Peru detected 222 suspected drug planes entering its airspace in about 3 months, 95% from Bolivia.Americas,Bolivia,Coca,Cocaine,drug trafficking,Evo Morales,Ollanta Humala,Peru,Michael Lerner
Two crossings were closed after a shootout between smugglers and troops left three soldiers wounded.
Three polling stations in the capital closed after fights broke out.
Brazil's nosediving economy takes Rousseff's approval ratings with it, and a drought doesn't help.Americas,Brazil,Dilma Rousseff,drought,Joaquim Levy,Petrobras,Sao Paulo,Michael Lerner
Just after midnight Monday, the diplomatic missions of each country became full embassies.
Little threat of pirates taking over Nassau nowadays, but crime remains big problem. Americas,Bahamas,Black Sails,Caribbean,Piracy,United Kingdom,W. Alex Sanchez
Caracas aggressively claims Guyana's territory of Esequibo, where oil was discovered offshore in May.Americas,David Granger,Esequibo,ExxonMobil,Guyana,Nicolas Maduro,oil,rice,territorial dispute,Venezuela,Michael Lerner
Clashes between the security forces and the insurgents have continued despite 3 years of negotiations. Americas,Colombia,Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,W. Alex Sanchez
Countries mark major step in re-establishing diplomatic ties severed in 1961.
Eduardo Cunha is accused of taking $5m in bribes to secure contracts with the state oil giant, Petrobras.
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