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José Artiga
InternationalLocalTop News

Observers sought for El Salvador’s 2012 elections

Richard Jones El Hispanic News Portland, OR — A week-long vacation in El Salvador and a job as an international election observer? All in one package? As the special guest at the opening of CAUSA’s new Portland office on the second floor of the Left Bank Project (240 North Broadway), …

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Hugo Chávez
International

Venezuelans ponder life without Chávez

Jack Chang Associated Press Caracas, Venezuela (AP) — Since Hugo Chávez became Venezuela’s president more than 12 years ago, he’s been a constant presence in the lives of Rosiri de Blanco and her family. The 41-year-old mother of four has loyally watched Chávez’s weekly TV program “Hello, President” and received …

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Manuel Zelaya
InternationalTop News

Zelaya: Honduras coup was international conspiracy

Marcos Alemán Associated Press Tegucigalpa, Honduras (AP) — Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said Sunday the coup that toppled him two years ago was an international conspiracy and that some of those plotting his ouster wanted to kill him. Zelaya ended his long exile and returned to Honduras on Saturday …

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President Felipe Calderón
International

Thousands march against violence in Mexico City

Katherine Corcoran Associated Press Mexico City (AP) — An anti-violence march that began in a central state with a few hundred people and gathered thousands over a four-day trek reached Mexico’s capital Sunday, led by a poet whose son was killed by suspected drug traffickers. People poured into the main …

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Obamas greeted in El Salvador
InternationalTop News

Analysis: Obama met a more assertive neighborhood in Latin America

Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press Writer San Salvador, El Salvador (AP) — Barack Obama went to Latin America to project a new, softer image of U.S. regional influence based on common bonds. “We are all Americans,” he declared. He leaves behind nations delighted by the attention but determined to use their …

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Pres. Felipe Calderón
International

Friction evident as Mexican president visits US

Mark Stevenson Associated Press Writer Mexico City (AP) — The human and financial costs of Mexico’s drug war, diplomatic cable leaks, the influx of U.S. arms, and a wave of anti-immigration initiatives in the United States are all taking a toll on Mexico-U.S. relations that had shown steady improvement in …

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Dilma Rouseff
FeaturedInternational

Dilma Rousseff sworn in as Brazil’s new president

Bradley Brooks Associated Press Brasilia, Brazil (AP) — From torture in a dictatorship-era jail cell to the helm of Latin America’s largest nation, it’s been an unlikely political rise for President Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist rebel turned career technocrat who claimed Brazil’s seat of power Jan. 1. In becoming …

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Hugo Chavez
InternationalTop News

Hugo Chávez seeks power to rule by decree for 1 year

Fabiola Sánchez Associated Press Caracas, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on Tuesday asked congress to grant him special powers to enact laws by decree for one year, just before a new legislature takes office with a larger contingent of opposition lawmakers. The measure would give the president the …

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