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16 Die in Peru as Bus Plunges into Ravine, 7 Injured

A bus plunged into a ravine in northwestern Peru, leaving 16 dead and seven injured, highway police told local media. The vehicle tumbled 200 meters (655 feet) down a hillside Friday near continue reading »

As Suspected- Chavez Confirms Tumor was Malignant

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he will undergo more radiation therapy after confirming that the tumor that was removed from his body on Feb. 26 in Havana was a "recurrence" of the cancer he was diagnosed with last June. continue reading »

President Chavez Twitter Message “I send You All My Supreme Love! We Will Live and We Will Win!”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has vowed an October election victory, in his first public comment after surgery in Cuba this week to remove a pelvic lesion. continue reading »

Brazil to Host UN World Environment Day in June

Brazil will be the host of World Environment Day (WED) in June, which aims to emphasize how individual actions can have an exponential impact on the planet and help reduce pollution, the United Nations announced today. continue reading »

Sen. Robert Menendez to Hold Hearings on Iran’s Influence in Latin America

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, will hold a hearing to examine the implications continue reading »

Former Brazil President Readmitted to Hospital

Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been in treatment for cancer of the larynx since last October, suffered a dehydration episode and had to be taken to a hospital in Sao Paulo, his advisers said. continue reading »

Venezuela Receives Last 14 Tons of Its Gold - Repatriation Complete

The Venezuelan government received the last 14 tons of gold of a total of 160 tons that were deposited in banks in other countries continue reading »

Chavez to Close Miami Consulate After Diplomat’s Expulsion from US

Venezuela will respond to the U.S. expulsion of its consul in Miami by closing - at least temporarily - its consulate in the Florida city, President Hugo Chavez said Friday. "Foreign Minister Nicolas (Maduro) has recommended to close the consulate, well, we'll close it then," the socialist leader said while offering his annual state of the union report to Venezuela's National Assembly. continue reading »

Guatemala Congressman Killed as Inauguration Nears

Congressman Oscar Valentin Leal and his brother were murdered here Friday on the eve of retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina's inauguration as Guatemala's president. The slain lawmaker won re-election in September on the ticket of the Lider party, but had decided Thursday to switch his allegiance to Perez Molina's rightist Patriot Party, the president-elect said. continue reading »

Chile Believes an Integrated Power Grid Could be in Latin America’s Future

President Sebastian Piñera said his government's efforts to promote a more transparent and competitive electricity market will make it possible for Chile to connect its power grid with those of other Latin American countries. continue reading »