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Countdown begins for Raúl Castro’s retirement next year

A year from now — on February 24 — something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency.

Protests over Morales expose divisions among Bolivians

Some fear Evo Morales will try to seek a fourth, unconstitutional presidential term in 2019, after a referendum on changing the constitution to enable President Evo Morales to seek a fourth re-election, where the "No" vote won by a small margin

Colombia rebels to start disarmament

Colombia's FARC rebels should have all their weapons turned over by June after almost 7000 of them reached demobilisation zones across the country.

Comedy to stand up against Trump

From SNL to John Oliver comedians in the US are using their shows to criticize the government. 

The effects of teleworking

A report by the International Labour Organization found teleworking may seem easier but could disrupt people’s work-life balance.

Delay in releasing electoral results triggers turmoil in Ecuador

Tension mounted as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day on Tuesday, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations

UN suggests pushing back date for FARC to lay down Its arms

The head of the UN mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault, proposed Saturday that a later date be set for the FARC to hand over its arms, due to the delay in constructing facilities for the guerrillas’ demobilization.

Bolivian coca growers protest plan for production quotes

Though coca is the raw material of cocaine, Bolivia – like neighboring Peru – allows cultivation of the leaf for legal use in Andean religious rites and as a folk remedy for altitude sickness.

Ecuador election: Moreno facing runoff as 40% vote looks out of reach

With almost 90% of votes counted, candidate for incumbent party just short of 40% required for outright victory

Ecuador votes Sunday for a new president

The race in Ecuador is being watched throughout the region. At stake is the legacy of President Rafael Correa and his “Citizens Revolution”

CNN, RCTV, NTN24, TV Azteca go dark in Venezuela

In a move verging on censorship, Venezuela’s TV authority Conatel has switched off CNN’s Spanish feed, Colombia’s RCTV and NTN24 and Mexico’s TV Azteca.

Prosecutors from 11 countries agree to cooperate on Odebrecht case

The meeting was organized by the Brazilian Attorney General’s Office and attended by chief law enforcement officials from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela

Colombian Gov seeks to increase presidential term to five years

The Government of Colombia will present a political reform to the Congress seeking to increase the presidential term to five years, as well as the posts of Attorney, Public Prosecutor, mayors and governors.

Science needs women

UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030 shows female engineers and computer programmers are wanted, especially in developed economies.

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