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Ministers found in contempt of parliament over legal advice – why it matters for Brexit

After a humiliating defeat in parliament, the British government has agreed to publish the full legal advice it received from the attorney general on the Brexit withdrawal agreement. MPs voted by 311 to 293 in favour of a motion on December 4 that ministers – as a collective – were in “contempt of parliament” for their refusal to do so.

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Bolivia's Maritime Claim: Battle to Undo 139-Year-Old Conquest

Bolivia's Day of the Sea, observed every Mar. 23, commemorates the nation's loss of sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean to Chile during the War of the Pacific (1879 - 1884). This year's anniversary coincides with oral hearings in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, between March 19 and 28, during which Bolivia and Chile presented arguments to settle the 139-year-old territorial dispute.

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  • Countries Latin America

Venezuela: More Congratulations Follow Maduro's Re-election

More heads of state have come forward to congratulate Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on his successful re-election on May 20, while the European Union and Organization of American States (OAS) refuse to recognize the results.

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  • Countries Latin America
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