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Mexico anti-drug militias return land to villagers
Crime
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Crime
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Mexico anti-drug militias return land to villagers

AFP - January 17, 2014

TANCITARO, Mexico – Mexican vigilante militias battling drug-traffickers in the restive state of Michoacán said Thursday they had returned several hundred acres of land seized from villagers…

Venezuela turns to army general to control soaring inflation
Business
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Business
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Venezuela turns to army general to control soaring inflation

Anatoly Kurmanaev and Corina Pons | Bloomberg - January 16, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is turning to an army brigadier general to run the economy, two months after using troops to help control prices…

Health
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Panama will use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue

AFP - January 16, 2014

PANAMA CITY – Panama will try to control a dengue outbreak that has claimed six lives this year by releasing transgenic mosquitoes. Officials believe the mosquitoes can render…

A new era begins
Latin America
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Latin America
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A new era begins

The Tico Times - January 15, 2014

Welcome to the new Tico Times. After months of research, design, redesigns, tweaking and developing, we bring you our modern site that works across every platform (the…

Chinchilla claims Costa Rica will be ‘capital of Latin America’
Diplomatic boasts
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Diplomatic boasts
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Chinchilla claims Costa Rica will be ‘capital of Latin America’

The Tico Times - January 14, 2014

Costa Rica is set to receive the presidency pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), making the Central American country the “capital”…

Mexican vigilantes seize town from drug cartel
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Archive
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Mexican vigilantes seize town from drug cartel

Leticia Pineda - January 13, 2014

NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico – Vigilantes seized a drug cartel's bastion in western Mexico on Sunday, sparking a shootout as civilian militias gained new ground in their struggle…

Archive
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Nicaragua deports U.S. fugitive wanted for child porn

AFP - January 10, 2014

Nicaragua deported to the United States on Thursday a fugitive American wanted by Interpol on child pornography charges, officials said Thursday. Cory Michael Papp, 37, pleaded guilty…

U.S. Embassy: Pot legalization back home won’t change Latin America drug policy
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U.S. Embassy: Pot legalization back home won’t change Latin America drug policy

The Tico Times - January 9, 2014

Not to kill your buzz, but it doesn't look like recent recreational marijuana legalization in some U.S. states will have an immediate impact on drug policy in…

Business
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Costa Rica counts for 40 percent of CAFTA exports to the US

Zach Dyer - November 11, 2013

Looking back on the previous five years after the passing of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), Costa Rica and the United States are enjoying…

Archive
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Spanish court acquits Tico accused of smuggling pre-Columbian art

L. Arias - October 22, 2013

A criminal court in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, acquitted Costa Rican Leonardo Augusto Patterson, 70, for the crime of art smuggling, after he moved from that city 1,400…