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    Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 85

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:10am on January 21, 2019

    The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 85 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a...

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    Extreme poverty rises again in Latin America

    Agence-France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    Extreme poverty in Latin America hit its highest level for nine years in 2017, according to a report by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin...

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    Trump praises Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ leader

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

    US president Donald Trump likes Brazil’s controversial new leader Jair Bolsonaro — especially his nickname.‘They say he’s the Donald Trump of South America, do you...

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    Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan

    Agence France-Presse . San Pedro Sula, Honduras | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that US president Donald Trump cited Tuesday to justify...

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    US vows to pressure Venezuela’s ‘illegitimate’ Maduro

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:33pm on January 11, 2019

    The United States on Thursday refused to recognise Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s legitimacy as he started a ‘controversial’ new term and urged rank-and-file government employees...

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    Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to US, denounces Maduro

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 12:06pm on January 07, 2019

    Former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Christian Zerpa has fled to the United States to protest president Nicolas Maduro's second term that will begin with his...

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    Military uneasy with Bolsonaro’s openness to US base

    Reuters . Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on January 07, 2019

    Comments from Brazil’s new right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro that he would be open to the United States operating a military base on Brazilian soil have...

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    Cuba celebrates 60 years of revolution

    Agence-France-Presse. Cuba | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    Cuba, long a source of inspiration for leftist Latin American governments, celebrated the 60th anniversary of its revolution on Tuesday facing increasing isolation in a...

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    Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, says nation ‘liberated from socialism’

    Reuters . Brasilia | Updated at 12:00am on January 03, 2019

    Brazil’s newly inaugurated president Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday his election had freed the country from ‘socialism and political correctness,’ and he vowed to tackle...

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    Brazil enters new era with far-right president

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2019

    Brazil entered a new chapter in its history on Tuesday, embracing a far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, whose determination to break with decades of centrist rule...