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    Nine people killed in Brazil building collapse

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 01:41pm on October 20, 2019

    The death toll from an apartment building collapse in northeast Brazil reached nine on Saturday, an official said, after the body of the last missing...

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    Three dead in riots, violent clashes continue in Chile capital

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:14pm on October 20, 2019

    Three people died in a fire inside a Santiago supermarket that was ransacked early Sunday, as violent clashes between protesters and security forces continued, said...

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    Emergency declared in Chile

    Reuters . Santiago | Updated at 12:16pm on October 19, 2019

    Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos...

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    Cartel fighters oust Mexican security forces, free drug lord

    Reuters. Mexico City | Updated at 11:21am on October 18, 2019

    Heavily armed cartel fighters surrounded security forces and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons, whose brief apprehension triggered intense...

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    14 police personnel killed in attack in western Mexico

    Agence-France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2019

    Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an ambush in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive...

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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...