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  • Latin America Digest: a Guatemalan lawyer, a Mexican drug lord, Argentina's economy minister and Colombia's ombudsman

     
    Today's One-Line News Briefs Guatemala City — Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg, who accused President Alvaro Colom of his slaying in a video made before Rosenberg’s death May 10, actually contracted hit men for his own slaying, U.N. investigators...
  • Laura Chinchilla elected president of Costa Rica

     
    The tiny club of female presidents in Latin America will grow by one with the election in Costa Rica of Laura Chinchilla. She won the presidency in a landslide victory Sunday and takes office May 8. The socially conservative, pro-business former vice...
  • British oil rig begins drilling near the Falkland Islands

     
    A British oil rig began drilling near the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic on Monday, an area Argentina considers its territorial waters. Argentina claims sovereignty over the islands, as well as the surrounding waters where Britain's Desire...
  • The politics of Calle 13, to the beat of reggaeton

     
    Extensively tattooed and often parading around stages and streets without a shirt, reggaeton rapper Rene "Residente" Perez is an unlikely political commentator in Latin America. Yet these days the front-man of the Puerto Rican alternative-reggaeton...
  • DNA testing pits media family against Argentina government

     
    The DNA testing of children adopted during the dirty war period is an effort to find closure for surviving victims of the military junta responsible for as many as 30,000 deaths between 1976 and 1983. But the Herrera family says their proceedings have...
  • Argentina legalizes same-sex marriage, first nation in Latin America

     
    The law allows gay married gay couples to adopt children and inherit wealth. With its passage, Argentina joins only the Mexican Federal District (or Mexico City) in Latin America allowing same-sex marriage, in addition to the region's former colonial...
  • Former guerrilla Dilma Rousseff poised to be Brazil's first woman president

     
    She's a former Marxist guerrilla who was jailed and tortured during her country's long military dictatorship. Now she is poised to be elected the first woman president of the economic powerhouse of Brazil. Dilma Rousseff, 62, is the chosen successor of...
  • Nestor Kirchner, former president, dies in Argentina

     
    Nestor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina and husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has died suddenly of a heart attack. Kirchner was rushed to a hospital in the city of El Calafate with his wife at his side, and was...
  • Thousands mourn death of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner

     
    Thousands of people filled the Plaza de Mayo as they lined up to pay their respects to former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, whose body lay in state at the presidential palace Thursday, one day after his death from an apparent heart attack. Some...
  • Argentine ex-President Nestor Kirchner's remains flown to hometown

     
    Argentines lined the rainy streets of Buenos Aires on Friday to honor former President Nestor Kirchner as the black hearse carrying his remains made its way through the city. The funeral procession traveled to Jorge Newbery airport, where an honor guard...
  • Dilma Rousseff: Brazil's new president is latest female leader in Latin America

     
    Brazilians partied on the beaches of Rio and Brazilian stocks rose with anticipation Monday morning as results from Sunday's runoff election confirmed Dilma Rousseff as the South American nation's first female president. Rousseff, who has never held...