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Dilma Rousseff reelected president of Brazil

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Brazil’s leftist president Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for another term with over 51 percent of the vote in a tight presidential run-off on Sunday. Rousseff, who has been in power since 2011, has been re-elected for a second term, winning 51.6 percent of the vote according to the official tally. With over 99 percent of the ballots counted, her opponent, the centrist opposition leader Aecio... 

Mexican Mayor Mastermind of Students Disappearance

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Mexican authorities have ordered the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala and his wife in connection to a police raid that resulted in the disappearance of dozens of students. Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo said on Wednesday that Mayor Jose Luis Abarca had ordered the police raid to prevent the students from disrupting an event. “We have issued warrants for the arrest... 

Caribbean countries announce Ebola travel bans

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A group of Caribbean countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have travelled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola. Jamaica said it would not accept travellers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being. Guyana, the island of St Lucia, Haiti and Colombia also introduced a ban. In the United States, President Barack Obama has resisted pressure... 

Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection

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A brand new device, called Miriam, could simplify regular cancer screenings. Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. However, a new startup is developing a device which could detect dozens of cancers with a single blood test. The Miriam test platform was recently presented at the TEDGlobal 2014 conference in Rio de Janeiro by Jorge... 

Mexican police shuts down drug cartels’ firearms manufacturing units

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A joint operation between US special forces and the Mexican Federal Police has resulted in the discovery of two firearms manufacturing units in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Drug traffickers and the mafia in the state of Jalisco had succeeded in manufacturing over 100 AR-15 assault rifles using high-tech equipment and parts imported from the United States. Eighteen functioning rifles were seized... 

Mexico Paying to Help Shield Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. from Deportation

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The government of Mexico is paying to help its citizens who are living illegally in the United States avoid deportation. According to a report from National Public Radio, the Mexican government through its 50 consulates around the United States has been helping to fund low-income illegal immigrants to apply for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA which shields... 

Mexican officials find 4 new mass graves in Guerrero

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Four new mass graves have been discovered in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 student teachers disappeared last month after clashes with the local police. On Thursday, Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo said that the remains of charred human bodies were uncovered in the mass graves on the outskirts of Iguala city. We are going to take DNA samples from the missing students’ relatives to... 

Mexico disarms Iguala police after finding students mass grave

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Mexican federal forces have disarmed the entire police department in the southern city of Iguala after its officers were accused of collaborating with a gang behind the recent disappearance of 43 students. On Monday, the government’s new federal police unit took over security in Iguala, located some 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital, Mexico City. The federal unit was tasked with holding... 

Media censor Argentina president’s remarks at UN

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Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Mainstream media outlets have censored the comments made by the Argentine president at the United Nations General Assembly where she harshly criticized the US international policies. During her speech before the United Nations 69th General Assembly on September 24, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner covered a variety of issues... 

South America slams US-led airstrikes in Syria

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South American countries have denounced the US airstrikes on ISIL militants in Syria as the violation of the country’s sovereignty. In a Foreign Ministry statement, Ecuador described the air raids as a “violation of the state of Syria’s sovereignty and a threat to its territorial integrity.” “The actions they carried out go against international rights, for they have not been recognized... 

“Ebola Martyrs” Have Now Reached South America, US Warned Is Next

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The Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) is warning today that a “strong contingent” of Islamic State (IS) “Ebola Martyrs” they had previously described in their 15 August report, and who are preparing to target the United States, have now reached the South American nation of Venezuela where at least 10 people have died showing symptoms of this feared disease during the past week. Important... 

Argentina accuses Washington of meddling in internal affairs

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Argentina’s Foreign Ministry has accused the acting US ambassador of meddling in its internal affairs after inappropriate comments made on the South American country’s economy, Press TV reports. On Tuesday, the Argentinean Foreign Ministry summoned Kevin Sullivan, the US ambassador to Buenos Aires, over inappropriate comments on the Latin American country’s failure to repay its debts to... 

Argentina Congress OKs law restructuring debt payments

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The Argentinean Congress has adopted a new law enabling Buenos Aires to pay back the country’s debts to US creditors, sidestepping an earlier US court ruling in favor of the bondholders. On Thursday, the lower house of Argentina’s Congress unanimously voted in favor of the new debt restructuring plan which allows the government to make debt payments inside the country or elsewhere outside the... 

​Argentina to get $1 billion in currency swap with China before end of 2014

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Argentina will receive the first tranche of yuan worth up to $1 billion in a massive currency swap with China before the end of this year. The deal will boost the troubled economy’s foreign reserves. It comes as part of a loan worth $11 billion signed in July by Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during his Latin America tour shortly before... 

Soros Signals Argentina’s Shale is Biggest Place to Be

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One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas. George Soros has doubled his stake in YPF SA, the state-owned oil company in Argentina, which... 
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