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    US slaps sanctions on Venezuela state airline

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:32pm on February 08, 2020

    The United States on Friday criminalized transactions with Venezuelan flag carrier Conviasa, saying it wanted to pressure president Nicolas Maduro to cede power. Under the...

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    Compared with previous year Amazon deforestation doubled in Jan

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 02:16pm on February 08, 2020

    Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data published Friday...

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    Guaido calls for a great mobilisation

    Agence-France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:27am on February 03, 2020

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido promised ‘a great mobilisation in Caracas’ when he returns to the country after a two-week international tour, drumming up support...

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    Fourth death as protests grow in Chile

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 11:04pm on February 01, 2020

    A man died of carbon monoxide poisoning after a supermarket was torched in Chile’s capital Friday, and another succumbed to injuries sustained in clashes with...

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    52 killed in Brazil flood

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha/ Xinhua. Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:39am on January 29, 2020

    Severe flood has left a total of 52 people dead in southeast Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, the state civil defence agency said on Tuesday. One...

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    Bolivia president asks all ministers to resign

    Agence-France-Presse . Bolivia | Updated at 04:37pm on January 27, 2020

    Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez has asked all her ministers to resign a little more than three months before a general election. The news Sunday...

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    Women grab limelight at India’s Republic Day pageantry

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:43pm on January 26, 2020

    Huge crowds gathered for India’s Republic Day parade Sunday, with women taking centre-stage at the annual pomp-filled spectacle of military might featuring army tanks, horses...

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    Peru president eyes blow to opposition in congressional polls

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 11:39pm on January 26, 2020

    President Martin Vizcarra looks set to break the opposition stranglehold on Peru’s Congress as legislative elections get underway on Sunday, the first time they have...

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    First Chilean police officer in court as protest flare anew

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 12:20am on January 26, 2020

    A Chilean police officer appeared in court Friday in the first instance of prosecutors bringing charges over eye injuries blamed on security forces during Chile’s...

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    Maduro celebrates Guaido failure

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 10:22pm on January 24, 2020

    Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro goaded opposition leader Juan Guaido during a rally in Caracas on Thursday, taunting his rival for failing to unseat him.A year...