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Mexico: Mayor-elect shot dead
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexico: Mayor-elect shot dead

Aug 13th 2012, 5:12 PM 6,337 Views 22 Comments

Edgar Morales Perez was elected as mayor-elect of the city of Matehuala on 1 July.

WikiLeaks founder Assange seeks Ecuador asylum
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Assange seeks Ecuador asylum

Jun 20th 2012, 8:30 AM 2,290 Views 69 Comments

Julian Assange yesterday walked into Ecuador’s embassy in London and applied for political asylum in a sensational bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.

It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of capybaras from around the world
# Capybara Friday
From The Daily Edge
# Capybara Friday

It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of capybaras from around the world

Apr 20th 2012, 2:51 PM 4,046 Views 10 Comments

What do you mean you’ve never heard of them?

Family of Michael Dwyer pressures EU to find answers over killing
# Bolivia
# Bolivia

Family of Michael Dwyer pressures EU to find answers over killing

Apr 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,980 Views 5 Comments

The family of an Irish man killed by Bolivian state police in 2009 is travelling to the European Parliament today, seeking to secure information about his death.

Farc rebels release ten hostages held for at least 12 years
# FARC
# FARC

Farc rebels release ten hostages held for at least 12 years

Apr 3rd 2012, 8:00 AM 1,933 Views 5 Comments

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos praised the release of captives, but called the move “insufficient” to merit a peace dialogue.

WATCH: Neymar does his best Lionel Messi impression
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

WATCH: Neymar does his best Lionel Messi impression

Mar 9th 2012, 6:20 PM 1,286 Views 0 Comments

The striker has been up to his old tricks again, as he looks to outdo his Argentinian counterpart.

Interpol website hacked after arrest of 25 suspected Anonymous members
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Interpol website hacked after arrest of 25 suspected Anonymous members

Feb 29th 2012, 9:39 AM 2,426 Views 15 Comments

Those arrested – aged between 17 and 25 – are suspected of planning cyber-attacks against several South American and European institutions. Interpol’s website went down following news of the arrests.

International friendly wrap: wins for Brazil, Serbia
# World In Motion
From The42
# World In Motion

International friendly wrap: wins for Brazil, Serbia

Feb 28th 2012, 10:38 PM 415 Views 0 Comments

The Samba Boys left it late to see off Bosnia in St Gallen.

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

Feb 26th 2012, 9:07 AM 895 Views 0 Comments

Do yourself a favour and check this lot out.

Brazilian bikinis get bigger to fit expanding waistlines
# Itsybitsy Teenyweeny
From The Daily Edge
# Itsybitsy Teenyweeny

Brazilian bikinis get bigger to fit expanding waistlines

Jan 29th 2012, 10:07 AM 10,070 Views 17 Comments

A growing number of designers are making bigger bikinis to accommodate Brazil’s thickening waistline.

Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse
# Rio De Janeiro
# Rio De Janeiro

Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse

Jan 26th 2012, 10:07 PM 2,020 Views 0 Comments

Six people have been confirmed dead and 16 remain missing following the collapse of three high-rise buildings in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

Police investigate allegations of sexual assault on Big Brother Brazil
# Brazil
# Brazil

Police investigate allegations of sexual assault on Big Brother Brazil

Jan 18th 2012, 2:11 PM 5,485 Views 28 Comments

A contestant on Brazilian Big Brother is being questioned by police after concerns were raised that he raped a fellow contestant as she slept.

Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery
# Argentina
# Argentina

Argentine president recovering after cancer surgery

Jan 4th 2012, 6:50 PM 2,518 Views 8 Comments

Cristina Fernandez is recovering after having surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, and is cautiously expected to make a full recovery.

38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide
# Chile
# Chile

38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide

Dec 29th 2011, 10:27 PM 4,582 Views 11 Comments

The Chilean leader was found dead while defending the presidential palace in the 1973 coup in Chile, in which General Augusto Pinochet seized power.

Argentine President diagnosed with thyroid cancer
# Argentina
# Argentina

Argentine President diagnosed with thyroid cancer

Dec 28th 2011, 9:31 AM 2,674 Views 3 Comments

Cristina Fernadez is not the first South American leader to be be diagnosed cancer in recent months – Presidents Fernando Lugo of Paraguay, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil all have undergone treatments recently.

Conjoined baby girls separated in Chile
# Chile
# Chile

Conjoined baby girls separated in Chile

Dec 14th 2011, 1:53 PM 1,469 Views 2 Comments

The Chilean twins presented a particularly difficult challenge because they were born sharing many of the same internal organs and urinary system.

