Venezuelan mayor arrested by secret police for inciting anti-government protests

Venezuelan mayor arrested by secret police for inciting anti-government protests

March 20 (UPI) -- Venezuelan secret police arrested San Cristobal Mayor Daniel Ceballos on Wednesday in continued crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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Havana summit calls for independent Puerto Rico

HAVANA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Latin American states arrayed in opposition to U.S. influence in the region want an independent Puerto Rico to formalize its membership of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.

Butcher admits to chopping up girlfriend, feeding to vultures

CIFUENTES, Spain, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A butcher allegedly admitted to killing his pregnant girlfriend, chopping up her body and feeding it to vultures, Spanish media reported.

Venezuela's Maduro gets tough on dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is getting tougher on what remains of political opposition in the Latin American amid signs of a revival of populist Bolivarian revolution.
Bolivians unhappy with Morales seeking third term

Bolivians unhappy with Morales seeking third term

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 21 (UPI) -- Bolivians are beginning to voice disquiet over the way President Evo Morales is preparing to prolong his rule through constitutional devices that will likely enable him to seek re-election for a third term.
'Breaking Bad' being adapted for Latin American audiences

'Breaking Bad' being adapted for Latin American audiences

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures Television and Teleset say they are working on a small-screen adaptation of the hit U.S. drama "Breaking Bad" for Latin American audiences.

More than 26,000 missing in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Mexican government says 26,121 people have disappeared in the past six years amid a surge in violence as the country cracked down on drug cartels.

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Report: Authorities 'disappear' Mexicans

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Security forces in Mexico have participated in the disappearances of hundreds of people from 2006-12, Human Rights Watch said.
Arrest warrant issued for former president

Arrest warrant issued for former president

MANILA, Philippines, March 13 (UPI) -- A Philippine court issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, her husband Jose Miguel and two former government officials.
Former Philippine president Arroyo has surgery

Former Philippine president Arroyo has surgery

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was recovering from surgery to remove an infected cervical spine implant, officials said.

Argentine healthcare failing women?

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Women in Argentina face a "lottery" when they seek access to contraception and sterilization, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Group calls for probe into Jamaican raid

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 4 (UPI) -- Jamaica must hold an independent investigation of killings by police and soldiers during a drug operation in Kingston, a rights group said Friday.

Crisis forces OAS leader to cancel speech

MIAMI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The crisis in Honduras forced the head of the Organization of American States to cancel his appearance at the Americas Conference in Florida, officials said.
Zelaya returns to Honduras

Zelaya returns to Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya says he returned to the country Monday for the first time since his June 28 arrest and deportation.
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Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General for the Organization of American States, participates in a seminar titled, "Corporate Democracy Seminar: The Role of the Private Sector and Other Actions in Supporting Democracy," hosted by the Organization of American States in Washington, April 18, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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