Latin America

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    Vina del Mar music festival goes ahead despite tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Viña del Mar | Updated at 11:43pm on February 24, 2020

    Protest-hit Chile takes a tentative step back to normality on Sunday when Latin America’s biggest music festival gets underway at Vina del Mar amid heightened...

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    Argentina creditors jockey for lead ahead of $100b debt talks

    Reuters . London/ New York/ Buenos Aires | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2019

    Several factions of Argentina’s bondholders are jostling for influence ahead of restructuring talks with incoming president Alberto Fernandez as Latin America’s third-largest economy tries to...

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    People are rising up all over the world

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2019

    LATELY there seems to be an unusually large number of mass resistance movements unfolding in countries all over the world. In the US, Puerto Rico’s...

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    Chile and its history of western interference

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2019

    CHILE is experiencing the largest and most serious political crisis and public unrest throughout Santiago and the country’s major cities since the return to ‘democracy’...

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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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    Bangladesh plans FTA with South American trade bloc

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    Bangladesh is considering entering into a free trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc, finding potentials for export of some major products produced...

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    Guaido ramps up pressure after border clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Ureña, Venezuela | Updated at 11:13am on February 24, 2019

    International pressure mounted against Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro on Sunday, with Washington vowing to ‘take action’ after opposition efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the...

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    US-backed Guaido claims Venezuelan presidency

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 03:31pm on January 24, 2019

    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning backing from Washington and parts of...

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    Extreme poverty rises again in Latin America

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

    Extreme poverty in Latin America hit its highest level for nine years in 2017, according to a report by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin...

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    Violence against women ‘normal’ to young Latin Americans

    Reuters | Updated at 07:38pm on July 25, 2018

      Two in every five teenage boys in eight countries in Latin America and the Caribbean believe a drunk woman is to be blamed for...