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7 held over sailor's death Police hunt suspects in Blake killing Ronaldo scores first goal in 2 years Last fugitives in Blake death arrested Strike closes cities Map of Caracas Venezuela  12-hour strike called jointly by trade unions and business organisations. Residents of Caracas banged pots and pans Argentina meets debt deadline  Argentina narrowly avoiding a default by paying a $700m instalment on national debt Prison riot kills at least 22  Rioters lit a fire at a jail. 200 of the 527 prisoners were burned Colombia mourns tragic cancer boy  Andres Felipe Perez, 12, has died after appealing in vain to see kidnapped father's face for one last time Protesters burn town hall  Workers are protesting at government plans to reduce wages and apply austerity measures State of siege declared  Violence erupted over the worsening economic crisis. Police clashed with rioters Argentina plunges into turmoil  Economy Minister, Domingo Cavallo, has resigned. Police fired tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of angry protesters President resigns
Plot against U.S. Embassy Rightist admits 1990 assassination Defiant message amid crisis  Government limits the amount of cash that can be withdrawn. Economy minister blamed speculators IMF blocks loan   Pirates kill America's Cup skipper


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Dec.1   Peru
Dec.2   Colombia
Dec.3   Argentina  
Dec.5   Argentina
Dec.6   Brazil  
  New Zealander Peter Blake, 53, has been shot dead in an attack by masked gunmen on boat as it lay anchored
Dec.7   Brazil
Dec.8   Brazil
Dec.9   Northern Italy
  Brazil
Dec.10   Venezuela  
Dec.14   Argentina  
Dec.15   Paraguay  
Dec.18   Colombia  
Dec.19   Argentina  
  Argentina  
  Argentina  
Dec.20   Argentina  
  Fernando de la Rua has resigned amid unrest
Dec.21   Argentina   Caretaker leader named  R. Puerta, the head of the Senate, will be interim president for a 48 hours until Congress chooses a successor   Argentina   Presidential elections set for March 3  Ramon Puerta, who is the country's Senate leader, was stepping aside. He tapped Adolfo Rodriguez Saa for the post   Argentina     Interim president pledges austerity  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa will pursue a strict economic policy to deal with the crisis and would keep the peso, pegged to the dollar   Colombia   Dialogue with rebels resumes  Government is resuming formal talks with 5,000-strong National Liberation Army Dec.23   Argentina   Debt payments suspended
  New interim president will suspend foreign debt payments, triggering the default
Dec.25   Rio de Janeiro   Rains kill 45, 48 still missing  2,000 driven from their homes Dec.26   Argentina   President promises new jobs  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa promised that the jobs would be paid for with the new currency Dec.28   Argentina   'Angel of death' re-arrested  Alfredo Astiz, an ex-navy captain, has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Swedish national in 1977   Argentina   Violence returns  Police have used tear gas and water cannons. Demonstrators broke into the Congress building Dec.29   Argentina   Cabinet offers to quit  All the ministers in week-old interim government have offered their resignations   Peru   Fireworks blaze kills 230
Map of Lima Peru
  Blaze swept through a popular shopping district in the capital Lima
Dec.30   Peru   Rescuers recovering more bodies   Rescuers are picking through the rubble of a shopping centre in Lima. Some victims trapped in cars caught in the fire   Argentina   Interim President resigns
  Adolfo Rodriguez Saa resigned 7 days after taking office. He had failed to win the backing of his Peronist party


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1. 12-03 Defiant message amid crisis Argentina
C. 12-06 Pirates kill America's Cup skipper Brazil
3. 12-10 Strike closes cities Caracas, Venezuela
E. 12-19 State of siege declared Argentina
5. 12-19 Argentina plunges into turmoil Argentina
12-20 President resigns Argentina
H. 12-21 Caretaker leader named Argentina
I. 12-21 Presidential elections set for March 3 Argentina
9. 12-23 Debt payments suspended Argentina



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Latin America
Argentina plunges into turmoil
State of siege declared
Protesters burn town hall
President resigns
Caretaker leader named
Presidential elections set for March 3
'Angel of death' re-arrested
Interim President resigns
Defiant message amid crisis
IMF blocks loan
Strike closes cities
Argentina meets debt deadline
Argentina plunges into turmoil
Interim president pledges austerity
Debt payments suspended
Plot against U.S. Embassy
Rightist admits 1990 assassination
Pirates kill America's Cup skipper
7 held over sailor's death
Police hunt suspects in Blake killing
Last fugitives in Blake death arrested
Prison riot kills at least 22
Prison riot kills at least 22
Colombia mourns tragic cancer boy
Rains kill 45, 48 still missing
Fireworks blaze kills 230
Rescuers recovering more bodies
Defiant message amid crisis
IMF blocks loan
Argentina meets debt deadline
Argentina plunges into turmoil
Interim president pledges austerity
Debt payments suspended
President promises new jobs
Argentina
Argentina plunges into turmoil
State of siege declared
Protesters burn town hall
President resigns
Caretaker leader named
Presidential elections set for March 3
Interim President resigns
Defiant message amid crisis
IMF blocks loan
Argentina meets debt deadline
Argentina plunges into turmoil
Interim president pledges austerity
Debt payments suspended
'Angel of death' re-arrested
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Defiant message amid crisis
IMF blocks loan
Argentina meets debt deadline
Argentina plunges into turmoil
Interim president pledges austerity
Debt payments suspended
Brazil Your ad is here Your ad is here
Pirates kill America's Cup skipper
7 held over sailor's death
Police hunt suspects in Blake killing
Rains kill 45, 48 still missing
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Plot against U.S. Embassy
Fireworks blaze kills 230
Rescuers recovering more bodies
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Rightist admits 1990 assassination
Colombia mourns tragic cancer boy
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