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    Peru child sacrifice discovery may be largest in history

    BBC | Updated at 09:53am on April 28, 2018

    Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest single mass child sacrifice event in human history. More than 140 children were sacrificed at about the...

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    Cuba ends Castro era

    Reuters . Havana | Updated at 12:42am on April 20, 2018

    Cuba’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959,...

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    Cuban vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on April 19, 2018

    Cuba’s Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president on Wednesday, with his vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel set to replace him in a...

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    68 killed as Venezuela jailbreak attempt sparks blaze

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:05am on March 30, 2018

    A total of 68 people died on Wednesday during an attempted jailbreak in Venezuela after a fire engulfed police holding cells in one of the...

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    12 dead after Ecuador bus slides off road: officials

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:35am on March 25, 2018

    Twelve people were killed and another 25 were injured on Saturday when the bus they were traveling in careened off a road in a coastal...

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    At least 44 die in Peru after bus plunges into ravine

    Reuters | Updated at 10:24am on February 22, 2018

    At least 44 people died in Peru on Wednesday when a bus hurtled some 100 metres into a ravine in the mountainous south in the...

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    Clash with military in Venezuela mining town leaves 18 dead

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:08pm on February 12, 2018

    A military raid against suspected criminals in a troubled mining area in southeastern Venezuela has left 18 people dead, human rights organisations and...

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    Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito' commits suicide

    Reuters | Updated at 09:10am on February 02, 2018

    The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday aged 68 after being treated for months for...

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    Five killed in bomb attack at Colombia police station

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:55am on January 28, 2018

    At least five police officers were killed and 41 others wounded Saturday when alleged drug traffickers detonated a bomb at a station in the northern...

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    Shooting in Brazil dance club kills 14

    Reuters . Sao Paulo | Updated at 01:44am on January 28, 2018

    Gunmen shot and killed at least 14 people early Saturday in a crowded dance club in the northeastern Brazil city of Fortaleza, authorities said...