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    European Union urges end to Iran protest violence

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:58pm on November 21, 2019

    The European Union on Thursday urged Iran to show ‘maximum restraint’ in handling protests that have rocked the country in recent days, leaving several people...

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    Indigenous people divided over Morales

    Reuters . El Alto, Bolivia | Updated at 11:56pm on November 21, 2019

    In the high-altitude Bolivian city of El Alto, perched on barren steppe above the capital, indigenous activists have led the fight for the return of...

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    Bolivian interim president asks Congress to approve law for polls

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 02:57pm on November 21, 2019

    Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez asked Congress Wednesday to approve a law that would allow for new elections, after deadly unrest following the resignation of...

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    Sebastian Pinera slams police over violence against protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 03:08pm on November 18, 2019

    President Sebastian Pinera condemned on Sunday for the first time what he called abuses committed by police in dealing with four weeks of violent unrest...

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    Bolivian interim president promises to hold elections soon

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 01:45pm on November 18, 2019

    Bolivia’s interim president said Sunday she would call new elections soon, as the country struggles with violent unrest a week after the resignation of Evo...

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    UN rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could ‘spin out of control’

    Agence-France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 01:02pm on November 17, 2019

    Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, an international monitor reported Saturday, as the UN rights chief warned that excessive force by police...

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    Five Morales supporters killed in clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Sacaba , Bolivia | Updated at 10:35pm on November 16, 2019

    Five supporters of former president Evo Morales were killed Friday in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Bolivia, according to an AFP correspondent...

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    Chile to hold referendum to replace constitution

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:54pm on November 16, 2019

    Chile said Friday it would hold a referendum to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution — a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of...

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    Suu Kyi sued in Argentina over crimes against Rohingyas

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires, Argentina | Updated at 06:24pm on November 14, 2019

    Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya...

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    Clashes as Bolivian interim president move to fill in the blank

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 03:22pm on November 14, 2019

    Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez moved Wednesday to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales, who said he was ready to...