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    Curfew, military control declared in Ecuador

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 02:32pm on October 13, 2019

    Ecuador president Lenin Moreno on Saturday ordered the capital Quito and surrounding areas placed under curfew and military control, as an 11th day of deadly...

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    17 dead, 30 hurt in Peru road accident

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 12:54pm on October 02, 2019

    At least 17 people were killed and some 30 injured when a bus plunged off a cliff on Tuesday in the mountainous Cusco region of...

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    Peru president dissolves parliament, calls for elections

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 01:12pm on October 01, 2019

    Peru’s president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis. The announcement...

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    EU sanctions 7 Venezuelan officials

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on September 28, 2019

    The EU on Friday imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan intelligence and security officials for alleged grave rights violations including torture and the killing of a...

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    2 Venezuelan soldiers get 6-year in jail over custodial death

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 03:02pm on September 25, 2019

    Two Venezuelan soldiers were given six years in prison on Tuesday over the death in custody of a navy officer accused of plotting to assassinate...

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    Brazil arrests 63, $8.7m fines over fires in Amazon

    Agence-France-Presse . Brazil | Updated at 12:25am on September 25, 2019

    Brazil’s defence minister said on Monday 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight raging...

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    63 people arrested in Brazil over Amazon rainforest fires

    Agence France- Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 02:12pm on September 24, 2019

    Brazil’s defence minister said on Monday that 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight...

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    Trudeau returns to campaign with promise of lower taxes

    Agence-Presse-France . Montreal | Updated at 12:00am on September 24, 2019

    Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday resumed his re-election campaign with a promise to lower taxes, but once again had to apologize for a...

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    World leaders meet over Amazon rainforest fire

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 01:52pm on September 22, 2019

    The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York,...

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    Seven killed, three hurt in Colombia plane crash

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 02:29pm on September 16, 2019

    At least seven people were killed and three others were injured when a small plane crashed in south western Colombia on Sunday, a fire fighter...

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