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    Police join opposition as crisis mounts in Bolivia

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz, Bolivia | Updated at 11:52pm on November 09, 2019

    Police in three Bolivian cities joined anti-government protests Friday, in one case marching with demonstrators in La Paz, in the first sign security forces are...

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    Lula walks free from jail

    Agence France-Presse . Curitiba, Brazil | Updated at 11:35pm on November 09, 2019

    Brazil’s leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a...

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    Chile leader Pinera says will not resign over protests

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:41pm on November 06, 2019

    Chilean president Sebastian Pinera said Tuesday he will not resign in the face of deadly protests over inequality and poor social conditions that have entered...

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    El Salvador expels Venezuelan diplomats challenging Maduro govt

    Agence France-Presse . San Salvador | Updated at 03:01pm on November 04, 2019

    El Salvador ordered Venezuela’s diplomats to leave the country in a challenge to president Nicolas Maduro, prompting his government to respond by expelling Salvadoran envoys...

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    Brazil in ‘civil war,’ says head of Congress’ pro-gun faction

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília, Brazil | Updated at 10:13pm on November 02, 2019

    Brazil is caught in a ‘civil war’ of crime and violence, the head of Congress’ pro-gun faction says, warning that ordinary Brazilians need to be...

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    ‘Prolific Bangladeshi human trafficker’ arrested in Brazil

    Reuters. Sao Paulo | Updated at 10:58am on November 02, 2019

    Brazilian federal police say that they have arrested Saifullah Al-Mamun, born in Bangladesh and considered by the authorities one of the world’s most prolific human...

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    Dozens wounded in Bolivia protests

    Agence-France-Presse .  Bolivia | Updated at 03:41pm on October 29, 2019

    Street battles broke out on Monday between supporters of president Evo Morales and opposition leader Carlos Mesa, leaving dozens wounded as protests against alleged electoral...

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    Protesters locked into fresh clash with security forces in Chile

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 03:08pm on October 29, 2019

    Chilean protesters clashed with security forces on Monday, several hours after embattled president Sebastian Pinera announced a cabinet reshuffle in his latest bid to end...

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    State of emergency ends in Chile, protests going on

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:47pm on October 28, 2019

    Chilean president Sebastian Pinera on Monday ended a state of emergency that lasted more than a week amid mass protests, but demonstrations continued nonetheless.

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    Peronists back into power ousting conservatives

    Reuters . Buenos Aires | Updated at 01:00pm on October 28, 2019

    Argentina’s Peronists swept back into power on Sunday, ousting conservative president Mauricio Macri in an election result that shifts Latin America’s No 3 economy firmly...

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