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1. 02-19 Castro resigns as president Cuba
2. 02-24 Raul Castro named president Cuba
07-02 Betancourt rescued from FARC Colombia
E. 11-07 At least 84 dead in school collapse Petionville, Haiti

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Castro resigns as president Raul Castro named president Top FARC leader killed by Colombians   Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation Betancourt rescued from FARC
Jan.10  Venezuela  Freed hostages reunited with families
Feb.19   Cuba
Feb.21  Venezuela  Jetliner crashes in mountains
Feb.24   Cuba
Mar.1   Ecuador
Mar.3  Ecuador  Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia
Mar.7  Dominican Republic  Leaders say Colombia crisis over
Apr.8  Haiti  Rioters storm presidential palace
Apr.20  Paraguay  Exit polls projected Lugo winning
May.4  Bolivia  State backs autonomy
May.16  Dominican Republic  President wins election
May.18  Colombia  Rebel leader surrenders
May.19  Venezuela  U.S. plane strays into Venezuela
May.24  Colombia  FARC leader dead
Jun.5  Guantanamo  9/11 suspects on trial
Jul.2   Colombia
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages.    Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing h...
Jul.18  Argentina  President drops farm tax after protests
Aug.6  Guantanamo  Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Sep.5  Haiti  'Hundreds' killed by storm
Sep.9  Cuba  Ike bears down on Cuba again
Sep.10  Venezuela  2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela
Sep.11  Venezuela  Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
Sep.14  Bolivia  Morales struggling to control Bolivia
Oct.7  Guantanamo  Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo
Nov.4  Mexico  Interior Minister killed in crash
Nov.7   Haiti
Nov.22  Peru  Apec leaders make free-trade vow
Nov.27  Brazil  Death toll climbs in flooding
Dec.8  Guantanamo  Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty
Dec.9  Rio de Janeiro  Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years



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Chavez makes Colombia rebel call
Rio judge bans float on Holocaust
Castro resigns as president
Raul Castro named president
Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia
Leaders say Colombia crisis over
Rioters storm presidential palace
Prime minister ousted over food prices
Exit polls projected Lugo winning
State backs autonomy
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
President wins election
FARC leader dead
President drops farm tax after protests
World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
Morales struggling to control Bolivia
Apec leaders make free-trade vow
Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Jetliner crashes in mountains
Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue
4 dead after airliner overshoots runway
12 trampled to death in Mexico City
Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav
Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4
'Hundreds' killed by storm
Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike
Ike makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane
Ike bears down on Cuba again
Interior Minister killed in crash
At least 84 dead in school collapse
Death toll climbs in flooding
6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11
Rioters storm presidential palace
9/11 suspects on trial
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Masses march against violence in Mexico
Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo
Guantanamo Uighur release blocked
3 million bilked in pyramid schemes
Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty
Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Chavez makes Colombia rebel call
Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
Rebel leader surrenders
End struggle, Chavez urges Farc
Betancourt rescued from FARC
2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela
South America
Chavez makes Colombia rebel call
Rio judge bans float on Holocaust
Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia
Exit polls projected Lugo winning
State backs autonomy
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
FARC leader dead
President drops farm tax after protests
Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
Morales struggling to control Bolivia
Apec leaders make free-trade vow
Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Jetliner crashes in mountains
Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue
Death toll climbs in flooding
Betancourt rescued from FARC
3 million bilked in pyramid schemes
Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Chavez makes Colombia rebel call
Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
Rebel leader surrenders
End struggle, Chavez urges Farc
Betancourt rescued from FARC
2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela
Caribbean
Castro resigns as president
Raul Castro named president
Leaders say Colombia crisis over
Rioters storm presidential palace
President wins election
Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav
Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4
'Hundreds' killed by storm
Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike
Ike bears down on Cuba again
At least 84 dead in school collapse
Rioters storm presidential palace
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Colombia
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
FARC leader dead
World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
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Betancourt rescued from FARC
3 million bilked in pyramid schemes
Farc rebel link files 'genuine'
Rebel leader surrenders
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Venezuela
Chavez makes Colombia rebel call
Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
Jetliner crashes in mountains
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Chavez makes Colombia rebel call
End struggle, Chavez urges Farc
2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela
Cuba
Castro resigns as president
Raul Castro named president
Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav
Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4
Ike bears down on Cuba again
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9/11 suspects on trial
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty
Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo
Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty
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Brazil
Rio judge bans float on Holocaust
Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue
Death toll climbs in flooding
Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
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Bolivia
State backs autonomy
Morales won a decisive mandate
Morales struggling to control Bolivia
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Haiti
Rioters storm presidential palace
Prime minister ousted over food prices
'Hundreds' killed by storm
At least 84 dead in school collapse
Rioters storm presidential palace
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Ecuador
Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia
Correa heads toward charter win
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Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
Mexico
Masses march against violence in Mexico
12 trampled to death in Mexico City
Interior Minister killed in crash
Masses march against violence in Mexico
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Freed hostages reunited with families   2 hostages freed by Colombian rebels have landed in Caracas, where their friends and family carrying flowers clapped and embraced them   Castro resigns as president


