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Argentina lawmakers pass controversial energy law
October 31, 2014
Argentina's lower house of Congress on Thursday passed a highly criticized bill for a new Hydrocarbons law. The lower house, controlled by allies of President Cristina Fernandez, passed the bill with a vote of 130-116 with one abstention after 14 hours of debate. The bill seeks to promote foreign b....... [more]

Spain state advisor supports move to block Catalonia independence vote
October 30, 2014
The Spanish state adviser on Thursday announced support for a veto of a watered-down Catalan vote on independence planned for November 9, making it likely that the Spanish government will attempt to have the Catalan "consultation of citizens" blocked by the courts. Spain's Council of State unanimous....... [more]

Uruguay begins voting for new president
October 26, 2014
Uruguay began voting on Sunday to elect a new president to succeed current leader Jose Mujica. Mujica's leftist party, the Broad Front, is being represented by former President Tabare Vazquez. The opposing right wing party, the National Party, is being represented by Luis Lacalle Pou. Though Muji....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses challenge to Puerto Rico same-sex marriage ban
October 22, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Puerto Rico's same-sex marriage ban. Puerto Rico Para Todos brought the lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiffs, five same-sex couples, arguing that Article 68 of Puerto Rico's civil code, which....... [more]

Panama Supreme Court judge suspended over corruption charges
October 21, 2014
Panama officials on Monday suspended a justice of the Supreme Court over corruption charges in a landmark case. Alejandro Moncada has been battling accusations that he profited from his ties with former president Ricardo Martinelli. Documents emerged that Moncada had paid mostly cash for two luxury....... [more]

HRW: claims of abuse in Western Sahara by Morocco exaggerated
October 18, 2014
Claims of human rights abuse against Sahrawi refugees living in camps in the Sahara desert administered by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario) have been exaggerated, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Saturday. The refugee camps in the Algerian region of....... [more]

Spain Catalonia region calls off independence vote
October 14, 2014
The president of Spain's Catalonia region on Tuesday called off an independence vote that was scheduled for November 9. The vote was suspended after the Spanish government challenged its legality last month. Artur Mas, president of the Catalonia region, stated that an unofficial poll will still be....... [more]

Spain court upholds jurisdiction in 1989 El Salvador massacre case
October 7, 2014
The Criminal Chambers of the Spanish National Court decided unanimously Monday that Spain has jurisdiction to investigate the November 16, 1989, massacre of the Jesuits at the Central American University and their two employees as a crime against humanity after a reversal of legislation that had pre....... [more]

Catalonia independence vote suspended
September 30, 2014
An independence vote in Catalonia set for November 9 has been suspended after Spain's central government filed an appeal on Monday alleging the referendum would be illegal. The unanimous decision by the nation's Constitutional Court to hear the government's case automatically suspends the November v....... [more]

Spain government files appeal with high court to block Catalonia independence referendum
September 29, 2014
Spanish Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy confirmed Monday that the Spanish government has filed an appeal with the Constitutional Court challenging the November 9 independence referendum for the Catalonia region. The government's appeal alleges that both the referendum and a law passed by the regional....... [more]

Catalonia president signs decree calling for referendum on independence from Spain
September 27, 2014
The president of Spain's Catalonia region signed a decree today calling for a referendum on secession and independence from Spain, inciting confrontation from Spain's central government in Madrid. In a statement after the ceremonial signing, President Artur Mas, emphasizing Catalonia's "right to....... [more]




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