A wall painting for Daniel Ortega’s 1996 election campaign. The Nicaraguan president, whose current term is due to run until 2016, has since changed the constitution to enable perpetual re-election (and, with it, perpetual immunity). Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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Julio Iglesias on stage in South Africa. Photograph: Michelly Rall/Wireimage

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President  Higgins and Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla  walk to a joint news conference at the Presidential house in San Jose on October 28th. Mr Higgins largely steered clear of contentious political issues during his Latin American tour. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

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People spend time in a waiting room at the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Bolivia has joined two other Latin American nations in their willingness to offer asylum to former US intelligence contractor Edward SnowdenBolivia(...)