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The Blind Holy See: Catholicism in Latin America ‹ The Sydney ...

The Blind Holy See: Catholicism in Latin America ‹ The Sydney ... | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The rule of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America has recently been proclaimed dead. The leadership transition from Pope John Paul II to Pope Benedict XVI has greatly undermined the Church's power and influence in ...
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Argentines enjoy nearly the most paid holidays - Austin American-Statesman

Argentines enjoy nearly the most paid holidays - Austin American-Statesman | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Austin American-StatesmanArgentines enjoy nearly the most paid holidaysAustin American-StatesmanOnly Colombia comes close in Latin America, with 18.
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Venezuela: Alleged drug lord changed look - USA TODAY

Venezuela: Alleged drug lord changed look - USA TODAY | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
ABC NewsVenezuela: Alleged drug lord changed lookUSA TODAYCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- One of Colombia's most-wanted alleged drug lords changed his appearance through repeated plastic surgeries before he was captured in Venezuela while making a call...
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Cuba says ending US embargo would help both countries - Reuters

My MoinfoCuba says ending US embargo would help both countriesReutersEmbargo said to have done $108 billion in damages to Cuba. * U.S. fully imposed trade embargo in 1962. * Embargo-related fines up sharply this year.
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Pulsamerica: Latin American News, Politics and Economics » Blog Archive Cuba: Island recovers from Isaac

Pulsamerica: Latin American News, Politics and Economics » Blog Archive Cuba: Island recovers from Isaac | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Eastern Cuba recovers from Tropical Storm Isaac; dissidents denounce 'wave of repression'; Nyad abandons fourth attempt at Cuba-Florida swim.

 

There are two other stories about Cuba on this link.

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Time is right, but past failures haunt Colombia peace talks - CNN.com

Time is right, but past failures haunt Colombia peace talks - CNN.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Public opinion against the FARC is widespread, but so is distrust in a rebel group that abused the last government that tried peace.
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Leader of Argentina sees Buenos Aires as a new Hollywood - Washington Times

Leader of Argentina sees Buenos Aires as a new Hollywood - Washington Times | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Washington TimesLeader of Argentina sees Buenos Aires as a new HollywoodWashington TimesBUENOS AIRES — Argentina's leader unveiled an ambitious plan Wednesday to support the country's television and film creators with a new industrial park along...
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Latin America's space programs in 2012 - The Space Review

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The Space ReviewLatin America's space programs in 2012The Space ReviewBesides Latin American technicians working for NASA, such as the aforementioned Soriano, there is a small but growing number of Latin American astronauts who have gone to space.
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Ellen Creager: Is the door slamming shut for travel from U.S. to Cuba?

Ellen Creager: Is the door slamming shut for travel from U.S. to Cuba? | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The Cuba 'People to People” travel program touted so highly by President Obama in 2011 is coming to a screeching halt, drowning in paperwork and non-renewed licenses for travel organizations.
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Pulsamerica: Latin American News, Politics and Economics » Blog Archive Mexico: Footballers stun world, bring home Olympic gold

Pulsamerica: Latin American News, Politics and Economics » Blog Archive Mexico: Footballers stun world, bring home Olympic gold | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it

"Remember:  Football = Soccer"  Sra. Hartline

 

Upset in Olympic final defies predictions; historic first for Mexican football; government moves controversially to re-auction broadband spectrum...

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New study looks at why ancient South American culture mummified its dead | PRI.ORG

New study looks at why ancient South American culture mummified its dead | PRI.ORG | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Along the Atacama Desert, the Chinchorro people chosen to mummify their people, rather than simply bury them. Scientists have for years wondered why. A new study suggests its all because of climate change.
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Pregnant Dominican teen at center of abortion debate dies - CNN.com

Pregnant Dominican teen at center of abortion debate dies - CNN.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it

"The abortion debate is global, not just something talked about in the United States."  Sra. Hartline

 

A pregnant leukemia patient who became a flashpoint in the abortion debate in the Dominican Republic died Friday morning, a hospital official told CNN.

