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    Treat fleeing Venezuelans as refugees: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    Venezuelans fleeing political and economic crisis at home deserve protection as refugees, the United Nations said on Tuesday, urging other states not to deport them.Some...

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    Brazil’s jailed ex-leader Lula wants to marry if freed

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília, Brazil | Updated at 12:29am on May 21, 2019

    Brazil’s imprisoned ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, still loved by large parts of the population, plans to remarry if he is released from prison,...

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    Six women among 11 killed in Brazil bar shooting

    Reuters . Sao Paulo | Updated at 11:34am on May 20, 2019

    An armed group entered a bar in the Brazilian northern city of Belem on Sunday and fired at patrons, killing 11 people and leaving one...

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    Maduro hails start of Norway-brokered talks with opposition

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 02:55pm on May 18, 2019

    President Nicolas Maduro welcomed Friday the ‘beginning of talks’ with the Venezuelan opposition in Norway, after months of bloody clashes between...

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    Pollution alert extended in Mexico City

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 02:40pm on May 16, 2019

    Mexico City declared an air pollution alert for the second straight day on Wednesday, urging people to stay indoors, cancelling school and moving...

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    Venezuela accused of human rights violations

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    Amnesty International on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged crimes against humanity committed by the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, especially...

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    Guaido seeks Pentagon cooperation

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Saturday he has asked his envoy to the United States to meet with Pentagon officials to ‘cooperate’ on...

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    35 bodies found in Mexican mass graves

    Agence France-Presse . Guadalajara | Updated at 12:01pm on May 12, 2019

    Local authorities have discovered the remains of 35 people in mass graves in violent Jalisco state, on Mexico’s central Pacific coast...

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    Cuban LGBT activists hold pride rally defying Govt warning

    Reuters .Havana | Updated at 11:22am on May 12, 2019

    Cuban LGBT activists participate in an annual demonstration against homophobia and transphobia in Havana, Cuba, on May 11, 2019. — Reuters photo

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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...