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    Venezuela braces for unrest as Maduro clamps down

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    Venezuela braced Saturday for another day of nationwide protests after President Nicolas Maduro clamped down further on opposition leader Juan Guaido, locking up his deputy...

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    Mexicans march for their missing children

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

    Mexicans with missing children led marches on Friday — when Mother’s Day is celebrated here — to protest the government’s failure to find their sons...

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    Four dead in explosion at house in Colombia’s capital

    AP/UNB. Bogota | Updated at 12:57pm on May 11, 2019

    Four people died and at least eight were injured after an explosion at an ‘underground gunpowder store’ in Bogota. Fire fighter Pedro Monasalva said that...

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    Venezuela detains top Guaido aide

    Agence-France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    Venezuelan intelligence agents arrested Wednesday the deputy leader of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, a move immediately denounced by its leader Juan Guaido.Edgar Zambrano, Guaido’s deputy...

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    Bolsonaro’s decree allows millions of Brazilians to carry guns

    Agence-France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    Truckers, lawyers and politicians are among millions of Brazilians eligible to carry loaded weapons in public under far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s decree relaxing gun laws...

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    US-Mexico border detentions top 100,000 for 2nd month in a row

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    The number of migrants detained entering the United States from Mexico without documents in April topped 100,000 for the second month in a row, US...

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    Seven die in Venezuela army copter crash

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 01:42pm on May 05, 2019

    A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed close to Caracas on Saturday morning, killing all seven people on board, the Defence Ministry said in...

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    One shot dead, 27 hurt in Venezuela May Day clashes

    Agence France-Presse. Caracas | Updated at 10:41am on May 02, 2019

    A woman was shot dead and more than two dozen people were injured during May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s armed forces in...

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    Guaido calls on troops to join him

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on May 01, 2019

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday called for a military uprising to oust president Nicolas Maduro and armed factions clashed at a protest outside...

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    Guaido makes new appeal to army

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on April 29, 2019

    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido used his latest mass rally on Saturday to reiterate an appeal to the army to end its support for Nicolas...

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