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Venezuela faces a shortage of contraceptives and dollars

Venezuela faces a shortage of contraceptives and dollars

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Latin nations say Obama is 'absurd'

Latin nations say Obama is 'absurd'

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Leftist Latin American leaders scoff at Obama

Leftist Latin American leaders scoff at Obama

Venezuela's foreign minister said that the skulls of his government's opponents make a different sound when pierced by a bullet than the heads of government supporters. Obama signed executive order to sanction Venezuela for human rights violations.

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Iran makes moves in the Mideast and Latin America

Iran makes moves in the Mideast and Latin America

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Venezuela's absence of democracy

Venezuela's absence of democracy

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Venezuelan military authorize deadly force against protesters

Venezuelan military authorize deadly force against protesters

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Socialism, murder and crime: from Detroit to Caracas

Socialism, murder and crime: from Detroit to Caracas

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Former Spanish premier fears Venezuelan-style revolution in Spain

Former Spanish premier fears Venezuelan-style revolution in Spain

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Venezuela: Catholic bishops fear 'totalitarian' rule

Venezuela: Catholic bishops fear 'totalitarian' rule

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Venezuela: anti-Maduro crisis claims another life

Venezuela: anti-Maduro crisis claims another life

Unidentified assailants riding motorcyles killed a student protester and wounded two more in Tachira. OAS chief Jose Miguel Insulza calls for mediation by Catholic Church.

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Venezuela: archbishop calls for freedom of the press

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Maduro blames opposition and Catholics for Venezuela's inflation

Maduro blames opposition and Catholics for Venezuela's inflation

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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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Hezbollah terrorists make inroads in Latin America

Hezbollah terrorists make inroads in Latin America

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New book sheds light on Venezuelan president's esoteric practices

New book sheds light on Venezuelan president's esoteric practices

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Argentina is killing MERCOSUR trade group

Argentina is killing MERCOSUR trade group

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Venezuela: Maduro denounces US/Colombian plan to 'poison' him

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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's election marred by guerrilla violence

Paraguay's election marred by guerrilla violence

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The 'hand of God' in Maduro's victory in Venezuela

The 'hand of God' in Maduro's victory in Venezuela

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Democracy in Venezuela could bring about reform in Cuba

Democracy in Venezuela could bring about reform in Cuba

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Venezuela: Colombian journalist beaten by Chavez supporters

Venezuela: Colombian journalist beaten by Chavez supporters

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Venezuela: Currency instability and nationalization likely under Chavez's successor

Venezuela: Currency instability and nationalization likely under Chavez's successor

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The faith and death of Hugo Chavez

The faith and death of Hugo Chavez

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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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Ecuador: Continued leftward career of President Correa

Ecuador: Continued leftward career of President Correa

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Paraguay election in a tizzy following unresolved death of opposition candidate

Paraguay election in a tizzy following unresolved death of opposition candidate

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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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EU-Latin America summit shuns Paraguay

EU-Latin America summit shuns Paraguay

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Expropriations and fines likely for destabilized Venezuela

Expropriations and fines likely for destabilized Venezuela

Due to the current political crisis, necessary economic changes will be postponed for an increasingly unstable Venezuela, a big exporter of oil to the US.

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Venezuela making most of MERCOSUR membership

Venezuela making most of MERCOSUR membership

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MERCOSUR countries shun Paraguay and welcome newcomers

MERCOSUR countries shun Paraguay and welcome newcomers

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Venezuela: Chavez wins re-election with guerrilla support

Venezuela: Chavez wins re-election with guerrilla support

Tanks and Ak-47s were evident in Caracas as Venezuelans went to vote. Exit polls showed Capriles the winner, but the government-controlled electoral college gave the win to Chavez who has been in power for 14 years.

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Venezuela's complicated relations with South American partners

Venezuela's complicated relations with South American partners

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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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Deadly refinery explosions cause panic in Venezuela

Deadly refinery explosions cause panic in Venezuela

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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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Venezuela's ailing President Chavez resorts to anti-Semitism

Venezuela's ailing President Chavez resorts to anti-Semitism

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Attendance at Catholic mass by Cuban officials unprecedented

Attendance at Catholic mass by Cuban officials unprecedented

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Iran inaugurates HispanTV: 24/7 television in Spanish

Iran inaugurates HispanTV: 24/7 television in Spanish

Iran augments its agit-prop in Latin America.

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Visit of Iran's Ahmadinejad signals frayed US/Latin relationship

Visit of Iran's Ahmadinejad signals frayed US/Latin relationship

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Venezuela Says It Will Pay Only $255 Million To Exxon Mobil

Venezuela says it has successfully defended itself in an international arbitration case brought by U.S.-based Exxon Mobil and will pay only $255 million out of more than $900 million awarded to the company.

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Venezuela: Caracas records 632 violent deaths in December 2011

Venezuela: Caracas records 632 violent deaths in December 2011

Thirty-eight violent deaths occured in Caracas from December 30, 2011 to January 1, 2012. Venezuelans hope for a peaceful election year.

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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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US tunnel vision aids worldwide jihadism

US tunnel vision aids worldwide jihadism

With the death of terrorist leader Awlaki, Al Qaeda is down but not out.

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Ecuador defies the world by embracing Iran

Ecuador defies the world by embracing Iran

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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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Ugly Fish of the Day:  Pacu

Ugly Fish of the Day: Pacu

An alien invader fish with human-like teeth.

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Reflecting on the thwarted Iranian terror attack in Washington DC

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