fled: political and ecclesiastical corruption in Ireland

Cover-up and secrecy are woven into Irish culture. Without the media, flawed as they are, the corruption in Church and polity would not have been uncovered. Whither the days of honor and patriotism?

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MERCSUR countries show trade imbalances among themselves

MERCSUR countries show trade imbalances among themselves

Paraguay remains the step-child of the Southern Cone, importing more from MERCOSUR than its partners import from the land-locked country.

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Ledesma: Argentina's leader in agro-industry

Ledesma: Argentina's leader in agro-industry

Ledesma is the largest sugar producer in Argentina, but it has diversified into citrus and other products including bioenergy, paper, and fruit.

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Argentine president to take leave following cancer surgery

Argentine president to take leave following cancer surgery

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The environmental costs of Latin American electrification projects

The environmental costs of Latin American electrification projects

Highways and hydro-electric projects are exacting a great cost on the environment in Latin America where unique species of animals, plants and fish are endangered.

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Iran endangers world security

Iran endangers world security

The diplomatic missions of the Islamic Republic stand accused of involvement in terrorism.

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The Paradox of Democracy and Absolutism in Argentina

The Paradox of Democracy and Absolutism in Argentina

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Argentina: Cristina Fernandez apparently re-elected to presidency

Argentina: Cristina Fernandez apparently re-elected to presidency

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