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B. 05-01 Gas under state control Bolivia
C. 05-02 Gas grab 'just the start' Bolivia
3. 05-13 Police attacks leave 30 dead Sao Paulo
05-14 Gang attacks leave 52 dead Sao Paulo
F. 05-14 State reels from deadly attacks Sao Paulo
6. 05-15 State's prison revolts end Sao Paulo
H. 05-28 Incumbent Uribe wins presidency Colombia

Gas grab 'just the start'  President Morales ordered the military to occupy natural gas fields after threatening to expel foreign companies Energy firms review plans  Regional leaders prepare for an emergency summit to discuss Morales' nationalization of the energy industry South Americans reach energy deal  Argentina and Brazil have accepted Bolivia's nationalisation but want talks on future prices and foreign involvement 70 dead penguins found on beaches  Oil-coated Magellanic penguins have turned up dead in the past 2 weeks in a nature reserve Energy in focus for EU-LatAm talks  Bolivian President Morales has defended the decision to nationalize his gas and energy sectors Police attacks leave 30 dead
Gas under state control


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May.1   Bolivia  
  President Morales has signed a decree placing country's energy industry under state control
 Morales said foreign energy firms must agree to channel their sales through the state, or else leave the country. The President set the 6-month deadline. Officials have already started taking control of the oil fields. Spain and Brazil have both expressed concern
May.2   Bolivia  
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May.4   South America  
May.11   Argentina  
May.12   Austria  
May.13   Sao Paulo  
  Overnight gang attacks on Brazilian police left 30 people dead and 32 wounded
  Sao Paulo   Jail riots follow attacks  Riots organised by the same criminal faction have broken out in 18 prisons in the state of Sao Paulo May.14   Sao Paulo   Gang attacks leave 52 dead
  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state
 The attacks began on 6 p.m. Friday. By Sunday there were at least 73 separate attacks with machine guns and grenades continued to dawn, staged in 22 detention centers The dead include 35 police and prison guards, 3 civilians, and 14 gang members. State Public Safety Department blamed the Primeiro Comando da Capital, or the First Capital Command.
  Sao Paulo   State reels from deadly attacks  State Governor has said the situation is under control and has rejected a federal offer of help May.15   Venezuela     Chavez: Imprison 'genocidal' Bush  Venezuelan President has accused U.S. President of committing genocide   Sao Paulo   State's prison revolts end
  Revolts in 70 jails have come to an end, after 4 days of violence in which at least 81 people died
May.16   Washington   U.S. axes free trade talks with Ecuador  Ecuador government decided to annul an operating contract with Occidental Petroleum Corp.   Sao Paulo   Police backlash lifts toll  The death toll from 4 days of gang attacks and a police backlash in the state has risen to 115 May.17   Sao Paulo   156 killed in police vs. gang violence  Police lost 41 comrades in gang attacks, and killed 22 more suspected criminals May.22   Sao Paulo   Formal probe for shooting by police  Prosecutors have begun a formal probe into the 100 deaths in a wave of violence in the state May.28   Colombia     Incumbent Uribe wins presidency
  Harvard-educated Alvaro Uribe won a solid re-election victory, claiming more than 60% of the vote in a field of 7.    The closest challenger, former justice Carlos Gaviria, had 22%. It's the first time in more than a century that an incumbe...
May.30   Chile   Students clash with police Map of Santiago Chile  Police have used tear gas to disperse thousands in Santiago who are pressing for education reforms   Ecuador     Chavez signs oil deal with Ecuador  Venezuelan President signed crude oil and natural gas deals to extend the leftist leader's clout in Latin America



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Latin America
05/02 Gas grab 'just the start'
05/14 State reels from deadly attacks
05/15 Chavez: Imprison 'genocidal' Bush
05/22 Formal probe for shooting by police
05/28 Incumbent Uribe wins presidency
05/30 Students clash with police
05/30 Chavez signs oil deal with Ecuador
05/13 Police attacks leave 30 dead
05/13 Jail riots follow attacks
05/14 Gang attacks leave 52 dead
05/15 State's prison revolts end
05/16 Police backlash lifts toll
05/17 156 killed in police vs. gang violence
05/01 Gas under state control
05/02 Gas grab 'just the start'
05/03 Energy firms review plans
05/30 Chavez signs oil deal with Ecuador
Brazil
05/14 State reels from deadly attacks
05/22 Formal probe for shooting by police
05/13 Police attacks leave 30 dead
05/13 Jail riots follow attacks
05/14 Gang attacks leave 52 dead
05/15 State's prison revolts end
05/16 Police backlash lifts toll
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Bolivia
05/02 Gas grab 'just the start'
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05/01 Gas under state control
05/02 Gas grab 'just the start'
05/03 Energy firms review plans
USA
05/16 U.S. axes free trade talks with Ecuador
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Ecuador
05/30 Chavez signs oil deal with Ecuador
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Venezuela
05/15 Chavez: Imprison 'genocidal' Bush
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Austria
05/12 Energy in focus for EU-LatAm talks
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Chile
05/30 Students clash with police
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Colombia
05/28 Incumbent Uribe wins presidency
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