August 30, 2014
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Opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva said that Brazil's recession is very worrying and her government would work to restore the credibility of the country's economic policies to recover investment and growth if elected.
Brazil's economy suffered a recession in the first half of the year, government data showed today, dealing a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already diminishing hopes for reelection in October.
Peruvian police seized a record 6.5 tonnes of cocaine in a quiet coastal town this week, arresting seven Peruvians and two Mexicans suspected of trying to smuggle the load to Europe as coal, President Ollanta Humala said.
A surging Marina Silva took Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to task in an election debate where she touted her government's achievements in improving social conditions and defending wages in the midst of global economic crisis.
Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the creation of a fingerprinting system in stores that sell food to limit smuggling of subsidized staple products.