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.10   Venezuela  
Jan.11  Venezuela  Chavez makes Colombia rebel call
Jan.13  Colombia  Freed hostage sees son
Jan.31  Rio de Janeiro  Rio judge bans float on Holocaust


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.11  Guantanamo  6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11
Feb.19   Cuba  
  Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president and commander in chief of the military , according to a letter published in the Granma.    The resignation ends nearly a half-century of iron-fisted rule that frustrated 10 U.S. presidents. Bush said Castro's decision o...
Feb.21   Venezuela   Jetliner crashes in mountains  A plane that was reported missing with 46 people aboard has crashed in the Andes. Emergency crews have launched rescue attempts Feb.24   Cuba   Raul Castro named president
  Raul Castro has been unanimously selected to succeed his brother Fidel as leader by National Assembly.    Fidel Castro, 81, had been out of the public eye since July 2006 when he had major surgery. Raul's name was the only one put...


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Ecuador     Top FARC leader killed by Colombians
  Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation
 Ecuador has protested to Colombia over the incursion. Raul Reyes died along with at least 16 other rebels and one Colombian soldier
Mar.3   Ecuador Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia Mar.7   Dominican Republic     Leaders say Colombia crisis over   The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border rai... Mar.8  French Guiana  Europe's rocket launches to space

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  Brazil  Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue Apr.8   Haiti Rioters storm presidential palace
Apr.12  Haiti  Prime minister ousted over food prices Apr.20   Paraguay Exit polls projected Lugo winning

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.4   Bolivia State backs autonomy
May.15  Colombia  Farc rebel link files 'genuine' May.16   Dominican Republic President wins election May.18   Colombia     Rebel leader surrenders  Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as 'Karina' surrendered, the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the state for 40 ye... May.19   Venezuela U.S. plane strays into Venezuela May.24   Colombia     FARC leader dead  Defense ministry: Pedro Antonio Marin, known as Manuel Marulanda Vilez and nicknamed Tirofijo, is believed to have died of a heart attack May.29  Amazon  Isolated tribe spotted May.30  Honduras  4 dead after airliner overshoots runway

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5   Guantanamo   9/11 suspects on trial  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and 4 other key suspects are appearing at a military tribunal Jun.8  Venezuela  End struggle, Chavez urges Farc Jun.20  Mexico  12 trampled to death in Mexico City

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Colombia     Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.15  Colombia  Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue Jul.18   Argentina President drops farm tax after protests Jul.20  Colombia  World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6   Guantanamo     Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty  A US military jury has convicted Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism. The verdict is the first to be delivered in a full war crimes trial Aug.10  Bolivia  Morales won a decisive mandate Aug.30  Cuba  Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav  Cuba  Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4  Mexico  Masses march against violence in Mexico

