Latin America

By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 6th, 2013
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A former chief of the navy in Guinea-Bissau in western Africa appeared in a New York City courtroom on Friday to face charges regarding cocaine trafficking, according to a drug enforcement official, Ronald Kubisty. Rear Admiral Jose Americo Bubo Na Tchuto was flown to New York City after he was detai...
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Mar 15th, 2013
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Csmonitor Catholics praised the selection of Pope Francis, saying that his roots in the Southern Hemisphere could mean more attention to issues of poverty and underdevelopment. Nairobi, Kenya Catholics in Africa have greeted the election of the first Latin American pope with hope, saying his experien...
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Mar 10th, 2013
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By Salim Lamrani – Opera Mundi President Hugo Chavez, who died on March 5, 2013 of cancer at age 58, marked forever the history of Venezuela and Latin America. 1. Never in the history of Latin America, has a political leader had such incontestable democratic legitimacy. Since coming to power in...
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Mar 10th, 2013
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Venezuelan soldiers brace against protective fences as supporters wait in line to pay last respects to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez outside the Military Academy in Carlatimesacas. (Leo Ramirez / AFP / March 7, 2013) latimes The news of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez‘s death this ...
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Mar 6th, 2013
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By  RIA Novosti The death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez from cancer may have been part of a plot by the United States to infect its enemies in Latin America with the disease, the leader of Russia’s Communist party, Gennady Zyuganov, speculated on Wednesday. “How did it happen that six leaders of L...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 21st, 2012
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By Girma Feyisa, opinion Urbanisation and its incessant expansion have become both curses and blessings in many developing countries of the world, not least our fair nation. They are curses because they attract influx of the people from the rural areas and the hinterlands of the country, causing heav...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 12th, 2012
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(AP)   Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s taciturn, ironfisted ruler, passed away after 21 years of increasingly autocratic rule, leaving the country and its global allies at an interesting and rare crossroads: Will the country continue along its current path of political authoritarianism and its extensiv...
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Oct 7th, 2012
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By Adrian Salbuchi This Sunday’s elections will pit incumbent President Hugo Chávez Frías against neoliberal pro-US opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski. Opinion polls vary widely both ways, proof it will be a head-to-head race. ­This election is not only of vital importance to Venezuela, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 3rd, 2012
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The roasted chickens had an unusual stuffing – $150,000 worth of cocaine, according to Nigerian police. A Nigerian mechanic who struggled in Brazil for more than six years had hoped the drugs would buy him a life of luxury in his native land, Nigerian authorities said Monday. “This was li...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 1st, 2012
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Nil NIKANDROV It was clear a priori that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s decision to nationalize 51% of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF) in which Spain’s flagship oil producer Repsol owned a majority stake would trigger an avalanche of condemnations in the West. The step was annou...