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    3rd general strike keeps pressure on Colombia’s Duque

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombia | Updated at 03:25pm on December 05, 2019

    Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia’s capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country’s third general strike in two weeks....

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    Mexican president says Morales ‘victim of a coup d’etat’

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 03:12pm on December 02, 2019

    Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that former Bolivian leader Evo Morales was the ‘victim of a coup d’etat.’..

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    Peruvian opposition leader released from jail

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 02:22pm on November 30, 2019

    Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction...

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    Thousands march in Colombia to keep pressure on Duque

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombia | Updated at 10:23pm on November 28, 2019

    Colombian unions marked their second general strike in a week on Wednesday as tens of thousands poured onto the streets in protest against the government...

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    Chilean police commit ‘serious human rights violations’: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 02:46pm on November 27, 2019

    Chile’s national police committed ‘serious human rights violations’ as weeks of violent demonstrations across the South American country claimed 25 lives, Human Rights Watch said...

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    Mexican protesters demand steps to curb violence against women

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 01:49pm on November 26, 2019

    Demonstrators smashed windows, spray-painted monuments and clashed with riot police Monday on Mexico City’s main avenue to protest Mexican authorities’ failure to stop a spiral...

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    President Duque opens dialogue to calm down public rage

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 03:28pm on November 25, 2019

    Under-fire Colombian president Ivan Duque, the target of days of unprecedented anti-government protests, on Sunday opened a national dialogue aimed at assuaging popular anger...

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    Bolivia authorises new elections without Morales

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz, Bolivia | Updated at 02:19pm on November 24, 2019

    Bolivia’s Congress approved a bill Saturday that opens the door to new elections without ex-president Evo Morales, as the caretaker government met with protesters to...

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    Duque vows to reform policy following 3 deaths during protests

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 03:36pm on November 23, 2019

    Protesters picketed the home of Colombian president Ivan Duque on Friday, defying a curfew and the leader’s promises of a ‘national conversation’ on social policies...

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    Bolivia accuses Morales of ‘terrorism’

    Agence-France-Presse . Bolivia | Updated at 02:03pm on November 23, 2019

    Bolivia’s caretaker government on Friday filed a complaint accusing Evo Morales of ‘sedition and terrorism’ after the ex-president allegedly called on supporters to maintain blockades...

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