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.5   Haiti 'Hundreds' killed by storm
Sep.6  Caribbean  Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike Sep.7  Cuba  Ike makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane Sep.9   Cuba Ike bears down on Cuba again Sep.10   Venezuela   2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela   The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several day Sep.11   Venezuela   Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador  President Hugo Chavez said he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela Sep.14   Bolivia Morales struggling to control Bolivia Sep.16  Bolivia  Governor arressted after 30 killed Sep.28  Ecuador  Correa heads toward charter win

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.7   Guantanamo   Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo  A federal judge has ordered the immediate release into the U.S. of 17 Chinese Muslims who have been held for several years in the facility Oct.8  Guantanamo  Guantanamo Uighur release blocked

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4   Mexico Interior Minister killed in crash
Nov.7   Haiti   At least 84 dead in school collapse Map of Petionville Haiti
  100 people have been injured. Rescuers planned to continue working into the night to dig out students and teachers buried in the rubble.    150 people had been injured, but many more remained missing. Fortin Augustin, who owns College La Promesse Evangelique in Petionville, surrender...
Nov.13  Colombia  3 million bilked in pyramid schemes Nov.22   Peru     Apec leaders make free-trade vow  Leaders from Asia-Pacific countries have pledged not to respond to the global financial crisis by raising trade barriers over 2009 Nov.24  Venezuela  Chavez passes election test Nov.27   Brazil   Death toll climbs in flooding   The toll from flooding in southern Brazil climbed to 97. 19 people remain missing. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew over the flooded... Nov.30  Venezuela  Chavez renews reelection ambition

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.8   Guantanamo Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty
Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro   Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years   Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007 Dec.22  Bolivia  Official: Plot to kill president foiled Dec.24  Chiapas  Eight bodies found in garbage bags


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Latin America, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.11  Venezuela  Chavez makes Colombia rebel call
Mar.1   Ecuador
  Raul Reyes, the top commander of left-wing guerrillas was killed in an air raid followed by a ground operation
 Ecuador has protested to Colombia over the incursion. Raul Reyes died along with at least 16 other rebels and one Colombian soldier
Mar.7   Dominican Republic   Leaders say Colombia crisis over   The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border rai... May.15  Colombia  Farc rebel link files 'genuine' May.18   Colombia   Rebel leader surrenders  Nelly Avila Moreno, also known as 'Karina' surrendered, the latest major blow for insurgents who have waged war against the state for 40 ye... May.19   Venezuela U.S. plane strays into Venezuela
Jun.8  Venezuela  End struggle, Chavez urges Farc Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Sep.10   Venezuela 2 Russian bombers land in Venezuela   The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers have landed at a Venezuelan airfield, from which they will carry out training flights for several day



Latin America, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.21   Venezuela Jetliner crashes in mountains  A plane that was reported missing with 46 people aboard has crashed in the Andes. Emergency crews have launched rescue attempts Apr.3  Brazil  Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue May.30  Honduras  4 dead after airliner overshoots runway Jun.20  Mexico  12 trampled to death in Mexico City Aug.30  Cuba  Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav Aug.30  Cuba  Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4 Sep.5   Haiti 'Hundreds' killed by storm
Sep.6  Caribbean  Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike Sep.7  Cuba  Ike makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane Sep.9   Cuba Ike bears down on Cuba again Nov.4   Mexico Interior Minister killed in crash Nov.7   Haiti At least 84 dead in school collapse Map of Petionville Haiti
  100 people have been injured. Rescuers planned to continue working into the night to dig out students and teachers buried in the rubble.    150 people had been injured, but many more remained missing. Fortin Augustin, who owns College La Promesse Evangelique in Petionville, surrender...
Nov.27   Brazil Death toll climbs in flooding   The toll from flooding in southern Brazil climbed to 97. 19 people remain missing. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew over the flooded...



