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Britain threatening to take Assange by force: Ecuador


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador said Wednesday that the British government has raised the possibility of forcibly removing Julian Assange from the Andean nation's embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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Spain seeks stronger trade ties with Brazil


May 18th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil.On his first visit to ... Read more...

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Argentina to nationalize Spanish-controlled oil company


April 17th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 17 (IANS/EFE) President Cristina Fernandez announced Monday the immediate takeover of YPF, a unit of Spanish oil major Repsol, and said she will ask the Argentine Congress ... Read more...

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Roberto Duran bio-pic to begin filming in June


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 3 (IANS/EFE) The film "Hands of Stone", which tells the story of former boxing world champion Roberto Duran, will begin filming June 4 in Puerto Rico, one ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin would like to have a daughter


June 10th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 10 (IANS/EFE) Singer Ricky Martin - who is already the father of twin boys - says he would like to have a daughter."As I have the two ... Read more...

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India unsure of identity of Pakistani held in Chile (Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Indian authorities are not sure if the Pakistani man detained in Chile is Abdul Rauf, one of the key conspirators of 1999 Indian Airlines IC-814 ... Read more...

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One of last survivors of indenture system dies in Rotterdam


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) One of the last survivors of the Indian indenture system in the Latin American country of Suriname is no more. Ninety-eight-year-old Goeroepersad Girbaran died in ... Read more...

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Spain detains two Colombians suspected of 200 killings


September 14th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), Sep 14 (DPA) Spanish police have captured two Colombian suspected hitmen wanted for involvement in more than 200 killings, police said Tuesday. The suspects, who were also charged with abductions and ... Read more...

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IOC says many countries interested in hosting Youth Olympics


August 21st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 21 (DPA) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Director Gilbert Felli Saturday said 17 or 18 countries had expressed their interest in hosting future Youth Olympic Games. Amongst them was an ... Read more...

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Argentina legalises same-sex marriage


July 16th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS/EFE) Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage following a historic vote in the Senate that laid bare the country's deep political and social ... Read more...

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Elian Gonzalez Is Happy In Cuba


July 2nd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Cuba, July 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Elian Gonzalez, the castaway 16 year old from Cuba said in a recent statement that he is happy to be in the Cuban soil and ... Read more...

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Five mn Argentines look for love on web


June 29th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 29 (IANS/EFE) About five million Argentines look for a girlfriend or boyfriend through online dating services, with about 50,000 users a day, a media report said. Argentina has 22 ... Read more...

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UAE, Venezuela sign deal to avoid double taxation


June 7th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE finance ministry Monday said it has signed an agreement with Venezuela to avoid double taxation and tax evasion on income and capital. The agreement is ... Read more...

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Indian firms to increase oil production in Venezuela


May 6th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India Wednesday told Venezuela that Indian companies would be increasing production from oil fields in the Latin American country that could be sent for further processing in ... Read more...

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In Colombia, ten injured every hour from family violence


May 4th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 4 (IANS) The number of homicides increased by 16 percent last year in Colombia, the Latin American country where 10 people sustain injuries every hour in family violence, a ... Read more...

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Uruguay wants India to set up full mission at Montevideo


April 30th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Uruguay has pushed for a full Indian mission in its capital Montevideo, showcasing the Latin American country as the gateway to the region and to ... Read more...

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Russia to help Venezuela develop nuclear project


April 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Venezuela signed a landmark agreement to prepare a draft for construction of the first nuclear power plant in the Latin American country, Venezuelan President Hugo ... Read more...

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Tsunami hits Chile after 8.8-magnitude quake, toll 78(Fifth Lead)


February 27th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hours after a devastating earthquake killed at least 78 people in Chile Saturday, a massive tsunami hit the Robinson Crusoe island of the Latin American country, President ... Read more...

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Toll in Chile quake rises to 47: President (Third Lead)


February 27th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in a powerful earthquake which struck Chile Saturday has risen to 47, the country's President Michelle Bachelet said. The 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit the Latin American country ... Read more...

