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Media worker slain in Venezuela


November 27th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) A non-journalist of the Efe news agency has been gunned down in front of its office in the Venezuelan capital Caracas.Edgar Rangel, 49, was shot three ... Read more...

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Madrid apologises for remarks about rival Rio


October 1st, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 1 (DPA) The Madrid bid team for the 2016 Olympics has apologised for disrespectful remarks against rivals Rio de Janeiro. "We want to apologise to Rio," Madrid bid CEO Mercedes Coghen ... Read more...

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Prison violence in Mexico leaves 20 injured


March 8th, 2009 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), March 8 (IANS) More than 20 inmates were injured, one seriously, following a riot in a jail in southern Mexico Saturday, EFE news agency reported. The incident occurred in a municipal ... Read more...

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FARC rebels kill 18 in Colombia


February 10th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 10 (IANS) At least 18 people have been killed by leftist rebels in a settlement in Colombia, EFE news agency reported Tuesday.According to the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels confusing people, says President Uribe


February 8th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 8 (IANS) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has said the leftist guerrillas of the country are "confusing" people by "shedding blood but talking of peace", EFE news agency reported Sunday. "Let's not ... Read more...

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Obama’s policies losing virginity: Fidel Castro


February 7th, 2009 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 7 (IANS) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has criticised US President Barack Obama saying his "politics is losing virginity", the EFE news agency reported Saturday. "Sooner rather than later, Obama's politics ... Read more...

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Spain says ‘open’ to accepting Guantanamo detainees


February 6th, 2009 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 6 (IANS) Spain has expressed its willingness to consider accepting detainees of the controversial US military camp in Guantanamo, Cuba, on a case-by-case basis within the context of a European ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels release another politician hostage


February 6th, 2009 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Cali (Colombia), Feb 6 (IANS) The leftist guerrillas of Colombia have released a former legislator they had taken hostage in 2002, the EFE news agency reported Friday.Sigifredo Lopez, a former regional legislator ... Read more...

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More than 20 killed in Colombia bus crash


February 4th, 2009 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 4 (IANS) More than 20 people have been killed and four injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a ravine in northwestern Colombia, the EFE news agency ... Read more...

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Cuba urges US to act fast in improving relations


January 24th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 24 (IANS) Cuba has urged the new US administration of President Barack Obama to act fast towards improving relations between Washington and Havana, EFE news agency reported Saturday."We are ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro hails Obama’s ‘honesty’


January 23rd, 2009 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 23 (IANS) Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has called new US President Barack Obama a "honest" person with good intentions, but expressed doubt whether he could transform those into ... Read more...

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Raul Castro calls Obama ‘a good man’, wishes him luck


January 22nd, 2009 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 22 (IANS) Cuba's President Raul Castro Wednesday said US President Barack Obama "seems to be a good man" and offered him best of luck, EFE news agency reported."He seems like ... Read more...

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Search on for 10 missing Haitians in Caribbean


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
San Juan (Puerto Rico), Jan 21 (IANS) The US Coast Guard has launched a massive search operation for 10 missing Haitians whose boat capsized in the Caribbean Sea Monday, the EFE news ... Read more...

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Spanish PM sees ascent of Obama as opportunity for peace


January 21st, 2009 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 21 (IANS) The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the US "opens an opportunity that we will not squander," Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has ... Read more...

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25 drug cartel members held in Colombia


January 20th, 2009 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 20 (IANS) Twenty-five suspected members of a notorious drug cartel have been arrestd in raids on several places across northwestern Colombia, the police have said.National Police Director General Oscar Naranjo ... Read more...

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Lula urges US to chart new course in Latin America


January 17th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Machiques (Venezuela), Jan 17 (IANS) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has called on US president-elect Barack Obama to chart a new course of relations with Latin America, EFE news agency ... Read more...

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Big names of Latin music to join Obama celebrations


January 17th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The biggest names in Latin music like Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Lila Downs and Don Omar will be part of one of the events ... Read more...

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Young Cubans not interested in getting jobs


January 14th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 14 (IANS) Getting a job has dropped to fifth place in the ambitions of young Cubans, according to a report by the Granma, the official daily of Cuba's Communist Party, ... Read more...