Latin America, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jul.18   Argentina President drops farm tax after protests
Nov.22   Peru   Apec leaders make free-trade vow  Leaders from Asia-Pacific countries have pledged not to respond to the global financial crisis by raising trade barriers over 2009



Latin America, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.10   Venezuela Freed hostages reunited with families   2 hostages freed by Colombian rebels have landed in Caracas, where their friends and family carrying flowers clapped and embraced them Jan.13  Colombia  Freed hostage sees son Feb.11  Guantanamo  6 Gitmo detainees to face trial for 9/11 Apr.8   Haiti Rioters storm presidential palace
Jun.5   Guantanamo 9/11 suspects on trial  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and 4 other key suspects are appearing at a military tribunal Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.15  Colombia  Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue Jul.20  Colombia  World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Aug.6   Guantanamo   Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty  A US military jury has convicted Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism. The verdict is the first to be delivered in a full war crimes trial Aug.30  Mexico  Masses march against violence in Mexico Oct.7   Guantanamo Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo  A federal judge has ordered the immediate release into the U.S. of 17 Chinese Muslims who have been held for several years in the facility Oct.8  Guantanamo  Guantanamo Uighur release blocked Nov.13  Colombia  3 million bilked in pyramid schemes Dec.8   Guantanamo Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty
Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years   Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007 Dec.24  Chiapas  Eight bodies found in garbage bags



Latin America, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.11  Venezuela  Chavez makes Colombia rebel call Jan.31  Rio de Janeiro  Rio judge bans float on Holocaust Feb.19   Cuba   Castro resigns as president
  Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president and commander in chief of the military , according to a letter published in the Granma.    The resignation ends nearly a half-century of iron-fisted rule that frustrated 10 U.S. presidents. Bush said Castro's decision o...
Feb.24   Cuba Raul Castro named president
  Raul Castro has been unanimously selected to succeed his brother Fidel as leader by National Assembly.    Fidel Castro, 81, had been out of the public eye since July 2006 when he had major surgery. Raul's name was the only one put...
Mar.3   Ecuador Ecuador cuts ties with Colombia Mar.7   Dominican Republic   Leaders say Colombia crisis over   The presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia have shaken hands at a summit, marking the end of a crisis triggered by a cross-border rai... Mar.8  French Guiana  Europe's rocket launches to space Apr.8   Haiti Rioters storm presidential palace Apr.12  Haiti  Prime minister ousted over food prices Apr.20   Paraguay Exit polls projected Lugo winning May.4   Bolivia State backs autonomy May.15  Colombia  Farc rebel link files 'genuine' May.16   Dominican Republic President wins election May.24   Colombia   FARC leader dead  Defense ministry: Pedro Antonio Marin, known as Manuel Marulanda Vilez and nicknamed Tirofijo, is believed to have died of a heart attack May.29  Amazon  Isolated tribe spotted Jul.18   Argentina President drops farm tax after protests Jul.20  Colombia  World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Aug.10  Bolivia  Morales won a decisive mandate Aug.30  Mexico  Masses march against violence in Mexico Sep.11   Venezuela Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador  President Hugo Chavez said he is recalling his own ambassador from Washington and expelling the U.S. ambassador from Venezuela Sep.14   Bolivia Morales struggling to control Bolivia Sep.16  Bolivia  Governor arressted after 30 killed Sep.28  Ecuador  Correa heads toward charter win Nov.22   Peru   Apec leaders make free-trade vow  Leaders from Asia-Pacific countries have pledged not to respond to the global financial crisis by raising trade barriers over 2009 Nov.24  Venezuela  Chavez passes election test Nov.30  Venezuela  Chavez renews reelection ambition Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years   Protesters took to the beaches of Copacabana to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in the city since January 2007 Dec.22  Bolivia  Official: Plot to kill president foiled