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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana

Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Uruguay has become the first nation to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana after the country's Senate gave final approval to the legislation.
Cuba closes privately owned movie theaters, video arcades

Cuba closes privately owned movie theaters, video arcades Sun, 03 Nov, 2013

Cuba closed dozens of home-based movie theaters on Saturday and reaffirmed its plans to end the private sale of imported goods as communist authorities pressed for "order, discipline and obedience" in the growing small business sector.
Argentina's president to undergo surgery for brain hematoma

Argentina's president to undergo surgery for brain hematoma Mon, 07 Oct, 2013

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner is to undergo surgery Tuesday for complications related to a head injury, amid uncertainty over who is in charge while she recuperates.
US expels 3 Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat row

US expels 3 Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat row Wed, 02 Oct, 2013

The US has expelled Venezuela's charge d'affaires in Washington and two other diplomats in reprisal for the expulsion of three American diplomats from Caracas, both countries said late on Tuesday.
Venezuela's Maduro expels US diplomats over 'sabotage'

Venezuela's Maduro expels US diplomats over 'sabotage' Tue, 01 Oct, 2013

President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday the expulsion of the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and two other embassy officials, alleging they conspired with ‘‘the extreme right’’ to sabotage the economy and power grid.

Dominican Republic strips thousands' citizenship Sat, 28 Sep, 2013

The Dominican Republic's top court on Thursday stripped citizenship from thousands of people born to migrants who came illegally, a category that overwhelmingly includes Haitians brought in to work on farms.
Peru overtakes Colombia as world's top coca leaf grower

Peru overtakes Colombia as world's top coca leaf grower Tue, 24 Sep, 2013

Peru was the world's top coca grower in 2012, even though the area under cultivation shrank for the first time in seven years, a UN report said Tuesday.
At least 16 dead in Venezuela prison clash

At least 16 dead in Venezuela prison clash Wed, 18 Sep, 2013

At least 16 people were killed in violent clashes between inmates at a Venezuelan prison, authorities and a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday. 
Brazil president postpones US trip over spying allegations

Brazil president postpones US trip over spying allegations Tue, 17 Sep, 2013

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to the White House on October 23 out of concerns about US surveillance programs, the White House said on Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Ingrid lashes Mexico's Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Ingrid lashes Mexico's Gulf Coast Sun, 15 Sep, 2013

Hurricane Ingrid strengthened on Saturday night off Mexico's Gulf coast, dumping heavy rain across central and eastern Mexico and causing thousands to seek emergency shelters as river levels climbed. 
Argentina: 19-year-old 'super-hacker' arrested for elaborate online scams worth $50,000 a month

Argentina: 19-year-old 'super-hacker' arrested for elaborate online scams worth $50,000 a month Sat, 14 Sep, 2013

A 19-year-old Argentine has been arrested on charges of hacking into online gambling pages and international money transfer sites, authorities said Friday.
Canadian woman arrested in Colombia for smuggling drugs in fake pregnant belly

Canadian woman arrested in Colombia for smuggling drugs in fake pregnant belly Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

A Canadian woman who used a fake pregnant stomach to smuggle two kilograms of cocaine has been arrested Wednesday at Bogota airport by Colombian police.

At least 43 dead in Guatemala bus crash Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

At least 43 people have been killed and 40 others injured after a bus carrying scores of passengers plunged down a steep cliff in western Guatemala.
Brazil summons US ambassador over spying allegations

Brazil summons US ambassador over spying allegations Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

The US ambassador to Brazil was summoned by authorities Monday over new allegations that the US National Security Agency spied on President Dilma Rousseff, an official said.
US reportedly spied on Brazil, Mexico presidents

US reportedly spied on Brazil, Mexico presidents Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

The US National Security Agency spied on communications between the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, accessing the Mexico leader's emails before he was elected, Brazil's Globo television reported.
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