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Abducted Costa Rican Diplomat Freed in Venezuela

April 10, 2012, 5:28 pm

A Costa Rican diplomat who was kidnapped on Sunday in Venezuela was released Tuesday, confirmed the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Freeing Trapped Miners Could Take Days, Says Peru

April 9, 2012, 2:11 pm

The Peruvian government said that it will likely take three more days to rescue nine miners trapped inside a tunnel after a landslide last Thursday.

Nine Trapped in Peruvian Mine

April 8, 2012, 9:43 pm

Rescue workers in Peru said they are attempting to free nine miners trapped alive for two days in the southern portion of the country

FARC Leader Claims It Is Not Weakened

April 8, 2012, 6:26 pm

Colombia’s FARC rebels denied reports that it has been weakened.

Colombia Bid Could Legalize Cocaine

April 2, 2012, 2:47 am

Legislators in Colombia have proposed to legalize marijuana and cocaine to drive down market prices, according to the BBC. The move would deprive drug traffickers and cartels of money because it would give farmers more incentive to grow other crops [...]

Pope: Cuba Should Build ‘Open Society’

March 27, 2012, 3:42 pm

Cuba should “strive to build a renewed and open society, a better society, one more worthy of humanity.”

Dissidents Put Little Hope in Pope’s Visit to Cuba

March 27, 2012, 12:57 am

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday; the first time a pontiff has done so since Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1997.

Chavez Again in Cuba for Cancer Treatment

March 26, 2012, 2:16 pm

Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, started radiotherapy in a hospital in Cuba after undergoing several surgeries in the past year.

Peru Cancels British Warship Visit Over Falklands

March 20, 2012, 3:56 pm

Peru called off a visit from a British warship, the HMS Montrose, on Tuesday.

Ladies in White Under Pressure Ahead of Pope Visit in Cuba

March 19, 2012, 5:20 pm

Several dozen Cuban activists were arrested on Monday ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Havana next week.


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