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1. 05-04 State backs autonomy Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2. 05-15 Farc rebel link files 'genuine' Colombia
05-18 Rebel leader surrenders Colombia
E. 05-19 U.S. plane strays into Venezuela La Orchila, Venezuela
5. 05-19 FARC commander calls for dialogue Colombia
6. 05-24 FARC leader dead Colombia
H. 05-26 Pinochet suspects arrests ordered Chile
I. 05-26 FARC leader's death brings hostage hope Colombia
J. 05-29 Isolated tribe spotted Amazon

Man acquitted in U.S. nun's assassination  Rancher Vitalmiro 'Bida' Bastos, convicted for the 2005 killing of a nun has been acquitted after a witness contradicted his own testimony Colombian warlord pleads not guilty  Carlos Mario Jimenez Naranjo, known in Colombia as 'Macaco', pleaded not guilty to drug-trafficking charges in a court after his extradition Farmers resume strike  Farmers decided to resume a strike that cut exports, blocked roads and emptied store shelves last month. The farmers would go on strike for 8... Plume seen for hundreds of miles   Nearly a week after a volcano erupted, disgorging its contents across a wide area of the Andes Mountains, authorities finished evacuating Bolivians to hold confidence vote  The people are to hold a vote of confidence in the rule of their leftist President, Evo Morales, as he struggles to enact radical reform Massa completes title hat-trick   Farc rebel link files 'genuine'  Interpol says Colombian officials did not tamper with computers which they claim provide proof Venezuela financed Farc rebels   Rebel leader surrenders
Volcanic eruption forces 250 from homes Province votes on autonomy Boat capsizes killing at least 15 State backs autonomy Map of Santa Cruz Bolivia


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May.2   Chile
May.4   Bolivia
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  Bolivia  
  Thousands of people in the state of Santa Cruz celebrated the success of a referendum on autonomy, but the president said the measure failed.    Partial results suggest more than 80% of voters backed plans to give their region more powers. President Evo Mora...
May.7   Brazil  
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May.8   Chile  
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May.11   Istanbul
May.15   Colombia  
May.18   Colombia  
  Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as 'Karina' surrendered, the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the state for 40 years
May.19   Venezuela   U.S. plane strays into Venezuela Map of La Orchila Venezuela
  A U.S. anti-drug aircraft strayed into Venezuelan airspace, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. Venezuela has demanded an explanation.    The US ambassador in Venezuela has bee...
  Colombia     FARC commander calls for dialogue  The commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia's Force 47 told reporters that 'the solution is not through war. There must be dialogue' May.22   Colombia     Official urges inquiry based on laptop info  A prosecutor called for an investigation into 12 people, including 3 Colombian members of Congress, for alleged ties to a leftist rebel grou... May.24   Colombia   FARC leader dead
  Defense ministry: Pedro Antonio Marin, known as Manuel Marulanda Vilez and nicknamed Tirofijo, is believed to have died of a heart attack
 He is thought to be 78 years old. A national news magazine had earlier reported the death on 26 March, citing the defence minister, Juan Manuel Santos. Marulanda has led the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia since its foundation in 1964
  Colombia   Earthquake kills six  The quake, with a magnitude 5.6, shook buildings and sent residents running into the streets in the capital May.25   Colombia   Rebels say leader dead  Main leftist rebel group, the FARC, has confirmed the death of top commander Manuel Marulanda, saying he died of a heart attack May.26   Chile     Pinochet suspects arrests ordered  A judge has ordered the arrest of nearly 100 former secret police and soldiers over rights abuses committed under General Pinochet   Colombia   FARC leader's death brings hostage hope  Relatives and friends of the hundreds of men and women held hostage in the jungles held out hope for their release May.27   Brazil   Environment chief sworn in  Carlos Minc has being sworn in amid concern among environmentalists over whether he will be able to curb Amazon deforestation May.28   Argentina   Farmers resume strike against export tax  The farm groups went on strike for the third time in nearly three months to protest high export taxes, 44 percents   Colombia   Weeks of rain bring disease  Flooding in central Colombia has left at least 14 people dead, 100 injured and 100,000 homeless over the week May.29   Amazon   Isolated tribe spotted
  One of few remaining uncontacted indigenous tribes has been spotted and photographed on the border between Brazil and Peru
  Venezuela   Latin Americans to discuss cost of food Map of Caracas Venezuela  Envoys from 26 countries meet in Caracas to discuss the rising cost of food and draw up a united policy for the region   Panama     Chile's federal police chief killed in crash Map of Panama City Panama  A helicopter crashed into a building, killing 11 of the 12 people aboard, including Gen. Jose Alejandro Bernales, Chile's federal police chief May.31   Argentina   Farmers say no to tax changes  Farmers moved quickly to reject President de Kirchner's tax concessions made a day earlier



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Location Politics Disasters War & Army Crime & Justice Business
Latin America
State backs autonomy
Province votes on autonomy
Bolivians to hold confidence vote
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
FARC commander calls for dialogue
Official urges inquiry based on laptop info
FARC leader dead
Latin Americans to discuss cost of food
Volcanic eruption forces 250 from homes
Boat capsizes killing at least 15
Plume seen for hundreds of miles
Earthquake kills six
Weeks of rain bring disease
Chile's federal police chief killed in crash
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
Rebel leader surrenders
FARC commander calls for dialogue
Rebels say leader dead
Man acquitted in U.S. nun's assassination
Pinochet suspects arrests ordered
Farmers resume strike
Farmers resume strike against export tax
Latin Americans to discuss cost of food
Colombia
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
FARC commander calls for dialogue
FARC leader dead
Earthquake kills six
Weeks of rain bring disease
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
Rebel leader surrenders
FARC commander calls for dialogue
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Brazil
Environment chief sworn in
Boat capsizes killing at least 15
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Man acquitted in U.S. nun's assassination
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Volcanic eruption forces 250 from homes
Plume seen for hundreds of miles
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Pinochet suspects arrests ordered
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Bolivia
State backs autonomy
Province votes on autonomy
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Argentina
Farmers say no to tax changes
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Farmers resume strike
Farmers resume strike against export tax
Santa Cruz
State backs autonomy
Province votes on autonomy
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Venezuela
Latin Americans to discuss cost of food
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Boat capsizes killing at least 15
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