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Latin America Digest: Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico

Today’s One-Line News Briefs:

-- San Jose, Costa Rica — Former Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez went on trial Wednesday in a corruption case that forced him to resign as head of the Organization of American States six years ago.

-- Miami — Nearly 250 Colombians who say they and relatives were victims of violence by Colombian right-wing paramilitaries filed a lawsuit in Florida seeking more than $1 billion in damages from the Chiquita banana company, which has admitted making payments to paramilitaries.

-- Buenos Aires — Argentine human rights groups requested a local judicial investigation of killings, disappearances and alleged genocide committed during Spain’s Civil War and Gen. Francisco Franco’s long dictatorship.

-- Monterrey, Mexico — A cargo plane crashed into traffic while trying to land overnight in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, killing all five crew members on board, authorities said.

-- Times wire reports

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