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New lizard species discovered in Peru

Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard at a national park in Peru.

New lizard species discovered in Peru
Tourists touch the Intihuatana solar clock in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco. ©Reuters/Claudia Daut
Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on

Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu.

Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on
Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat
Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat

Venezuela marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death Wednesday with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor's presidency.

Chavez day marked by parade, clashes, diplomatic spat
King Momo kicks off riotous Rio carnival
King Momo kicks off riotous Rio carnival

Rio plunged into five days of hedonistic revelry Friday as the city's legendary carnival opened, with King Momo taking the keys of the city and declaring joy by decree.

King Momo kicks off riotous Rio carnival
US Singer Madonna. ©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Madonna hits out at Venezuelan leader

US pop icon Madonna hit out at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, accusing his government of "fascism" over its handling of nationwide protests.

Madonna hits out at Venezuelan leader
An overview of the site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. ©Reuters/Paulo Santos
Sino-Brazilian consortium wins Brazil dam fight

A group led by China's State Grip Corp. Friday won rights to build power lines to the huge Belo Monte dam in Brazil's Amazon.

Sino-Brazilian consortium wins Brazil dam fight
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Power outages hit three million in Brazil

Several Brazilian states, including three set to host June World Cup action, suffered power outages Tuesday, fueling fears over the country's ability to keep the lights on.

Power outages hit three million in Brazil
LatAm summit lashes out at US spying
LatAm summit lashes out at US spying

Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday railed against US spying as he opened a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders set up by Venezuela's late anti-US leader Hugo Chavez.

LatAm summit lashes out at US spying
CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report
CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report

A secret CIA program helped Colombia kill at least two dozen leftist FARC guerrilla leaders, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

CIA helped Colombia hunt and kill FARC leaders: report
Members of a local militia collect what it is believed to be a component of the Long March 4B rocket, which was loaded with a CBERS-3 satellite. ©Reuters/Stringer
Brazil, China to make new satellite launch in 2014

Brazil and China will launch a new joint environmental monitoring satellite next year to replace one which failed to enter orbit earlier this month, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said Tuesday.

Brazil, China to make new satellite launch in 2014
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade

Uruguay's Senate has approved ground-breaking legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.

Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade
Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages
Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages

A total of 130 couples said "I do" in a mass wedding Sunday at Rio de Janeiro's Superior Court of Justice, marking the city's first gay civil marriages.

Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages
WTO pact in doubt after Latin America objections
WTO pact in doubt after Latin America objections

Negotiations on a global trade deal teetered on the brink of collapse Saturday as Latin American countries objected to the removal of a reference to the US embargo on Cuba, the WTO said.

WTO pact in doubt after Latin America objections
Hernandez declared winner of disputed Honduras vote
Hernandez declared winner of disputed Honduras vote

The head of Honduras' electoral tribunal on Wednesday declared conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the presidential poll, amid allegations of vote-rigging from the losing leftist candidate.

Hernandez declared winner of disputed Honduras vote
Kazakhstan President's residence Akorda. ©Reuters
9 Ambassadors to Kazakhstan present credentials

Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin has accepted the credentials from Ambassadors of Denmark, Uruguay. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bangladesh, Philippines, Zambia, Nigeria and Fiji.

9 Ambassadors to Kazakhstan present credentials
Protest in tense Honduras after disputed presidential vote
Protest in tense Honduras after disputed presidential vote

Hundreds of demonstrators blocked streets in the Honduras capital Tuesday in support of the leftist presidential candidate, who is claiming victory though authorities say the conservative won.

Protest in tense Honduras after disputed presidential vote
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'Omnivory' of Kazakhstan foreign politics according to Idrisov

Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrisov says that Kazakhstan makes up for being landlocked by diversifying its foreign relations.

'Omnivory' of Kazakhstan foreign politics according to Idrisov
Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who first published the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. ©Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
All Latin American countries spied on by US: Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian reporter who broke many of the recent stories about secret US surveillance programs, claimed that all Latin American countries had been spied on by Washington.

All Latin American countries spied on by US: Greenwald
Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama
Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama

Many Latin American leaders were no-shows at the opening of the 23rd Ibero-American summit in Panama, revealing the foundering direction of the annual forum.

Many LatAm leaders absent as foundering summit opens in Panama
US sees progress in global fight against child labor
US sees progress in global fight against child labor

The United States hailed "significant advancement" in 10 countries, mostly in Latin America and Asia, in combating the worst forms of child labor.

US sees progress in global fight against child labor