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Brazil storms kill 7, displace 1000s

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A destroyed car is seen in the main street of Teresopolis' Campo Grande neighborhood, some 100 km from Rio de Janiero, in the southwestern state of Rio on January 16, 2011 following a landslide of mud and rocks caused by heavy rains. Storms in the southwestern Brazil state of Minas Gerais have claimed the lives of seven people and left some 13,000 others homeless. At least five of the victims are... 

Argentina's president has cancer

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery in January, her spokesman says. Government spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro broke the news on Tuesday, adding that the cancerous cells had not spread to other parts of her body. Scoccimarro said the president will have an operation on January... 

McDonald's closes all restaurants forever in Bolivia

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McDonald’s leaves Bolivia healthier forever! After 14 years of presence in the country, and despite all the existing campaigns and having a network, the chain was forced to close the eight restaurants that remained open in the three main cities: La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. It is a question of the first Latin-American country that will remain without any McDonald’s,... 

Obama tells Venezuela to Cut its Ties with Iran and Cuba

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Following the expansion of economic and political relations between Tehran and Caracas, US President Barack Obama has demanded the Venezuelan government sever all ties with Iran. “I think the government’s ties with Iran and Cuba have not benefited the interests of Venezuela and its people,” Obama said in the email... 

Venezuela Rains make 1000s Homeless

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Two people have died and thousands of people have lost their homes in Venezuela, after heavy rainfall hit different regions of the country causing massive landslides, Press TV reports. Almost 2,000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to the landslides during the past days, which also killed two people in the Capital Caracas, a Press TV correspondent reported on Thursday. Authorities are... 

Chavez: Uribe wanted to transform Colombia into the Israel of South America

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Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, asserted that the former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, (2002-2010) planned to “make Colombia into the Israel of South America.” According to Chávez, the Uribe administration distanced his country from other nations in the region, “He nearly caused a war with Ecuador and broke relations with Venezuela, and neighboring countries.” The... 

Russia to develop defense project in USA's backyard

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Russian warship docking in Cuba Russia has decided to resume defense cooperation with the country, which remains in a state of a conflict with the United States, even though it is situated very close to US borders. It goes about Cuba. Russia will resume cooperation with this country against the background of the rising tensions in the US-Russian relations. Russia’s defense export giant Rosoboronexport... 

Venezuela pulls Gold Reserves from Western banks

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Soldiers stand guard as an armored truck containing gold reserves arrives to the Central Bank in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday Nov. 25, 2011. Venezuela has begun to repatriate the South American nation’s gold treasures held in Western banks in a move to protect the country against economic crises in the United States and Europe, a report says. The shipment of gold arrived in Venezuela on Friday... 

Drug cartels have incredible power in Mexico and USA

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Drug cartels rule Mexico. Those criminal structures are like transnational corporations. They produce and distribute drugs in Mexico and enjoy their undivided reign in the country. Los Zetas cartel is a special phenomenon in Mexico. The cartel was literally created and developed by US special services. The unique criminal group originally appeared as a military structure. The group appeared to support... 

Mexican Interior Secretary Dies in Helicopter Crash

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Mexican Interior Secretary Francisco Blake Mora has been killed in a helicopter crash on Friday, November 11, 2011. Mexican Interior Secretary Francisco Blake Mora and seven others have been killed in a helicopter crash near Mexico City. “Unfortunately the interior secretary, his collaborators and the helicopter crew were found dead,” government spokesman Alejandra Sota said in a Friday... 

Mexican troops arrest Tijuana drug boss

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Mexicans soldiers guard Juan Francisco Sillas Rocha, a top operative of the Arellano Felix drug cartel, in Mexico City, on November 7, 2011. Mexican army troops have arrested a top operative of the once-powerful Arellano Felix drug cartel in the northwestern state of Baja California. Juan Francisco Sillas Rocha, alias “El Sillas”, and three associates were arrested over the weekend in the... 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Cured of Cancer

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Doctors treating Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have confirmed that he has been cured of cancer and enjoys optimal health conditions now, Press TV reports. Doctors at the Military Hospital in Caracas, where Chavez has undergone chemotherapy, have rejected claims of Salvador Navarrete, a Venezuelan surgeon, that the president has an aggressive form of cancer, a Press TV correspondent reported Tuesday. Navarrete... 

Nations condemn Cuba blockade

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Towards the twentieth condemnation of U.S. blockade against Cuba. While the United States intensified its economic blockade against Cuban trade and finance, the UN General Assembly advanced a new condemnation almost unanimously, against this siege, the twentieth in 20 consecutive years. The topic will be considered by the highest organ of the United Nations next Tuesday, when it will vote on a resolution... 

Hugo Chavez has about two years to live

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who undergoes anti-cancer treatment, may live for not more than two years. This opinion was voiced by Salvador Navarrete, who had been Chavez’s personal surgeon in Venezuela. “When I say this, it means that he has no more than two years left. Judging by the information from his family, Chavez has a tumor in his pelvis, or sarcoma, and this is why he is... 

Central American Heavy rains Leave 66 dead

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Police and rescue volunteers search for victims of a mudslide in El Salvador on Sunday October 16, 2011. Six-day-long torrential rains that have swept Central America and caused great flooding across the region have killed at least 66 people. El Salvador is so far the worst-affected country, having witnessed as many as 27 deaths. The country’s director of civil protection, Jorge Melendez, said... 
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