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Virginia businessman pleads guilty on Panamanian maritime contract bribe case


February 11th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – A Virginia businessman pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to pay bribes to former Panamanian government officials on Wednesday, the FBI’s Washington Field Office announced.John ... Read more...

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Argentines are Latin America’s biggest smokers


December 14th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (EFE) Argentina tops the list of countries that smoke the most in Latin America, consuming 1,014 cigarettes annually for every inhabitant over age 15, media reports said Sunday, ... Read more...

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Cuba, Venezuela sign joint projects worth over $3 bn


December 13th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 13 (RIA Novosti) Venezuela and Cuba have signed agreements on 285 joint projects totalling about $3.16 billion at the summit of a regional trade bloc in Havana. Speaking after the signing ... Read more...

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New collection has works from forgotten Latin American writers


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Dec 3 (EFE) A new collection being put out by Barcelona-based publishing house Barataria will put the spotlight on precursors of the 1960s and 1970s "Latin American boom", among them Chileans ... Read more...

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Honduras interim President Micheletti asks Zelaya to buckle up


September 29th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tegucigalpa, Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Honduras interim President Micheletti is sparing no efforts to keep his presidency, which he attained in a coup.A defiant Roberto Micheletti said in an interview with ... Read more...

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Russia, Venezuela sign package of oil deals


September 10th, 2009 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (RIA Novosti) Russia and Venezuela signed Thursday a package of deals, including one to develop the Latin American country's Orinoco oil belt, with estimated reserves of 235 billion barrels ... Read more...

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Maneka seeks ban on using animals for lab experiments


August 19th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Animal rights activist and MP Maneka Gandhi has written a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico seeking a prohibition on importing monkeys to that country from ... Read more...

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Fujimori sentenced to 7.5 years for corruption


July 21st, 2009 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 21 (Xinhua) Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori has been sentenced to 7.5 years of imprisonment for financial fraud and corruption. The Special Penal Council of Peru's Supreme Court Monday convicted Fujimori ... Read more...

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Nucleus Software enters Mexican market


June 16th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Nucleus Software Exports Ltd has tied up with Mexican consulting and distribution firm Praxis to market its software products in the Latin American country, the leading IT products ... Read more...

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Mexican economy shrinks 8.2 percent in first quarter


May 21st, 2009 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 21 (EFE) Mexico's gross domestic product fell 8.2 percent during the first quarter compared with the same period last year, the country's statistics agency INEGI said Wednesday. As recently ... Read more...

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Mexico doesn’t know origin of swine flu virus


April 30th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 30 (EFE) The origin of the swine flu outbreak provisionally blamed for 159 deaths in Mexico could be either Asia or the US, the chief epidemiologist of the Latin ... Read more...

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13 soldiers killed in Peru guerrilla ambush


April 13th, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 12 (EFE) Thirteen troopers in Peru have been killed by a rebel guerrilla group, Defence Minister Antero Flores-Araoz said Sunday. According to the minister, the Shining Path guerrillas ambushed two army ... Read more...

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Avesthagen forms joint venture with Chilean firm


March 20th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Bangalore-based biotech company Avesthagen Ltd has signed a joint venture agreement with Uxmal SA of Chile to promote research and development (R&D) of bioactives, a top official said ... Read more...

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India-Chile trade can reach $5 bn by 2014: CII


March 15th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The bilateral trade between India and Chile can reach $5 billion by 2014 from $2.1 billion last fiscal, according to an industry lobby report released Sunday. The Confederation ... Read more...

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Sarkozy hails Mexico’s fight against organised crime


March 10th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 10 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Monday hailed Mexico's battle against powerful drug cartels during his first official visit to the Latin American country, EFE news agency reported. "I'd like ... Read more...

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Cuba offers itself as Bollywood shooting destination


February 17th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Cuba is serenading Bollywood's bigwigs to use the Latin American country for shooting Bollywood films, the Cuban ambassador to India Tuesday said. In Goa to inaugurate ... Read more...

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