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Mitt Romney's Latin American policy: Not much to look at - VOXXI

Mitt Romney's Latin American policy: Not much to look at - VOXXI | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it

This article discusses both President Obama's policy and involvement with Latin America and what Mitt Romney's policies and stances appear to be so far in the presidential campaign. 

 

VOXXIMitt Romney's Latin American policy: Not much to look atVOXXISuch emphasis on terrorism in Latin America allowed Romney to incorporate the region into his broad global narrative: the world is “dangerous, destructive, chaotic” and it is America's...

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Colombia Okays Prescriptions for Addicts in Bogota - Drug War Chronicle

Colombia Okays Prescriptions for Addicts in Bogota - Drug War Chronicle | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Colombia Okays Prescriptions for Addicts in BogotaDrug War ChroniclePresident Juan Manuel Santos has given the go-ahead to Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro's plan to prescribe otherwise illicit drugs to addicts in the Colombian capital, according to...
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Colombia's Santos faces tougher peace talks: Pastrana - Chicago Tribune

Colombia's Santos faces tougher peace talks: Pastrana - Chicago Tribune | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
euronewsColombia's Santos faces tougher peace talks: PastranaChicago TribuneBOGOTA (Reuters) - The last Colombian president to negotiate with Marxist rebels says current leader Juan Manuel Santos will face an even tougher time in new talks because...
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Peru Central Bank May Allow Stronger Sol, Banco de Credito Says - Bloomberg

Peru Central Bank May Allow Stronger Sol, Banco de Credito Says - Bloomberg | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Peru Central Bank May Allow Stronger Sol, Banco de Credito SaysBloombergPeru's sol is likely to strengthen as much as 4 percent by the end of next year as the central bank tolerates greater appreciation amid rising foreign investment, according to...
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Cuba Blackout: Power Back After Massive Power Outage

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HAVANA — Power was restored to millions of people early Monday after a blackout that cut the lights in much of western Cuba, including the capital Havana. Electricity began to return to the capital at about 1 a.m.
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Dozen Mexican cops detained over shooting on US embassy vehicle that injured 2

Mexican and U.S. officials have offered sketchy official accounts of the shooting that do not address the possible reason why Mexican federal police opened fire on an armored sport-utility vehicle with diplomatic license plates carrying a Mexican...
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Venezuela to investigate reports of massacre of Indians by gold miners - CNN.com

The Venezuelan government has said it is investigating allegations that unauthorized Brazilian gold miners killed dozens of indigenous Yanomami Indians.
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US tourism to South America Number of US tourists to Central ...

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The latest numbers from the US government's Office of Travel and Tourism Industry (OTTI) show that overseas travel by Americans is growing in in ...
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Political Squabbling In Spain Could Torpedo The Country's Progress On Reforms

Political Squabbling In Spain Could Torpedo The Country's Progress On Reforms | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Deficit goals are at risk....
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Latin America wealth gap 'grows'

Latin America wealth gap 'grows' | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The gap between the rich and the poor is widening in Latin America, according to a study by the United Nations Agency on Human Settlements.
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Powerful challenger set to take on Chavez in Venezuelan presidential election | PRI.ORG

Powerful challenger set to take on Chavez in Venezuelan presidential election | PRI.ORG | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Hugo Chavez has been president of Venezuela for 12 years — and he remains popular.
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Mexico’s Calderon says he was target of assassination threat | NTN24 NEWS

Mexico’s Calderon says he was target of assassination threat | NTN24 NEWS | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Mexican President Felipe Calderon was warned during the early years of his administration of a credible threat to assassinate him while he was in the presidential jet, Mexican media reported on Sunday.
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Mass arrests in Chilean schools

Mass arrests in Chilean schools | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Chilean police detain 139 people - most of them students - who had been occupying schools in Santiago for several days.
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