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Bacardi fires latest salvo in Havana Club rum battle with Cuba
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Bacardi fires latest salvo in Havana Club rum battle with Cuba

AFP - February 1, 2016

MIAMI -- Bacardi filed suit Monday against the United States demanding an explanation of its decision to let Cuba sell Havana Club rum in the United States once the…

Mexico arrests Sinaloa drug cartel members on US border in joint operation
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Crime
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Mexico arrests Sinaloa drug cartel members on US border in joint operation

AFP - January 31, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexican police arrested up to 24 members of the Sinaloa drug cartel in a joint operation with the United States that also netted a cache…

Cuba’s Raúl Castro on grand bridge-building France trip
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Cuba
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Cuba’s Raúl Castro on grand bridge-building France trip

Martine Nouaille and Alexandre Grosbois | AFP - January 30, 2016

PARIS – Cuba's Communist President Raúl Castro will be welcomed under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a rare state visit Monday to showcase his island's warming…

Brazil may have fewer Zika-related microcephaly cases than previously reported
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil may have fewer Zika-related microcephaly cases than previously reported

Dom Phillips and Lena H. Sun | The Washington Post - January 30, 2016

Brazil is enduring an extraordinary outbreak of microcephaly, a rare birth defect that results in infants being born with abnormally small heads and brains. Since last fall,…

Mexico GDP growth beats forecasts as services sector lends boost
Business
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Business
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Mexico GDP growth beats forecasts as services sector lends boost

Nacha Cattan | Bloomberg - January 29, 2016

Mexico's economy expanded more than forecast for the fourth consecutive quarter in the final three months of the year as domestic consumption rebounded amid record low inflation.…

El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores has irreversible brain damage
Crime
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Crime
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El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores has irreversible brain damage

AFP - January 29, 2016

SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador's former President Francisco Flores, who faces trial accused of embezzling millions of dollars in aid money for earthquake victims, has irreversible brain…

Armed with whips and rifles, poor Peruvian vigilantes help protect the Andes from criminals
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Armed with whips and rifles, poor Peruvian vigilantes help protect the Andes from criminals

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - January 28, 2016

LIMA, Peru – As the bus sways back and forth over a meandering jungle road, a middle-aged man stands up in the aisle. He carries an old…

Football makes strides in baseball-mad Nicaragua
Latin America
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Latin America
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Football makes strides in baseball-mad Nicaragua

Julia Ríos | AFP - January 27, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Despite having no famous players, no high-profile league and inadequate stadiums, football in Nicaragua is starting to awaken, grabbing more and more attention in a…

Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws
Health
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Health
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Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws

AFP - January 26, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexico opened on Tuesday the first of five debates that could lead to changes in the country's prohibitionist marijuana laws, as a top official acknowledged…

US opens greater channels for trade, air links with Cuba
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Business
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US opens greater channels for trade, air links with Cuba

Brian Murphy | The Washington Post - January 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States took another step Tuesday to roll back restrictions with Cuba, opening financial channels for greater trade and clearing some obstacles to air…