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Latin American nations push digital connectivity

Google is building an Internet data center and mobile providers are rolling out 4G networks, but that’s not all that’s in store for Latin America. ... Read more»

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Spanish paper says Hugo Chavez on life support

Venezuela's VP challenged rumors about Chavez's health, while GlobalPost's correspondent in Havana said the truth about the ailing president's condition is unclear.... Read more»

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Hugo Chavez, undergoing cancer treatment, names successor

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba to undergo more cancer treatment, and has for the first time named a successor. ... Read more»

U.S. weapons help fuel Mexican gang violence

Lax regulation and corruption enable a flood of small arms to reach Mexico’s deadly drug cartels.... Read more»

Air travel resumes after South America volcano erupts

Flights in South America were resuming late Tuesday, after being disrupted by clouds of ash from an erupting volcano in Chile, BBC News reported.... Read more»

U.N. smacks Mexico, Latin America for decriminalizing drugs

The United Nations has reprimanded Latin American countries that have decriminalized narcotic use, delivering a blow to the growing movement looking for a change in drug policy. It says it is particularly concerned by a 2009 law in Mexico that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine, heroin and other drugs.... Read more»