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    Forest fires in Brazil surge as deforestation accelerates

    Agence-France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    The number of forest fires in Brazil surged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as president Jair Bolsonaro faces growing criticism...

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    Brazil bus hijacker shot dead by police

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:15am on August 21, 2019

    A gunman holding a busload of passengers hostage in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday was shot dead by police, officials said, ending the hours-long hijacking....

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    Venezuela threatens early polls to pressure opposition

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    Threatening to bring forward parliamentary elections is the latest card played by Venezuela’s regime to put pressure on the US-backed opposition at the negotiating table...

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    Mexico rescues 45,000 migrants from human traffickers in 8 months

    Agence-France-Presse .  Mexico City | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    Mexico said Wednesday it has rescued more than 45,000 undocumented migrants from human traffickers since president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office last December. The...

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    Thousands of women march in Brazil against president

    Agence-France-Presse . Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2019

    Tens of thousands of women took to the streets of Brazil’s capital Wednesday to denounce president Jair Bolsonaro, in the third anti-government protest in the...

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    57 dead in Brazil prison riot

    Agence-France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:12am on July 30, 2019

    At least 57 inmates were killed during a prison riot in northern Brazil on Monday as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said....

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    Mexico, Honduras to create new jobs to curb migration to US

    Reuters. Mexico City | Updated at 10:22am on July 28, 2019

    Mexico’s government said on Saturday that it would help Honduras create 20,000 jobs this year and support its coffee farmers as the two countries seek...

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    E-cigarettes should be regulated: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 02:25pm on July 27, 2019

    Electronic cigarettes are ‘undoubtedly harmful’ and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it...

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    19 dead from alcohol toxicity in Costa Rica

    Agence France-Presse . San Jose | Updated at 01:11pm on July 21, 2019

    Alcohol tainted with potentially toxic levels of methanol has killed 19 people in Costa Rica, where...

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    US announces $7 mn reward to find Hezbollah spy Salman

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:24pm on July 20, 2019

    The United States on Friday offered a $7 million reward to find a Hezbollah operative accused...