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest
# Blood Diamonds
# Blood Diamonds

Global Witness leaves anti-Blood Diamond group in protest

Dec 6th 2011, 10:55 AM 1,747 Views 1 Comment

The NGO said the diamond certification scheme has failed to prevent the processing of conflict diamonds in Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.

Brazil: Rio's most-wanted trafficker caught
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazil: Rio's most-wanted trafficker caught

Nov 10th 2011, 6:00 PM 668 Views 1 Comment

Notorious gang-Antonio Bonfim Lopes, known as “Nem,” is wanted on drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money laundering charges.

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC
# Lord Of War
# Lord Of War

Man behind Nicholas Cage weapons dealer role convicted of attempting to arm FARC

Nov 3rd 2011, 8:58 AM 962 Views 7 Comments

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, aka the Merchant of Death, was convicted after US agents posing as Colombian terrorists staged a $20m arms deal.

We're not the only country with a seven-way presidential election, you know
# Race For The Casa
# Race For The Casa

We're not the only country with a seven-way presidential election, you know

Oct 23rd 2011, 6:20 PM 276 Views 1 Comment

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez – the wife of her late predecessor – is set to be re-elected, boosted by a booming economy.

Mexico: Bodies hung from bridge as warning to social media users
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexico: Bodies hung from bridge as warning to social media users

Sep 15th 2011, 4:15 PM 3,226 Views 12 Comments

Mexico’s notoriously vicious drug cartels are trying to crack down on members of the public who denounce their activities online.

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution
# Car Ban
# Car Ban

Bolivia bans cars for a day to help reduce pollution

Sep 5th 2011, 3:33 PM 490 Views 6 Comments

Bolivia’s President even left the car behind and jogged to work yesterday.

6.4 quake shakes northern Argentina
# Argentina
# Argentina

6.4 quake shakes northern Argentina

Sep 2nd 2011, 6:19 PM 385 Views 0 Comments

The earthquake prompted evacuations in Buenos Aires and was felt in other populous areas – however those living at the epicentre didn’t even notice it.

Five detained over casino attack that killed 52 in Mexico
# Mexico
# Mexico

Five detained over casino attack that killed 52 in Mexico

Aug 29th 2011, 5:42 PM 140 Views 0 Comments

Five people suspected of being members of the notorious Zetas drug cartel in Mexico have been arrested over an arson attack on a casino killed 52 people earlier this week.

Juego Bonito: watch Uruguay book their place in the final thanks to Suarez brace
# Due South
From The42
# Due South

Juego Bonito: watch Uruguay book their place in the final thanks to Suarez brace

Jul 20th 2011, 11:39 AM 175 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Liverpoool striker on the double as Uruguay eye record 15th title.

Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment
# Venezuala
# Venezuala

Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela after Cuban cancer treatment

Jul 4th 2011, 4:17 PM 230 Views 2 Comments

The Venezuelan president arrives home after four weeks in Cuba, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Chavez reveals cancer battle
# Hugo Chavez
# Hugo Chavez

Chavez reveals cancer battle

Jul 1st 2011, 8:23 AM 307 Views 0 Comments

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made a statement on television last night explaining his recent absence.

Where is Hugo Chavez?
# Venezuela
# Venezuela

Where is Hugo Chavez?

Jun 26th 2011, 12:27 PM 489 Views 6 Comments

The Venezuelan president reappeared on Twitter on Friday, but he hasn’t been seen in public for two weeks after undergoing surgery in Cuba.

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

Mar 11th 2011, 10:53 AM 1,922 Views 0 Comments

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast
# Tsumani Warning
# Tsumani Warning

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast

Mar 11th 2011, 9:19 AM 2,128 Views 0 Comments

Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean have been issued with tsunami alerts.

Artist launches bid for legal rights on iconic Che Guevara image
# Che
# Che

Artist launches bid for legal rights on iconic Che Guevara image

Feb 16th 2011, 11:14 AM 3,505 Views 0 Comments

Renowned artist Irish Jim Fitzpatrick is attempting to secure royalties on the world-famous work for the first time.

Rio Carnival costumes and floats destroyed by huge blaze
# Rio Carnival
# Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival costumes and floats destroyed by huge blaze

Feb 8th 2011, 6:45 AM 1,989 Views 0 Comments

A fire has torn through some of the city’s most prominent dance schools, destroying parade costumes and floats – and causing €3 million worth of damage.

Drug trafficking suspect to appear in court
# Drugs
# Drugs

Drug trafficking suspect to appear in court

Jan 15th 2011, 10:07 AM 448 Views 0 Comments

One of two women arrested in a €1 million cocaine raid at Dublin Airport will appear in court today on drug trafficking charges.