In the light of heavier than usual rains across Central America this year Costa Rica is counting the damage from heavy downpours last week. Foreign governments are pledging money and other assistance.

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Chile: Government gets tough with looters in the middle of the chaos – Terrestrial communications restored – the earthquake tests progress ♦ Guatemala: drug traffic reaches the head of police ♦ Brazil: sugar cane production due

Bulletin 2 March 2010

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Chile: international aid arrives – people and authorities organise against looting ♦ Argentina: welcome US mediation ♦ Chile: earthquake will not stop economic growth ♦ Bolivia: Rains destroy communities

Bulletin 1 March 2010

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Chile: Army controls devastated areas – rescue efforts start – Why Chile coped better than Haiti ♦ Colombia: the end of the Uribe adventure, for now ♦ Argentina: politics makes inflation go up ♦ Meeting to prepare COP16

Bulletin 22 February 2010

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Argentina: Government “close” to getting continental support in Falklands dispute ♦ Haiti: final toll could reach the 300,000 ♦ Brazil: former guerrilla becomes presidential candidate ♦ Peru’s exports still dominated

LAB Bulletin 19 February 2010

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Haiti: race against time to help survivors amid fears of political chaos ♦ Bolivia: Morales appoints new judges ahead of judicial elections ♦ Argentina: Ariel Ramirez has died ♦ Chile: new government will postpone decision on fuel p

Bulletin 11 February 2010

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Haiti: more than 200,000 died in earthquake ♦ Venezuela: minister resigns "over disagreements" about Cuba ♦ Mexico: President demands unity after a minister resigns ♦ Peru: Cuzco “at a bargain price” ♦ Venezuela: art

Bulletin 8 February 2010

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 Costa Rica elects first woman president ♦ Venezuela: Chávez expropriates landmark buildings ♦ Argentina: former President has emergency heart operation ♦ Brazil: interest rates set to go up ♦ Colombia: forest fires threaten nat

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Haiti: missionaries charged with kidnapping ♦ Paraguay faces energy crisis ♦ Solution for energy crisis? Have longer weekends ♦ Argentina: new head of central bank promises to work with government ♦ China "not interested" in env

Bulletin 3 February 2010

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Mexico: Students murdered “by mistake” ♦ Haiti: Judge to decide on fate of US missionaries ♦ Colombia: bodies from the 1985 Justice Palace attack found ♦ Two Latin American films nominated for Oscars ♦ Arge

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