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Drug trade destroying forests in Peru: minister


December 29th, 2008 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 29 (IANS) Drug traffickers have destroyed nearly two million hectares of forests in Peru in order to grow coca, the raw material for cocaine, EFE news agency reported Monday, quoting ... Read more...

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Five killed as tear gas grenade explodes in Peru disco


December 26th, 2008 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 26 (IANS) Five people have died of suffocation after a tear gas grenade was detonated at a disco in the southern Peruvian city of Juliaca, near the border with Bolivia, ... Read more...

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Eight bodies stuffed in trash bags found in Mexico


December 25th, 2008 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), Dec 25 (IANS) Police in southern Mexican state of Chiapas have found eight bodies stuffed in plastic garbage bags and dumped on a rural road near ... Read more...

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Bid to assassinate Bolivian president foiled


December 23rd, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 23 (IANS) Bolivian intelligence officials have foiled a plot by right-wing extremists to assassinate President Evo Morales, the EFE news agency reported Tuesday.Interior Minister Alfredo Rada told a press ... Read more...

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Mexican Army captures 15 drug cartel members


December 21st, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Dec 21 (IANS) Mexican Army troops have arrested 15 members of the dreaded Sinaloa drug cartel in northen Mexico, the EFE news agency reported Sunday.According to officials, the arrests were ... Read more...

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Two Venezuelans jailed for plotting to blow up US embassy


December 21st, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Dec 21 (IANS) A Venezuelan court has sentenced two people to 10 years in prison for planting explosives near the US embassy in Caracas in 2006 that failed to explode, the ... Read more...

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US should explore Cuba’s prisoner swap offer: Lula


December 20th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 20 (IANS) Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has called on Washington to consider Havana's offer to trade jailed dissidents for the five Cuban intelligence agents serving prison terms ... Read more...

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Man linked to Madrid train bombings sentenced in Morocco


December 19th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat, Dec 19 (IANS) An appeals court in Morocco has sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for his involvement in the 2004 train bombings in the Spanish capital Madrid, EFE ... Read more...

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Spain will not negotiate with ETA again: Minister


December 14th, 2008 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Cadiz (Spain), Dec 14 (IANS) Spain's Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba Saturday said that talks with the Basque terrorist group ETA are over and the government will not renewed it again."At this ... Read more...

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Cuban dissidents denounce arrests, will commemorate UN rights day


December 10th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 10 (IANS) Cuban dissident groups have denounced the arrests of at least 20 activists on the eve of the UN human rights day Wednesday and said they would not change ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Guatemalan prison riot


November 23rd, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala, Nov 23 (IANS) At least seven inmates of a jail in eastern Guatemala were killed, five of them decapitated and burned, and 10 critically injured when rival groups clashed in one ... Read more...

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Colombia and Canada sign free-trade pact


November 23rd, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 23 (IANS) Colombia and Canada have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) guaranteeing workers' rights and environmental protection in the two countries, Spain's EFE news agency reported Sunday.The FTA was ... Read more...

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Volcano eruption in Colombia kills 10


November 23rd, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 10 people have been killed and many injured in the eruption of Nevado del Huila volcano in Columbia, EFE news agency reported Sunday.Interior and Justice Minister ... Read more...

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Explosion in Nicaraguan ship kills five


November 20th, 2008 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Nov 20 (IANS) At least five people have been killed and 30 injured in an explosion on board a Nicaraguan-flagged vessel in the port of Manta in western Ecuador, EFE ... Read more...

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Nine killed in drug related violence in Mexico


November 17th, 2008 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Tijuana (Mexico), Nov 17 (IANS) At least nine people have been killed in suspected drug related crimes over the past two days in northwestern Mexico, EFE news agency reported, citing officials.According to ... Read more...

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Hurricane Paloma weakens over Cuba


November 10th, 2008 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Nov 10 (IANS) Tropical Storm Paloma was downgraded to a depression with winds of 35 miles per hour as it was moving away from central Cuba overnight, the EFE news agency ... Read more...

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Hurricane Paloma hits Cuba


November 9th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Nov 9 (IANS) Hurricane Paloma with wind speed of 195 km an hour hit the central Cuban province of Camaguey late Saturday, EFE news agency reported.Cuban weather office said Paloma ... Read more...

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