Latin America

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    2.3m Venezuelans have fled crisis since 2015: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 09, 2018

    At least 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela’s economic and political crisis since 2015, the UN said Thursday, warning that host countries’ capacity to shelter...

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    Brazil to move Israel embassy

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 01:56am on November 03, 2018

    Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro confirmed Thursday the country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, making the Latin American country the largest after...

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    Far-right Bolsonaro is Brazil’s new leader

    Agence-France-Presse . Brazil | Updated at 01:26am on October 30, 2018

    Brazil entered a new era Monday after electing its next president, Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right congressman who vowed a fundamental change in direction for the...

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    Mexico announces aid options for CenAm migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 02:00am on October 28, 2018

    Mexico on Friday announced it will offer Central American migrants medical care, education for their children and access to temporary jobs as long as they...

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    More violence feared as Brazil braces for far-right presidency

    Reuters . Sao Paulo | Updated at 01:29am on October 28, 2018

    After a presidential campaign that has seen political violence overshadow policy debate, many Brazilians fear attacks will continue after the likely election on Sunday of...

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    Maduro says US wants to have him killed

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 12:43am on October 13, 2018

    Socialist Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro accused the Trump administration on Thursday of seeking to assassinate him, as relations strain between the ideologically opposed nations....

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    Brazil presidential frontrunner injured in knife attack

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:10am on September 08, 2018

    Brazil’s right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed and seriously injured while campaigning Thursday, with police saying the suspect claimed to be acting on orders...

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    Massive fire tears through Rio's 200-year old National Museum

    Reuters . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 10:59am on September 03, 2018

    A massive fire raced through Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items,...

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    Panic but no injuries as Venezuela hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:19am on August 22, 2018

    Venezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, causing buildings to sway and people to run...

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    Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

    Reuters | Updated at 10:43am on August 19, 2018

    Tears welled up in Gabriel Malavolta's eyes on Saturday as he realized his dream of a new life in Peru was over, at least for...