Latin America

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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...

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    Guaido calls demo to maintain pressure on Maduro

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:03am on April 07, 2019

    Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido urged his supporters to demonstrate in the streets Saturday to maintain pressure on his rival president Nicolas Maduro, amid rising...

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    More Russian troops could arrive: Venezuelan deputy minister

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on April 05, 2019

    Venezuela’s deputy foreign minister Ivan Gil said on Thursday he does not rule out that more Russian military personnel may arrive in Venezuela under agreements...

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    Guaido stripped of immunity, can face prosecution

    Agence-France-Presse . Venezuela | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    Venezuelan lawmakers loyal to president Nicolas Maduro stripped opposition leader Juan Guaido’s immunity Tuesday — and authorised the high court to criminally prosecute him for...

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    Venezuelans break barricades, cross Colombia border

    Reuters . Bogota | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    Thousands of Venezuelans broke through barricades along the international border with Colombia on Tuesday, according to the migration office in Bogota, which warned Venezuelan president...

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    20 killed as Peru bus catches fire

    Reuters . Lima | Updated at 12:00am on April 02, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed and eight injured when the double-decker bus they were traveling in caught on fire in the Peruvian capital Lima...

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    Lack of power, water sparks protests in Venezuela

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on April 02, 2019

    Angry Venezuelans set up burning barricades near the presidential palace in Caracas and in other parts of the country on Sunday in protests over constant...

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    Maduro bars Guaido from holding public office

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on March 30, 2019

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s regime, bolstered by a Russian military deployment infuriating the US, on Thursday announced a ban on Washington-backed self-declared interim leader Juan...