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    First commercial electric plane takes flight

    Agence France-Presse . Vancouver | Updated at 11:20pm on December 11, 2019

    The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and offering hope that...

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    Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:50pm on December 10, 2019

    A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after it took off from the country’s south for a base in Antarctica and...

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    3rd general strike keeps pressure on Colombia’s Duque

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombia | Updated at 03:25pm on December 05, 2019

    Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia’s capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country’s third general strike in two weeks....

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    Mexican president says Morales ‘victim of a coup d’etat’

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 03:12pm on December 02, 2019

    Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that former Bolivian leader Evo Morales was the ‘victim of a coup d’etat.’..

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    Peruvian opposition leader released from jail

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 02:22pm on November 30, 2019

    Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction...

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    Thousands march in Colombia to keep pressure on Duque

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombia | Updated at 10:23pm on November 28, 2019

    Colombian unions marked their second general strike in a week on Wednesday as tens of thousands poured onto the streets in protest against the government...

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    Chilean police commit ‘serious human rights violations’: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 02:46pm on November 27, 2019

    Chile’s national police committed ‘serious human rights violations’ as weeks of violent demonstrations across the South American country claimed 25 lives, Human Rights Watch said...

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    Mexican protesters demand steps to curb violence against women

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 01:49pm on November 26, 2019

    Demonstrators smashed windows, spray-painted monuments and clashed with riot police Monday on Mexico City’s main avenue to protest Mexican authorities’ failure to stop a spiral...

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    President Duque opens dialogue to calm down public rage

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 03:28pm on November 25, 2019

    Under-fire Colombian president Ivan Duque, the target of days of unprecedented anti-government protests, on Sunday opened a national dialogue aimed at assuaging popular anger...

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    Bolivia authorises new elections without Morales

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz, Bolivia | Updated at 02:19pm on November 24, 2019

    Bolivia’s Congress approved a bill Saturday that opens the door to new elections without ex-president Evo Morales, as the caretaker government met with protesters to...

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