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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... 

Chavez to be embalmed 'like Lenin' and put on public display

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Chavez’ political heir has revealed that the Venezuelan leader is to be embalmed and preserved just like Lenin, and laid out in the ‘Mountain Barracks’ where he devised a failed coup. The venue will be turned into a Museum of the Revolution. “We have decided to prepare the body of our Comandante President, to embalm it so that it remains open for all time for the people. Just like Ho Chi Minh.... 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies of cancer

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks during a press conference in Caracas on October 9, 2012. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro has announced. Maduro, flanked by political and military leaders, made the announcement on Tuesday evening on national television. “We have just received the most tragic and awful information.... 

Argentina MPs approve deal with Iran

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Argentinean lawmakers have approved an agreement with Iran to probe the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. According to the agreement, approved by Argentina’s Congress on Thursday, an independent “truth commission” would be established to investigate the attack. “I am no one’s puppet. The country is no one’s puppet. We assume our political commitment... 

UFOs spotted above intergalactic place of extraterrestrial meetings

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Many ufologists are currently heading to the foot of Popocatepetl volcano in Latin America. The video filmed near the volcano shows a few bright three-dimensional objects flying up to the volcano from different angles and hiding behind it, as if they are descending directly into the crater. The black-and-white videos that were broadcast on local television attracted a lot of attention even outside... 

UK seeks US backing on Falklands

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and William Hague, the UK Foreign Secretary, in joint press conference in London. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry came under intense pressure by the British authorities on Monday to reveal what stance Washington may choose to take on the dispute over Las Malvinas Islands (the Falklands), local media reported. On his first foreign trip as Secretary of State, John... 

Bolivia nationalizes Spanish company

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Bolivian President Evo Morales Bolivian President Evo Morales has nationalized (stole) a Spanish company that operates the country’s three main airports. Morales said on Monday he had instructed the country’s ministry of public works, services and housing to take “full operational control” of SABSA, a joint venture of Spanish Abertis and airport authority Aena. He also ordered the military... 

Coffee rust causes state of emergency in Central America

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Central American coffee plantations are facing a serious challenge. Nearly 70 percent of coffee fields in Guatemala are affected by fungal infection called coffee rust. President of the Republic Otto Perez Molina introduced a state of emergency in the country. Guatemala’s national disaster threatens to turn into trouble for residents of other countries as well. Central America has long been... 

Argentine FM: there's no such thing as Falkland islanders

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Argentine Foreign Minister said there is no such thing as Falkland islanders as they are British citizens living in the disputed territory. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman has said that there is no such thing as Falkland islanders, but they are British citizens living in the disputed territory. Speaking at a press conference in London on Wednesday, Timerman said “The Falklands islanders... 

Argentina says it will control Falklands within 20 years

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The Falkland Islands will be under Argentina’s control within 20 years, the country’s foreign minister told British press, claiming that the UK “has never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity to find a solution” to the issue. Speaking to reporters from The Guardian and The Independent, Hector Timerman stressed that “not one single country in the world” supports Britain’s claims... 

Israel must not meddle in AMIA affair: Argentina's FM

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Argentina’s Foreign Minister Hector Timerman Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says the Israeli regime has no right to interfere in the proceedings of the AMIA issue underway between Argentina and Iran. Israel recently called for an explanation about an agreement between Iran and Argentina to set up a fact-finding committee to investigate the 1994 deadly bombing at a Jewish center in Buenos... 

IMF censures Argentina, threatens sanctions

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued Argentina with a ‘declaration of censure’ for providing inaccurate inflation and GDP data and has given it until September 29th to amend the problems or will impose sanctions. The IMF Friday called on Argentina to fix its statistics “without further delay” “The fund has issued a declaration of censure against Argentina in connection... 
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