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Union Support Slips for Peru Mining Strike
Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:26:00 PM
LIMA–Union support sank for Peru's nationwide mining strike on Thursday, while workers from other mines said the walkout would go on until Congress passed a bill to give them a bigger slice of cor ...   Full Story

Striking Peruvian Miners to March on Congress
Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:12:00 PM
LIMA–Workers at Peru's third-largest copper pit threw their weight behind a nationwide strike that entered its fourth day Thursday, as miners prepared to march on Congress to demand a bigger slice ...   Full Story

Colombia Rescues Betancourt, 3 U.S. Hostages
Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:01:00 AM
BOGOTA–Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. hostages held for years by guerrillas were rescued on Wednesday after soldiers posing as aid workers duped their captors into putting them ...   Full Story

Peru President Asks Bolivian Leader to 'Shut Up'
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:19:00 PM
Peruvian President Alan Garcia would like to tell his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales to "shut up" and said Tuesday that Morales should stop interfering in Peru's internal affairs.   Full Story

Double Life Term for Pinochet Secret Police Chief
Monday, June 30, 2008 8:32:00 PM
SANTIAGO–A Chilean judge on Monday added two life terms to the jail time of Augusto Pinochet's secret police chief for the murder of a former army chief and his wife in Argentina, the toughest pen ...   Full Story

Colombia Polarized by Uribe's Battle With Courts
Monday, June 30, 2008 8:12:00 AM
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe deepened his feud with the courts on Monday by going ahead with plans for a referendum aimed at rerunning the 2006 election in which he won a second term.   Full Story

Brazil Truckers Begin Strike Over Fuel Prices
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:15:00 PM
SAO PAULO–Truckers across Brazil started an open-ended strike on Wednesday, protesting high fuel prices and a proposed ban on trucks in Sao Paulo during peak hours to ease the business capital's g ...   Full Story

Ecuador Assembly Head Quits in Constitution Rift
Monday, June 23, 2008 8:05:00 PM
QUITO–The head of the assembly that is rewriting Ecuador's constitution offered to resign Monday, exposing a rift in the leftist government as it seeks to overhaul institutions to bolster the pres ...   Full Story

Food Shortages Worsen Amid Argentine Farm Strike
Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:07:00 PM
Food shortages at Buenos Aires grocery stores deepened on Thursday as farmers kept up a protest over soy export taxes that has sparked a political crisis for President Cristina Fernandez.   Full Story

Ranchers Vow to Fight Bolivian Land Seizure Plans
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:06:00 PM
Wealthy cattle ranchers in Bolivia's steamy lowlands are getting ready to fight the leftist government's drive to seize large land holdings and redistribute them among poor Indians.   Full Story

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