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Report 2011: Moody´s says Venezuela´s economic situation is weak.

Report 2011: Moody´s says Venezuela´s economic situation is weak.

Moody’s Investors Service says that during 2011, Venezuela´s domestic currency, its foreign currency government bond ratings, and unstable outlook reflect very weak political and economic institutions marked by an absence…

Evo accuses Bolivian police of plotting coup

Evo accuses Bolivian police of plotting coup

Striking police forces in Bolivia have rejected a pay deal agreed upon by the government and union leaders, while President Evo Morales accuses the opposition of plotting a coup. Since Thursday, low-ranking officers in…

Mexico admits forces arrested the wrong guy

Mexico admits forces arrested the wrong guy

Mexican authorities confirmed that a man arrested earlier this week and initially reported to be the son of fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman is in fact another…

Mexican election could bring new phase in drug war

Mexican election could bring new phase in drug war

Ending the bloody drug war is a major issue in Mexico’s current presidential campaign, but results of this election will affect both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. While all three leading candidates tout new strategies like reducing violence and…

Paraguay´s Senate: Constitutional move kicked Lugo without “minimum standards of due process”. New President is Federico Franco.

Paraguay´s Senate: Constitutional move kicked Lugo without “minimum standards of due process”. New President is Federico Franco.

Paraguay’s newly sworn-in president Federico Franco set about forming a new government Saturday as he promised to honor foreign commitments, respect private property and reach out to Latin American leaders…

Mexico: “War on drugs” is at a dead end

Mexico: “War on drugs” is at a dead end

After six years into a drug war, none of the top candidates in next Sunday’s presidential election in Mexico has offered a significant new strategy to win a conflict that…

Colombian security chief indicted in US

Colombian security chief indicted in US

The former police general who served as Colombian ex-President Alvaro Uribe’s security chief from 2002 to 2006 betrayed international counternarcotics operations for almost a decade while on the payroll of drug traffickers…

Britain warns Argentina: Hands off the Falklands

Britain warns Argentina:  Hands off the Falklands

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Argentina on Thursday that his nation stands “ready and willing” to defend the Falkland Islands, 30 years after Britain recaptured the South Atlantic archipelago from Argentine…

US State Dept issues new Mexico travel warning

US State Dept issues new Mexico travel warning

The U.S. State Department has warned American travelers to Mexico to beware of possible violent retaliation for this week’s arrest of alleged Zetas drug cartel associates and family members inside…

New Honduran police chief accused of running death squad

New Honduran police chief accused of running death squad

The new chief selected to clean up the Honduran national police force has been accused by the department’s internal affairs investigators of running a death squad when he was a…

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