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    Five more people killed in Chile riot fire

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:43pm on October 21, 2019

    Five people died on Sunday when a garment factory was torched by looters near Chile’s capital Santiago, bringing the death toll in a wave of...

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    Bolivians vote on extending Evo’s rule

    Reuters . Lapaz | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    Bolivians will vote in an election on Sunday to decide whether to extend the rule of president Evo Morales to nearly two decades or oust...

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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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    Chile army declares curfew

    Reuters . Santiago | Updated at 01:14pm on October 20, 2019

    The Chilean military declared a night-time curfew in the capital on Saturday and president Sebastian Pinera announced he would freeze an unpopular public transport policy,...

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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...