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UPDATE: The Haitian government has cancelled the last day of Carnival celebrations, and declared three days of mourning following Tuesday’s accident. UPDATE 2: The number of reported dead following the accident on Tuesday has been lowered to 16 from the originally reported 18. At least 18 Carnival revelers were killed early Tuesday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,…

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In the latest twist in a case that has captivated Argentina over the past month, a federal prosecutor has decided to move forward with accusations that President Cristina Fernández and top officials conspired to cover up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. The announcement signifies a formal…

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FARC rebels in Colombia announced Thursday an immediate and indefinite ban on the recruitment of child soldiers under 17 years old, a concession that the government and human rights advocates have for years been demanding of the FARC, which previously allowed for the recruitment of soldiers as young as 15 years old. The announcement comes…

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An explosion caused by a gas leak at a Mexico City maternity and children’s hospital killed two people and injured dozens more, according to the Borough Chief of Cuajimalpa, where the hospital is located. Borough Chief Adrián Rubalcava confirmed the two deaths on Twitter, rejecting previous reports that seven had been confirmed dead. “The previously…

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The body of Veracruz journalist José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo, missing since Jan. 2, has been found on the outskirts of Medellín de Bravo, Mexico, state prosecutor Luís Angel Bravo announced on Sunday. A former police officer confessed to participating in the murder, according to Bravo, at the behest of Medellín de Bravo Mayor Omar Cruz…

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In the year since TIME magazine billed him as the savior of Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto has watched his public image unravel. This time last year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was riding a wave of international adulation—one that symbolically peaked when he appeared on the cover of TIME magazine as the man poised…

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Below is a full transcript of President Obama’s speech on Cuba. A video of the speech can be found following the transcript. OBAMA: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will…

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The U.S. and Cuba will work to normalize diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, President Obama said Wednesday, a major shift in policy that nonetheless falls short of the outright removal of the U.S. economic blockade on the island. The announcement comes after Cuba’s release of American aid contractor Alan Gross from prison,…