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Latin America

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Latest stories about Latin America

23 April 2014

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Coasters, Combis and Chaos: Public Transportation in Lima

The city's current system is a crowded mix of the city-owned Metropolitano bus rapid transit system and privately run minibuses, such as the notoriously aggressive "combi" minibuses.

22 April 2014

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Tweet Against García Márquez Generates Outrage in Colombia

A Colombian congresswoman's tweet referencing the recently deceased Gabriel Garcia Marquez stirred up commotion a few hours after the Colombian laureate passed away.

21 April 2014

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Caribbean: The Writing & Politics of Gabriel García Márquez

The literary fraternity is only just starting to adjust to the idea of life without “Gabo” – the inimitable Colombian-born author who was beloved by the world – Gabriel García...

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#EPNvsInternet: Mass Campaign against Mexican Communications Bill

A joint mass action between civil organizations and activist is pushing to revert the Telecommunications Bill proposal sent by president Enrique Peña Nieto for Congress' approval.

20 April 2014

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Farewell to Puerto Rican Salsa Singer Cheo Feliciano

The music world mourns the unexpected loss of one of salsa's most important singers of all time.

19 April 2014

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Chile Struck By Disasters in April 2014

Earthquakes and fires have ravaged Chile during the month of April 2014. Both private and public sources have rushed to aid the numerous victims.

18 April 2014

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Putting the Brakes on Independent Films in Cuba

The Ministry of the Interior (MININT) has been recently in charge of reviewing the scripts of the film projects produced in the island.

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Everyone's “Gabo”

The death of Gabriel García Márquez shocked the United States. The media and Twitter captured the aftermath.

16 April 2014

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Venezuela: Dialogues on the Dialogue

The Venezuelan crisis finally saw an attempt at a dialogue between the government and the opposition, in conversations televised that kept most Venezuelans glued to their screens.

15 April 2014

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Chile: Forest Fire Causes Death and Destruction in Valparaíso

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, a raging forest fire began in Valparaíso, causing 12 dead people and provoking the evacuation of thousands of residents in the area.

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