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Rafael Correa Sworn In For Another Term as President of Ecuador

Left-leaning economist Rafael Correa took the oath of office Friday for what he says will be his final term as president of Ecuador. The 50-year-old Correa, who became head of state in 2007, convened an early election in 2009 under the new constitution he promoted. continue reading »

UPDATE: Body of Kidnapped Radio Journalist Found in Honduras

The body of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, who was kidnapped last week, was found in the southern section of Tegucigalpa, Honduran Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla said. Villatoro's remains were found Tuesday and taken to the coroner's office, Security Ministry spokesman Hector Ivan Mejia said. continue reading »

Honduran Radio Journalist Kidnapped On Way to Work

Honduran police have enlisted the help of foreign investigators who happened to be here for a conference in the search for a radio journalist kidnapped early Wednesday, the office of President Porfirio Lobo said in a statement. continue reading »

Peru’s New Amazon Road Could Threaten Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

Peru’s Congress is about to approve a highly controversial road that will divide the Madre de Dios Reserve, where at least two uncontacted tribes live. continue reading »

Young Mexican Girl Granted Asylum in US After Mother and Grandmother Killed

A 4-year-old Mexican girl whose mother and grandmother were murdered south of the border has received asylum in the United States, her uncle said Friday. continue reading »

Female Journalists Facing Greater Danger in Mexico

Female journalists are increasingly becoming victims of violence associated with organized crime and corruption in Mexico, where more than 75 media workers have been killed since 2000. continue reading »

Brazilian Government Facing Criticism in Delay of Truth Commission Appointments

Members of the Human Rights Committee of Brazil's lower house criticized President Dilma Rousseff's administration on Thursday for delays in setting up a truth commission to examine acts of repression between 1946 and 1988. 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 »

War-Torn Guatemalan Family Reunited After 25 yrs

A Maya family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war. The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with the help of the International Red Cross, brought Antonio Morales Bartolome together with his parents and daughter, from whom he and his wife were separated in 1987. continue reading »

Up Close One Year Later: Startling New Photos of Brazil Uncontacted Indians Released

Survival International has released close-up pictures of uncontacted Indians, exactly a year after aerial photos from Brazil astonished the world. The new photographs taken in south-east Peru show an uncontacted family from the Mashco Piro. continue reading »

Thousands Demand Food, Jobs in Mexico City

Thousands of peasants, workers, university students and unemployed people took to the streets of Mexico City to demand that the government provide more resources to farmers, guarantee the provision of food and boost job creation. The protesters also called for economic and political changes to improve Mexicans' lives, as well as for action to fight crime. 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 »

Paranoid Much? Evo Morales, While in U.S., Fears Govt Will Plant Drugs on His Presidential Plane

The Bolivian president fears the Obama Administration may plant cocaine in Bolivia’s Air Force 1 and accuse him of trafficking! Morales is attending a United Nations meeting in New York later today, but a continue reading »