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Argentina Opens New Chapter in Relationship With Russia

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April 23, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during a meeting in the Kremlin. There are no reasons why Russia and Argentina shouldn’t have bilateral ties, Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner said, stressing that it is “absurd” to deem Russia a threat. Kirchner spoke to RT in her first interview to a foreign media in five years. “I... 

5,000 Chileans evacuated after twin volcano eruptions

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Around 5,000 people have been evacuated from their houses in southern Chile following the twin eruptions of the Calbuco volcano. According to reports on Thursday, the Chilean officials declared a state of emergency in the country and evacuated thousands of frightened people from a 21-kilometer radius around the mountain in the southern province of Llanquihue. No... 

​Brazil to sue Facebook for blocking photo of indigenous woman from 1909

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The Brazilian Ministry of Culture has announced plans to file a lawsuit against Facebook for blocking a photograph made back in 1909 showing an Indian with her breasts exposed. The Ministry said on Friday that Facebook is promoting censorship in the Internet trying to illegally and arbitrarily impose their standards in Brazil and other countries, thus disrespecting their rights to national self-determination. The... 

Protests erupt in Brazilian cities over outsourcing of jobs

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A demonstrator clashes with military police officers during a protest in Brazil’s capital city of Brasilia on April 7, 2015. Thousands of workers have staged rallies across a dozen cities in Brazil to protest against a proposed law that would allow companies to outsource jobs. The Tuesday rallies were organized by the Central Workers Union (CTB), Brazil’s largest labor union umbrella organization,... 

Argentina issues new 50 peso banknote claiming Falklands on it

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More than 30 years after Argentinian forces made a failed attempt to seize the Falkland Islands from the British, Argentina’s Central Bank has announced the introduction of a 50 peso note with the archipelago emblazoned on the front. On the reverse side of the colorful note is an image of Antonio Rivero, the Argentinian rebel leader who led an 1833 uprising in an effort to reclaim the islands from... 

UK spying on Argentina over new attempt to take Falklands - Snowden

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Documents recently leaked by renowned whistleblower Edward Snowden claim the UK spied on Argentina for several years, fearing it would attempt to take the Falklands again. The intelligence data released by Snowden suggest that Britain spied on the Argentinian authorities since at least 2009, preparing offensive cyber operations to change public opinion regarding the Falklands, according to the Intercept. British... 

Argentina-UK conflict reignites over new found Oil and Gas in Falklands

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A group of British exploration companies have found oil and gas in an area north of the Falkland Islands. The Argentine government has threatened to challenge all exploration and drilling efforts in court. The discoveries by the Zebedee exploration well were described by companies involved as “better than expected”. The oil explorers said they found 27.9 meters of net-oil bearing reservoir and... 

ALBA slams US decision against Venezuela

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) addresses leaders during an emergency meeting of the Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, on March 17, 2015. Members of a regional bloc of Latin American and Caribbean nations have slammed the United States for its decision to label Venezuela as a security threat and impose sanctions against a number of its officials. The... 

Venezuela holds Massive Military Drills against "US Threat"

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Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez (R) mans a Russian-made 9K338 “Igla-S” (SA-18) man-portable air-defence (MANPAD) surface-to-air missile launcher in Caracas on March 14, 2015. Nearly 100,000 soldiers are taking part in massive 10-day military exercises across Venezuela, which were staged to counter an alleged US threat. It follows Washington’s decision to impose new... 

Evacuations as 6.6 earthquake shakes Colombia capital

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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit the Colombian capital of Bogota, prompting mass evacuations from the city’s buildings. Strong and prolonged tremors sparked panic and a social media storm. The Colombian Geological Survey reported that the tremors originated from the Santander Department area and were 158 kilometers deep. The earthquake was an estimated magnitude of 6.6. According to the US Geological... 

Uruguay’s president Mujica steps down

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Newly sworn-in Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez (R) receives the ceremonial sash from outgoing President Jose Pepe Mujica (2-R) in Montevideo on March 1, 2015. Uruguay’s president, Jose “Pepe” Mujica, a former guerrilla who lives on a farm and gives most of his salary to charity, is stepping down after five years in office, ending his term as one of the world’s most popular leaders... 

Russian Army returns to Latin America

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Vladimir Putin said that he would not allow the West to achieve military superiority over Russia. Russia will continue strengthening the nuclear potential, develop space forces, navy and long-range aviation. The Russian Navy plans to commission two new nuclear submarines. However, Russia lacks a developed system of bases that had been lost after the collapse of the USSR. Russian Defense Minister Sergei... 

6-inch Humanoid Aliens found in Chile

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A doctor has discovered the body of a tiny, 6-inch alien in Chile. The doctor has released a trailer showing off some footage of the adorable little extraterrestrial corpse. Steven Greer, former emergency medical physician and current alien investigator, discovered the little guy in Chile’s Atacama Desert. UFOlogists agree that the tiny alien is from Planet Zeeba, a planet that has been known to... 

Scientists unravel Snake venom mystery

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Schizophrenia, epilepsy and chronic pain research receives a boost as the mystery behind the Costa Rican coral snake’s capability to induce seizures in its victims is deciphered by researchers. The mechanism in the snake’s venom is consisted of a pair of proteins called micrurotoxins (MmTX) which bind to the pores of the nerve cells located in the spinal cord and brain, referred to as GABA(A)... 

Castro warns US against meddling in Cuba's affairs

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A handout picture released by Costa Rica’s presidency shows Cuban President Raul Castro delivering a speech during the inauguration of the III CELAC Summit 2015, 20 km northwest of San Jose, on January 28, 2015. Cuban President Raul Castro has said that US interference in his country’s internal affairs would render rapprochement between the two countries “meaningless.” Castro’s... 
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