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Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone
Business
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Business
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Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone

AFP - February 26, 2016

PANAMA CITY – Panama's free trade zone -- the biggest in Latin America -- is in crisis in large part because of economic woes sapping major export customers…

China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America
Business
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Business
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China overtakes West in development funding to Latin America

Larry Luxner - February 25, 2016

WASHINGTON — The China Development Bank’s $395 million loan to Costa Rica for expanding the highway that links San José to the Caribbean port of Limón is part of…

Zika crisis to get ‘worse before it gets better,’ WHO says
Brazil
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Brazil
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Zika crisis to get ‘worse before it gets better,’ WHO says

Sebastian Smith | AFP - February 25, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The Zika virus, believed to be linked to the serious birth defect microcephaly, presents a "formidable" challenge that will be hard to stamp out,…

Bolivians rebuff Evo Morales, in latest blow to Latin American left
Evo Morales
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Evo Morales
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Bolivians rebuff Evo Morales, in latest blow to Latin American left

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - February 24, 2016

By a narrow margin, voters in Bolivia have rejected a constitutional change that would have allowed leftist Evo Morales, South America's longest-sitting president, to run for a…

Crime
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Mexico’s Peña Nieto visits city of Iguala, where students vanished

AFP - February 24, 2016

https://twitter.com/AristeguiOnline/status/702592491221028866 IGUALA, Mexico – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the southern city of Iguala Wednesday for the first time since 43 students vanished there in 2014 in…

A Cup of Coffee with Joe Biden
Business
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Business
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A Cup of Coffee with Joe Biden

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz - February 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet in Washington Wednesday with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to work on the Alliance for Prosperity that supports…

Argentina to borrow $15 billion to pay creditors
Argentina
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Argentina
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Argentina to borrow $15 billion to pay creditors

AFP - February 23, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina aims to borrow $15 billion when it returns to debt markets so it can pay off international creditors who have sued it in a…

CICIG
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Brother of Guatemala’s ex-VP Roxana Baldetti, 12 others arrested for fraud

AFP - February 23, 2016

https://twitter.com/soy_502/status/702173651030900736 GUATEMALA CITY – The brother of Guatemala's former Vice President Roxana Baldetti and 12 others were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fraud involving contracting an Israeli company…

Nicaragua paroles 8,000 convicts to clear prisons
Crime
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Crime
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Nicaragua paroles 8,000 convicts to clear prisons

AFP - February 23, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua has released more than 8,000 convicts to parole and sent 94 foreigners to finish sentences in their home countries since 2014, easing overcrowding in prisons, the government…

Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission
Corruption
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Corruption
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Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission

AFP - February 22, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, U.N.-backed body…