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News sources

NEXIS|
This database provides access to the full text of newspapers worldwide. It includes a number of newspapers published in Latin American nations. Nexis also holds a significant amount of economic and investment related information. They have in-depth credit reports on companies registered in a wide range of Latin American countries and investment titles providing news comment and analysis.To see coverage, choose the browse sources option and select the name of the country.  

Factiva|
Also has extensive English language and foreign coverage. Emphasis upon business and trade news. No news alerts. Note the LSE is trialing this service and only has 5 concurrent log ins. If you see a log in box on the right handside of the screen you are not properly logged in. Try again later! 

Latin News Daily| 
This electronic resource contains a report of news every weekday from Latin America. There is a main update on an important story or issue and then reports from different areas of the country.

Latin American Newsletters|

This site contains a collection of reports and newsletters on political and economic developments in Latin America. It includes Latin America weekly report and regional reports from Latin American countries.

Latin America Data Base|
The Latin America Data Base consists of three news digests from the Latin American Institute of the University of New Mexico. SourceMex covers economic and political news and analysis of Mexico, NotiSur political, economic and social issues in South America, NotiCen Central American and Caribbean political and economic affairs, including Cuba.

Protesta Humana : digital Latin American newspapers|
Provides free online access to a rare collection of late 19th Century anarchist, socialist, and communist newspapers published in Buenos Aires, Argentina including: La Protesta Humana (Periodico Anarquista) and La Organización Obrera (Organo de la Federacion Obrera Argentina). It includes a searchable catalogue of full text newspapers covering topics such as socialism, elections and working conditions. Information is in Spanish only.

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Latin News Daily
  • In Brief – Guatemala
    SECURITY | New armed forces chief appointed.
  • Guatemala drug king pin pleads guilty
    Guatemala: On 18 August the Guatemalan drug king pin, Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, head of the local Lorenzana drug gang,  pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to ship over 450kg of cocaine to the US. The announcement was made by the US Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell and Acting Special Agent in Charge, Robert W. Patterson of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), in the District of Colombia. In a US justice department press release, Caldwell said: “The Kingpin and patriarch of this family has now been extradited and convicted in the US, and two of his sons are awaiting extradition from Guatemala”. According to the same press release, from March 1996 to April 2009 Lorenzana and three of his sons “conspired to distribute multi-ton quantities of cocaine within Guatemala and elsewhere, knowing that the narcotics would be illegally imported into the United States for distribution”.  It continues: “the Lorenzana drug trafficking organization worked with drug trafficking organizations in Colombia and Mexico to transport shipments of cocaine by go-fast boats and airplanes to El Salvador and Guatemala for distribution to cities within the United States”.  Lorenzana was arrested by Guatemalan authorities on 26 April 2011 and was extradited to the US in March 2014. Sentencing will be announced at a later date.
  • Morales leaves nothing to chance in Bolivia
    Development: On 27 August Bolivia’s economy minister, Luis Arce, announced a 10% salary increase for workers from nine designated strategic state companies, retroactive as of 1 January 2014.