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Venezuela And Russia Partner To Develop Oil Field In Orinoco Region

Today in Latin America Top Story — Russia signed a deal with Venezuela to jointly develop an oil field in the country’s Orinoco River region, according to Business Week. Work […] Read More >

Dominican Republic Innaugurates New Constitution; Children of Haitian Immigrants Will Not Be Considered Dominican Nationals

The Dominican Republic’s new constitution went into effect last week, reports Dominican daily Listín Diario. Article 18 of the document defines Dominican nationals as “the children of Dominican parents,” a […] Read More >

Paraguayan Soccer Star Cabañas Regains Consciousness

Paraguayan soccer player Salavdor Cabañas regained consciousness and spoke to his family for the first time since he was shot in the head last Monday in a Mexico City bar, […] Read More >

Latin America Weekly News Summary: Jan. 23 – Jan. 29, 2010

North America Mexico Federal prosecutors in Mexico City announced Wednesday that they will advocate to overturn the city’s new gay marriage law on grounds that it violates the constitution, the […] Read More >

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 >