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  • Peru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th death

    Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent anti-mining protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.
  • Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars

    Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation. DolarToday, a widely followed website...

    Colombian paramilitary warlord wanted in US freed from jail

    A prominent paramilitary warlord wanted in the U.S. on drug charges walked out of a Colombian jail Friday, becoming the first major paramilitary boss to earn freedom as part of a decade-old peace deal. Rodrigo Perez-Alzate, better known by his alias...

    Chile le gana carrera contra el reloj

    Chile le gana carrera contra el reloj
    SANTIAGO - Tuvo que poner el pie en el acelerador, pero Chile parece haber ganado una carrera contra el reloj y solo le restan completar detalles cosméticos en los estadios a ser usados en la Copa América del mes que viene. Algunas de las obras se...

    In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity

    In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity
    Almost everyone here on the outskirts of Maceio, the capital of Brazil's most dangerous state, has a horror story to tell. "They shot a woman in the bar last week," said Maria das Gracas da Silva, a 49-year-old maid. "They shot her right in her mouth,...