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Hugo Chavez 'battling for his life', says VP Maduro

chavez supporterVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez is "battling for his health, for his life", his deputy Nicolas Maduro says. "Our commander is sick because he gave his life for those who don't have anything," he said on Venezuelan TV.

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Studies reveal crime’s toll on Latin American and the Caribbean economies

Crime and violence have had a dramatic impact on women, youth and the economic well-being of families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to several studies commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Chavez’s return puts death rumours to rest

CARACAS — Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez made a theatrical return from Cuba today after medical treatment, walking and joking in a first public appearance for three weeks that quashed rumours he may have been at death’s door.

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Chavez meets with Venezuelan Govt team

nicolas-maduroCaracas, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with his government team at the Military Hospital in this capital to make economic, political and social decisions for the country, Executive Vice President Nicolas Maduro said.

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Colombia Ditches Brazil at IMF as BRIC Power Estranges Neighbors

Bloomberg, October 14, 2012
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Instead of Brazil’s nine-nation constituency on the IMF’s 24-member executive board, the Andean nation will join forces with a group led by Mexico, Colombian central bank chief Jose Dario Uribe said in an Oct. 13 interview in Tokyo.

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Hugo Chavez "shared jokes and laughed" with Venezuela foreign minister in Cuba hospital visit

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's top diplomat said Monday that he shared jokes and laughed together with President Hugo Chavez during a meeting in Cuba, where the socialist leader has been recovering after cancer surgery.

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Chavez’s Last Hurrah! Says Brookings

Barclays and the respected Venezuelan pollster, Consultores 21, predicted a small but significant victory for the opponent to Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez.

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IDB to present new study on cost of crime in the region

jamaica police 400x235WASHINGTON, USA – Experts and academics will gather at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) this week to discuss new data showing the impact of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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Hugo Chávez wins Venezuelan election, securing fourth term in office

Venezuela's Hugo Chávez has once again defied his doubters by winning a new term of office in this Sunday's presidential election after what had been billed as the closest race of his political life.

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Honduras police seize $50,000 gold-plated AK-47 rifle

The signature 'Versagi' on the expensive rifle is believed to be its designer'sThe authorities in Honduras have seized a gold-plated, jewel-encrusted AK-47 assault rifle, complete with two silver magazines. The gun, estimated to be worth more than $50,000 (£30,000), is believed to belong to drug traffickers.

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Bouterse swipes at Holland, promises continued progress

PARAMARIBO, Suriname–As he spoke of the rocky road passed and the path ahead, Suriname’s President Bouterse, in his annual address to the National Assembly on Thursday, took a swipe at former colonizer The Netherlands, for its constant criticism of Suriname’s internal matters. “Suriname has a duty to defend its sovereignty against attacks from abroad.

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Chavez develops respiratory complications

Venezuela's ailing President Hugo Chavez is being treated for a respiratory deficiency after complications from a severe lung infection, the government has said.

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Spain Willing to Enhance Commercial Relations with Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Sept 28 (ACN) Spain’s ambassador to Cuba Francisco Montalban expressed in this city his government’s willingness to keep supporting the expansion of business relations between the two countries.

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Hugo Chavez in Stable General Condition

chavez_4HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 19 (ACN) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in a general stable condition, said Communications and Information minister Ernesto Villegas in a communiqué on Tuesday evening.

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President of Brazil Condemns US Blockade of Cuba in UN General Assembly

HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 25 (acn) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff condemned the 50-year long US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba during her speech at the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Chavez recouperating after successful surgery in Cuba

CARACAS, Venezuela, Friday December 14, 2012 – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to progress from stable to favorable condition and is said to be resting comfortably in a Cuban hospital after undergoing "complex" cancer surgery that took a team of top surgeons six hours to complete.

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I’m an Admirer of Fidel and the Revolution, Says Farrakhan

Louis_FarrakhanHAVANA, Cuba,(acn), Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the organization Nation of Islam in the United States, has declared himself to be an admirer of the Cuban Revolution and of its historic leader, Fidel Castro.

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Chavez undergoing surgery

chavez-RaulQUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba, Ecuador's president said Tuesday.

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Insulza says Latin America has had a Good Year

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today said that the balance of the political and economic performance of the region during the last twelve months “in general” is “positive,” speaking at the opening of the Sixteenth Annual Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) Conference, which was co-organized by the OAS and the Inter-American Dialogue.

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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he will undergo cancer surgery

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez says he will return to Cuba on Sunday for more cancer surgery, and has spoken openly for the first time of a successor.

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Mexico and Belize agree to further strengthen Security Cooperation

Belize-MexicoThe seventh meeting of the Mexico-Belize Binational Commission was held on August 30-31 in Corozal, Belize. The meeting of the Binational Commission, the most important forum for bilateral dialogue and cooperation, was chaired by the Mexican Foreign Ministry's Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ambassador Norma Pensado Moreno, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belize, Alexis Rosado.

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