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Montevideo, December 8th 2016 - 09:47 UTC

Latin America

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2016 - 10:55 UTC

    Peruvian ex First Lady must face charges before taking job as FAO representative

    United Nations said Nadine Heredia would remain an FAO employee but she would not take her post until the corruption investigation concludes.

    The United Nations has postponed the promotion of former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia to a key post in the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, in Geneva amid a money laundering investigation. The Judicial branch of Peru ordered Heredia to return to the country within 10 days after she left for Switzerland for several days to begin her role as the FAO's Geneva director.

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  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Plane carrying Chapecoense football team crashes on approach to Medellin

    From celebration to mourning. Plane carrying Brazilian football club players crashed in Medellin...

    A Bolivian-registered airplane carrying the football players of Brazilian team Chapecoense crashed in a mountainous area as it approached Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova international airport around Monday midnight, local time. The team was due to play the first leg of the South American Cup (the second most important club continental competition) final against Libertadores Cup holders Atlético Nacional on Wednesday. Five survivors out of 81 people on board have been reported.

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  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 09:47 UTC

    No music to mark American Airlines landing in Havana

    American Airlines flight #17 nonstop from Miami to Havana was of historical importance

    Passengers from Miami, wearing straw hats provided by American Airlines with the word “Cuba” on the back, were greeted with welcome signs in various languages, but no music as the first scheduled commercial flight from the US to Havana in more than 50 years landed Monday to the applause of passengers and a water-spraying salute from firetrucks.

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  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 12:51 UTC

    Bolivia sells 14% more airplane tickets

    Boliviana de Aviacion's expansion accounts for more Bolivians chosing to travel by air

    Passenger air traffic in Bolivia has increased from 1,859,456 to 2,121,437 between January and August, 2016, compared to the same part of 2015, the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) reported, which means a 14 % increase.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

    Reactions to Fidel Castro's legacy: as controversial as in life

    Ban Ki-moon: His revolutionary ideals left few indifferent.

    World reactions to the death of the Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro who ruled the island for half a century have been as controversial as his life and influence in world affairs. “His revolutionary ideals left few indifferent”, Ban Ki-moon was quoted, and Pope Francis was more diplomatic and referred to the sad news and promised prayers to Cuba's patron Virgin.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:40 UTC

    Malvinas Argentine sovereignty was always promoted by Fidel Castro

    “I was defending the Malvinas claim since 1948. Over sixty years ago, as a university student I started to defend the Malvinas cause” confessed Fidel Castro

    Despite the political changes experienced by Argentina during the XXth century, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro always supported Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in international forae and in public statements, it has been recalled in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

    Fifth Dakar Rally in South America: 9.000kms in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina

    The rally will be run this coming January 2-14 in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina over nearly 9.000kms of roads, tracks and dunes, with a stay at high-altitude

    The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled this week at a ceremony in Paris. With the addition of Paraguay, the Dakar will visit the 29th country in its history and the 5th on the South American continent, but as Paraguay makes its entry into the race program Chile makes its exit.

  • Sunday, November 27th 2016 - 11:49 UTC

    At least nine dead in Costa Rica after Hurricane Otto

    Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis was quick to announce “Deceased: zero”; then he needed to rephrase: “Nine casualtires”.

    Hurricane Otto finally made its way through Central American and onto the Pacific Ocean Friday leaving at least nine people dead in Costa Rica in villages of The northern part of the country, bordering Nicaragua, where some 7,000 villagers had to me moved into shelters.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2016 - 09:52 UTC

    Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90; hero and bastard, revolutionary and dictator

    Castro’s revolutionary spirit had beginnings from when he was a law student at the University of Havana. It was there that his interest in politics began.

    Fidel Castro, the fiery communist politician and Cuban revolutionary who led his country for almost half a century, has died. His health had been deteriorating since 2006, when he suffered from intestinal bleeding. He was 90 years old.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 16:26 UTC

    Peru foresees great economic expansion for 2017

    Peru's Economy and Finance Minister Alfredo Thorne

    Peru's Economy and Finance Minister Alfredo Thorne said Thursday his country is set to record a growth of 4.8% as next year's budget was passed. Private investment in areas such as infrastructure will be the key.