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    Venezuela’s Guaido eyes second chance after trying ‘everything’

    Agence-France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 11:27pm on January 05, 2020

    Juan Guaido ‘tried everything’ in 2019 to force Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro from power, to no avail. Yet the 36-year-old opposition leader has vowed to...

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    10 dead in prison riot in Venezuela

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 11:27pm on January 01, 2020

    Gang fighting at a jail in Venezuela left at least 10 inmates dead, an NGO reported Tuesday. At least four grenades were detonated in clashes...

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    Bolivia slams Spain for allegedly ‘trampling’ its sovereignty

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 03:38pm on December 28, 2019

    Bolivia on Friday slammed its former colonial ruler Spain for allegedly ‘trampling’ its sovereignty in a deepening diplomatic row...

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    Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 03:31pm on December 28, 2019

    Thousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile....

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    Peruvian McDonald’s fined $250,000 after employees die

    Agence France-Presse. Lima | Updated at 12:34pm on December 27, 2019

    Peruvian authorities on Thursday fined the local owner of a McDonald’s franchise $250,000 for serious safety violations after two employees were electrocuted to death. Two...

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    Families homeless at Christmas after forest fire in Chilean port

    Agence-France-Presse. Chile | Updated at 11:16pm on December 26, 2019

    Dozens of families found themselves homeless over Christmas after a forest fire in the Chilean tourist port city of Valparaiso burned through two hillside neighbourhoods....

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    Morales claims United States orchestrated ‘coup’ to tap Bolivia’s lithium

    Agence-France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:50pm on December 25, 2019

    Former Bolivia president Evo Morales said on Tuesday that he was forced from office by a United States-backed coup d’etat aimed at gaining access to...

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    18 more prisoners killed in Honduras prison clash

    Agence France-Presse . Tegucigalpa | Updated at 02:58pm on December 23, 2019

    Eighteen people were killed in Sunday afternoon clashes between prisoners at a jail in central Honduras, less than two days after another 18 died in...

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    At least 18 inmates killed, 16 hurt in Honduras prison clash

    Agence France-Presse . Tegucigalpa | Updated at 04:28pm on December 22, 2019

    At least 18 inmates died and 16 were injured in overnight clashes between prisoners in Honduras after fighting erupted at a jail in the northern...

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    Cuba gets first PM in over 40 years

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 02:05pm on December 22, 2019

    Cuba’s first prime minister in more than four decades—long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero—took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by...