Latin America News

  • Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

    By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student-teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday. The students went missing on Sept. 26 from Iguala in the…

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  • AP PHOTOS: Small Paraguay soccer team hits it big

    CAPIATA, Paraguay (AP) — They don't get much smaller than Paraguay's Deportivo Capiata — or bigger than Argentina's legendary Boca Juniors.

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  • Cuban response to Ebola outbreak helps thaw relations with US

    Havana (AFP) - Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the United States.

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  • Chilean president's landmark education reform passes first hurdle

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's landmark education reform passed its first major hurdle on Tuesday after the Lower House approved the bill and sent it on to the Senate, where a heated debate awaits. The multi-pronged reform initially seeks to put an end to profits at…

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  • Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

    By Walter Brandimarte and Alonso Soto RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday. Centrist candidate Neves…

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  • Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81

    GENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

     Thousands of protesters marched along Acapulco's famed coastal boulevard Friday demanding the safe return of 43 missing students from a rural teachers college in Guerrero state, while in Mexico City handcuffed municipal police officers suspected of involvement in their disappearance were marched…

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  • Bolivia's Morales wins reelection with 61 percent

    La Paz (AFP) - President Evo Morales swept to a third term with 61 percent of the vote, electoral officials said in confirming the result.

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  • Latin America's growing middle classes are restless

    Montevideo (AFP) - "Juan Middle Class" may be a cartoon, but the problems he faces -- expensive schools, crummy healthcare, ballooning grocery bills -- are all too real for millions of newly middle-class Latin Americans.

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  • Argentina launches its first home-built satellite

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday.

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  • Rousseff falls ill after tense Brazil debate

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff fell ill at the end of a tense and at times bitter televised debate Thursday with challenger Aecio Neves.

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  • Venezuela jubilant over UN Security Council win

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela on Thursday celebrated its new seat on the United Nations' most powerful body as a global ratification of the country's socialist revolution.

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  • Turkey fails in bid to join UN Security Council

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N.'s most powerful body on Thursday, while Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Angola and Malaysia were elected to coveted Security Council seats.

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  • Philip Morris Int'l 3Q profit falls 8 percent

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Philip Morris International's third-quarter profit dropped 8 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.

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  • Cabot Prize honors 6 journalists for LatAm work

    NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism honored six journalists Wednesday night for excellence in reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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  • Poll: Brazil presidential race remains deadlocked

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's presidential race remains deadlocked after the first debate between President Dilma Rousseff and her challenger in the runoff election.

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  • Brazil's 2 presidential hopefuls trade barbs

    SAO PAULO (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves, her challenger in a tight election contest, engaged in a bare-knuckle debate that saw the pair trade accusations of corruption and fiercely argue over who could rekindle Brazil's economy.

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