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BRAZIL: Analysts Stick to Early Prediction for Country’s Growth, 2.21%

Financial analysts are keeping their 2013 growth forecasts for the Brazilian economy at 2.21 percent, the same level as last week, the Central Bank said Monday. continue reading »

Thousands of Haitians Turned Away at Dominican Border

Thousands of Haitian immigrants are remaining on Monday on the bridge separating their country from the Dominican Republic to protest the refusal of authorities to allow them to enter this country because their documents are not in order. continue reading »

2 Million Ring in 2013 on Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

Brazil greeted the New Year with massively attended festivities in its principal cities, the standout being the celebration on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach attended by close to 2.3 million people. continue reading »

IACHR Welcomes Law Creating the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture in Argentina

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the National Congress of Argentina‚Äôs recent approval of legislation that creates the System for Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment continue reading »

Those Who Abuse Bears in Mexico Face Punishment

A campaign has been launched in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon to educate people on how to respond if they spot a bear outside its norm continue reading »

Enough is Enough: Wealthy Dominican Inmates No Longer Allowed Special Amenities

A long-standing tradition of allowing inmates in Dominican prisons to purchase special amenities has come to an end. Prior to Friday, wealthy inmates had been able to purchase air conditio continue reading »