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Alleged Venezuelan Air Violation Angers Colombia

The Colombian government alleged that a Venezuelan military helicopter flew over a Colombian army base in the city of Arauca on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Colombia’s foreign ministry […] Read More >

President Porfirio Lobo To Take Office In Honduras

Honduras is ready to swear in newly elected President Porfirio Lobo after six months of politcal turmoil following the June 28 coup that forced then-president Manuel Zelaya out of office […] Read More >

Paraguayan Striker Salvador Cabañas Experiences Swelling Around Brain After Shot In Head In Mexico City

Mexican doctors said that Paraguayan soccer player, Salvador Cabañas, is in critical but stable condition after being shot in the head in a Mexico City nightclub bathroom on Monday night, […] Read More >

Paraguayan Soccer Player Salvador Cabañas Shot In Mexico

Paraguayan striker Salvador Cabañas was shot in the head Sunday night in Mexico City, according to the Guardian Newspaper. Cabañas, who plays for Club America in Mexico’s Primera Division, is […] Read More >

Venezuelan Opposition Network RCTV Goes Off Air; Refuses To Broadcast Government Messages or Register as National TV Station

Cable providers dropped the opposition channel Radio Caracas Television, better known as RCTV, after it refused to comply with Venezuelan laws requiring local television stations to periodically televise speeches by […] Read More >

Weekly News Summary: Jan. 16 – Jan. 22, 2010

TOP STORY: HAITI The earthquake in Haiti continued to dominate headlines on Latin America this week. The following list provides a sample of some of the most important developments. Little […] Read More >

U.S. Private Security Firms Head To Haiti;

Just days after Haiti was devastated by a powerful earthquake, The Nation reports that some of the same private security companies operating in Iraq and Afghanistan are preparing to set […] Read More >

Haiti Suffers Aftershock of 6.0 on Richter Scale After Devastating Earthquake; Level of Damage Unknown

After suffering a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale last week, Haiti experienced an aftershock measuring 6.1 early this morning, the New York Times reports. The aftershock terrified […] Read More >

Mexico Sends More Troops To Tijuana To Combat Drug Cartels

The Mexican government plans to send an additional 860 soldiers to the border city of Tijuana to combat the drug cartels operating within the region, according to an Associated Press […] Read More >

Center-Right Candidate Sebastián Piñera Wins Run-Off Election; Concertación Voted Out Of Presidency For First Time Since 1990

With only 60 percent of the votes counted, center-left Eduardo Frei of the Concertación coalition conceded defeat to Sebastián Piñera of the Coalición por el Cambio, bringing the right to […] Read More >