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  Brazil leader offers asylum to Iran woman  President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva has offered asylum to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning Chavez: Government owns part of radio. Venezuela Argentina tries former ruler Venezuela asks Interpol to arrest Zuloaga Warrant issuesd for TV executive. Venezuela   Chavez moving to silence critics  Venezuela: U.S. intelligence report: The closure of 32 radio stations and a proposed law are signs that Chavez is moving to quash criticism of his gove... Globovision president's home raided  Venezuela: The head of an independent TV station that has criticized Chavez said officials were trying to frighten him when they raided one of his home... Gunmen fire on protesters  Venezuela: Gunmen opened fire on students returning from a march in which 80,000 people denounced Chavez's attempts to expand his power   TV station accused of inciting Chavez hit  Venezuela: As thousands of students marched in the streets in support, Globovision denied accusations that it was inciting violence against the governm... TV station off the air Map of Caracas Venezuela
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Passport of opposition leader Capriles 'seized'  Venezuela: Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he has been stopped from leaving the country to meet UN officials in New York Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression'  Henrique Capriles has told the BBC that early general elections are the only way to put an end to the country's crisis   New 'anti-coup squad' in Venezuela monitors, hunts opponents  Following on his predecessorís footsteps, President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela dreams of coups-de-etats and how to prevent them Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced Map of Caracas Venezuela  Prominent Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been sentenced to 13 years and nine months in prison   Brazilian lawmakers prevented from meeting Venezuelan opposition  Brazilian senators flew into Venezuela to try to meet with jailed opposition leaders, but they barely made it past the airport Argentina sentences 15 to life over La Cacha prison   An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister have both been given life sentences for running a detention and torture centre in the ... Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers' Brazilian military rule torturer Paulo Malhaes found dead. Rio de Janeiro Venezuela leader gets special powers Tortured Chilean wins compensation Venezuela pulls out of OAS's human rights court Chile judges apologise for past role Brazil alarm at UK terror detention. London Dictators found guilty of stealing babies Map of Buenos Aires Argentina  Argentina: An Argentinian court Thursday found Jorge Rafael Videla and Gen. Reynaldo Benito Bignone guilty of stealing dozens of babies US man on hunger strike after 11 months in Bolivian prison 'Angel of Death' Alfredo Astiz convicted. Argentina Former dictator sentenced to life Map of Cordoba Argentina  Argentina: Jorge Rafael Videla was convicted and sentenced to life in prison by a federal court Wednesday for human rights abuses during his rule   Chavez gets power to govern by decree
Venezuela opposition banned from running in election

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  President Nicolas Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election

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  Venezuela: Lame-duck National Assembly has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months


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  Venezuela: Radio Caracas Television, Venezuela's most-watched television station and outlet for the political opposition, went off the air.    The government refused to renew RCTV broadcast license, which has been broadcasting for 53 years. It was replaced by a state-run s...
May.25 Court orders TV station seizure  Venezuela: Venezuela's top court has allowed the government to take control of private transmitters as it prepares to replace commercial with state-run... May.19 Venezuelans rally for TV station   Tens of thousands have rallied in Caracas to protest against Chavez's plans to close a private TV station Jan.31   Lawmakers give Chavez sweeping powers   Venezuela: A congress wholly loyal to the President approved a law granting him authority to enact measures by decree

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Nov.24   Pinochet charged over dissidents
  Chile: Former military ruler has been ordered to stay under house arrest
Apr.19 640 years for Argentine
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Dec.13   Judge charges Pinochet
  Chile: The former President has been placed under house arrest on human rights charges May.28 Court lifts Pinochet's immunity
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Jul.9   Court rules Pinochet unfit for trial
  Chile: An appeals court ruled that 85-year-old former dictator is mentally unfit to stand trial at this time Mar.8 Pinochet murder charges dropped
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Dec.1 Pinochet to stand trial
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  Chile: A court strips Pinochet of immunity from prosecution as a senator-for-life, clearing way for trial on murder and torture

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2017-12-10 Venezuela opposition banned from running in election Venezuela
C. 2017-05-18 Passport of opposition leader Capriles 'seized' Venezuela
D. 2017-04-27 Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression' Venezuela
E. 2017-01-27 New 'anti-coup squad' in Venezuela monitors, hunts opponents Venezuela
5. 2015-09-10 Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced Caracas, Venezuela
G. 2015-06-19 Brazilian lawmakers prevented from meeting Venezuelan opposition Venezuela
7. 2014-10-24 Argentina sentences 15 to life over La Cacha prison La Plata, Argentina
I. 2014-08-21 Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers' Venezuela
9. 2014-04-25 Brazilian military rule torturer Paulo Malhaes found dead Rio de Janeiro

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