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Fidel Castro thanks Cubans for 90th birthday wishes, lambasts U.S.

HAVANA (Reuters) - Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their tributes to mark his 90th birthday on Saturday in a meandering column carried by state-run media in which the iconic leftist revolutionary also lambasted old foe United States.
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Brazil's Senate indicts Rousseff, opens impeachment trial

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate voted early on Wednesday to indict President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial in an impeachment process that has stalled Brazilian politics since January....
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Venezuela accuses US of 'interventionist obsession'

Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela's government on Thursday rejected what it called the United States' "interventionist obsession" after US President Barack Obama backed steps for a referendum on removing his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro from power....
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Colombian president, FARC commander to sign ceasefire accord

HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia's president and the FARC rebels' top commander will sign a historic ceasefire deal in Havana on Thursday that brings them close to ending the last major leftist insurgency in Latin America after more than five decades of war....
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Canada has 'real concerns' about Russia: Trudeau

Ottawa (AFP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday expressed "real concerns" over a more assertive Russia, as his government reportedly considers taking command of a new NATO battalion in the Baltics....
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A sit-down with Brazil's beleaguered President Rousseff

Al Jazeera asks Rousseff what went wrong amid the impeachment trial as the president denies any and all wrongdoing. ...
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Maduro camp cries fraud in Venezuela recall vote drive

Caracas (AFP) - Allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused his opponents Monday of fraud in their petition for a vote on removing him from office, saying 10,000 people who supposedly signed it are dead....
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Mexican police mount big hunt for kidnapped soccer player

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Federal and state forces mounted a big search operation Sunday for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas....
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Brazil Impeachment Not a Step Forward for Anti-Corruption

It would be difficult to think of another country which has experienced such a roller-coaster of highs and lows in recent years as Brazil....
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Cuba 'has no need of gifts from the empire': Fidel Castro

Havana (AFP) - Cuba's Fidel Castro signaled continued resistance to rapprochement between Washington and Havana, writing in an opinion piece on Monday that his country "has no need of gifts" from the United States....
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