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     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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  • Conservatives gaining force in Brazil Congress

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With its Carnival reputation and skin-baring beach life, Brazil may look like a liberal bastion. But unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise that will shape the next…

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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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  • Wed in a lion's cage: circus queen's active at 103

    PARIS (AP) — Madame Rosa appears at the circus apartment doorway in sparkling diamonds, red lipstick and a walking frame — and sits down beside her leopard skin rug.

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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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  • New Zealand, Spain, Turkey vie for UN council

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela has taken the spotlight in this year's campaign for coveted seats on the U.N. Security Council but the hottest race is between New Zealand, Spain and Turkey whose foreign ministers are in New York this week lobbying for votes.

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  • Want to help Africa? Start with women, Melinda Gates says

    Paris (AFP) - Women are key to boosting economic growth in Africa and the developing world, Melinda Gates said Tuesday as she stopped off in Paris to press crisis-hit France to keep funding projects for women and girls.

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  • German student shot by police in Mexican state of Guerrero

    By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A German student was shot and wounded when police in southwest Mexico opened fire on the vehicle he was traveling in, authorities said on Monday, the latest violence involving security forces. The incident took place in Guerrero, the same state where…

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  • Asian stocks lower as slowdown concerns linger

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Monday, shrugging off robust Chinese trade figures as investors exited riskier assets after concerns resurfaced about the global economic outlook.

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  • Film explores obscure Spanish exile of Clash legend

    New York (AFP) - Punk legends The Clash were packing overflow crowds in the early 1980s but as his band disintegrated, Joe Strummer showed up disheveled at a bar in Granada, Spain, and no one noticed.

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  • Brazil's Neves wins key endorsement in vote battle with Rousseff

    Sao Paulo (AFP) - Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves on Sunday earned a key endorsement in his bid to defeat incumbent Dilma Rousseff -- from environmentalist candidate Marina Silva.

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