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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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    Brazil is governed by madmen: Lula

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday said the country is governed by a ‘gang of madmen’ in his first interview from...

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    Terrorists continue plotting Sri Lanka attacks: US

    Reuters | Updated at 01:16pm on April 22, 2019

    The United States State Department said in a revised travel advisory ‘terrorist groups’ were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka after 290 people...

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    Colombian landslide kills 17

    Reuters . Bogota | Updated at 01:13pm on April 22, 2019

    Seventeen people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country’s disaster...

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    Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Garcia kills self

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 01:52am on April 18, 2019

    Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest...

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    Ecuador hit by 40m cyber attacks since Assange arrest

    Agence-France-Presse . Ecuador | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2019

    Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the web pages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of...

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    Venezuelans seeking European asylum in ‘record’ numbers

    Agence-France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2019

    Venezuelans and other Latin Americans are filing a surge in requests for asylum in European countries, which are more accustomed to dealing with migrants from...

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    Thousands rally in Brazil to protest at Lula’s first year in prison

    Agence-France-Presse . Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on April 09, 2019

    Several thousand supporters of former Brazilian president LuizInacio Lula da Silva rallied on Sunday outside the prison where he has now been held for a...

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    Guaido declares ‘definitive escalation’

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 11:53am on April 07, 2019

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday launched what he promised would be a ‘definitive escalation’ of pressure to force the...