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US committing grave mistake on Venezuela, Maduro says

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference in Caracas on May 9, 2013. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the United States has made a ‘grave mistake’ in refusing to acknowledge his victory in the recent presidential election. The statement came on Saturday after US President Barack Obama recently rejected to say whether Washington recognized Maduro as the new president... 

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt sentenced to 80 years for genocide

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Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt A court in Guatemala has convicted former dictator Efrain Rios Montt of genocide and crimes against humanity and has sentenced him to 80 years in prison. Judge Jazmin Barrios announced the sentence and verdict in Guatemala City on Friday. She said the former military leader’s acts “qualify as genocide.” “The corresponding punishment... 

US Embassy is behind unrest over vote in Venezuela: Maduro

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro has blamed the United States for fuelling violence in the South American country. Maduro said on Tuesday that the US Embassy in Caracas is responsible for all the violence that has happened in the wake of Sunday’s presidential elections. He stated that the US Embassy has been “financing and leading all the violent... 

7 killed, 61 injured in Venezuela protests

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Venezuela’s attorney general has announced that seven people have been killed and 61 injured during opposition protests over presidential election result. Celia Flores did not give any reports any details about the death or injuries or when they occurred. However, prosecutor Luisa Ortega said the victims were humble member of the working class, giving suggestions that the opposition might be to... 

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro wins presidential election

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Venezuela’s presidential election winner Nicolas Maduro (L) and his wife celebrate in front of crowds in the capital, Caracas, April 15, 2013. Venezuela’s electoral authority has declared Nicolas Maduro the winner of the presidential election with 50.66 percent of the votes against 49.06 percent for his rival Henrique Capriles, who has refused to concede defeat. The National Electoral Council... 

Capitalism is way to nowhere - Immortal Technique

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Corporations ‘are making too much money off of this stage of evolution, the capitalism, to stop and get off us to the next level’, the American rapper Immortal Technique said in an interview with RT. The musician says the only thing that people are separated by is language and the inability to understand, that humanity has no other choice but to shift to a new economic idea doing away with devastating... 

Venezuela closes borders ahead of presidential election

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Venezuela’s acting President Nicolas Maduro waving to crowds on April 9, 2013. Venezuela has stepped up security and closed its borders ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections after acting President Nicolas Maduro said a murder plot against him had been foiled. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said “strict control” of movements is in affect along land border with Colombia and Brazil, and... 

WikiLeaks cable reveals US embassy strategy to destabilize Chavez government

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In a secret US cable published online by WikiLeaks, former ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, outlines a comprehensive plan to infiltrate and destabilize former President Hugo Chavez’ government. Dispatched in November of 2006 by Brownfield — now an Assistant Secretary of State — the document outlined his embassy’s five core objectives in Venezuela since 2004, which included:... 

Argentina flooding Death Toll Reaches 54

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A man paddles through a flooded street after a rainstorm in Buenos Aires on April 3, 2013. At least 54 people have lost their lives and thousands have been left homeless after days of heavy rains caused flash floods in and around Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, officials say. In La Plata, a city about 40 miles (60 kilometers) south of Buenos Aires, 46 people were reported to have died after more... 

At least 33 killed in Argentina flooding

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A record 40 centimeters of rain fell on the city of La Plata, Argentina, during a two-hour period on April 3, 2013. At least 25 people have lost their lives after torrential rains in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires triggered flooding, officials say. “The bodies began to appear as the water subsided,” Daniel Scioli, governor of the coastal province of Buenos Aires where the flooding occurred,... 

Argentina calls on UK to enter talks over Falkland Islands

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Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman has once again called on British authorities to enter talks over the Malvinas Islands at the United Nations. The request came on Tuesday, after Timerman along with other South American ministers met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said the UK has declined the Argentinean... 

Venezuela to probe Chavez cancer death conspiracy

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Venezuela is to formally investigate suspicions late President Hugo Chavez’s was afflicted with cancer after being poisoned by foreign enemies, the government said. Acting President Nicolas Maduro vowed to set up an inquiry into the allegation, which was first leveled by Chavez after being diagnosed with cancer in 2011. Foreign scientists will also be invited to join a government commission to investigate... 

Vatican elects Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina as new Pope

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Argentina’s Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I, appears on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica after being elected by the conclave of cardinals at the Vatican on March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina has been elected as Pope. He is the first Pope from Latin America in the history of the Catholic Church. The new Pope was announced by French Cardinal Jean-Louis... 

Argentinians petition against UK referendum on Falkland sovereignty

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Argentinians gathered in capital Buenos Aires after a nationwide campaign was launched to collect one million signatures against a UK-backed referendum on the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, Press TV reports. People of all walks of life including war veterans, students, and artists gathered at the Obelisk monument to say that South Atlantic territories seized by the UK centuries ago, belong to... 

Falkland Islanders vote in cotroversial referendum

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The residents on Falkland Islands are set to vote on March 10-11, 2013 Falkland Islanders are taking part in a controversial referendum, to decide whether or not the residents want to remain under Britain’s control, as Argentina dismisses the ballot as illegal. During two days, Sunday and Monday, the polling stations will be open for 1,672 eligible voters to cast their ballot. The vote is a yes or... 
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