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Spotify begins Latin America push

Music streaming service Spotify makes its first moves in Latin America and Asia, amid rumours Apple may be preparing a similar product.


U.S. expels two Venezuelan diplomats

The United States has expelled two Venezuelan diplomats, a State Department official said Monday, a diplomatic tit-for-tat following the Latin American oil giant’s expulsion of two American military attaches last week.


Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

Hugo Chavez

President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.


Ecuador's Correa cruises to re-election victory

Rafael Correa

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa swept to a re-election victory on Sunday that allows him to strengthen state control over the OPEC nation's economy and gives a timely boost to Latin America's alliance of socialist leaders.


DirecTV's Stock Can Channel $59 On U.S. And Latin American Growth

Some of the key takeaways from DirecTV’s Q4 2012 earnings include a focus on improving financials and controlling costs in the U.S., continued aggressive expansion in Latin America and plans to increase investments in upgrading programs.


Analysis: Obama faces Latin America revolt over drugs, trade

President Barack Obama will face an unprecedented revolt by Latin American countries against the U.S.-led drug war during his second term and he also may struggle to pass new trade deals as the region once known as "America's backyard" flexes its muscles like never before.


Drug resistant tuberculosis found across the world

Scientists have found alarming levels of the lung disease tuberculosis in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America that are resistant to up to four powerful antibiotic drugs. In a large international study published in the Lancet medical journal on Thursday, researchers found rates of both multi drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) were higher than previously thought and were threatening global efforts to curb the spread of the disease.


Assange ready for arrest if denied asylum: colleague

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up inside Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition, would leave the embassy and face arrest if the Latin American country turned down his asylum request, his colleague said on Thursday.


Top US officer: 'We let the boss down' over prostitutes

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has admitted, "We let the boss down" over allegations of misconduct involving prostitutes against at least 10 U.S. military members at a Colombia hotel on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit over the weekend.


Obama: 'I'll be angry' if Secret Service sex scandal true

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama called Sunday for a "thorough" and "rigorous" investigation into allegations involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents in Colombia.

Senh: Brings new meaning to "Secret Service."


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