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    16 killed in Brazil bus accident

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 03:49pm on December 05, 2020

    A bus in Brazil plunged off a viaduct from a height of 20 meters on Friday after the brakes apparently failed, crashing onto rail tracks...

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    Thousands in Argentina march against legalising abortion

    Agence France-Presse .Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:06am on November 29, 2020

    Thousands of anti-abortion protesters, many of them mobilised by Catholic or evangelical groups, demonstrated on Saturday across Argentina against a government-backed new bill to legalise...

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    Brazil president won’t take COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 12:15am on November 28, 2020

    Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro has said he will not take a vaccine against the coronavirus even after it receives approval from his own government. ‘I’m...

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    At least 41 killed, 10 hurt in Brazil road accident

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 11:55am on November 26, 2020

    At least 41 people were killed and 10 injured on Wednesday when a bus and a truck crashed in southeastern Brazil, police said...

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    UN decries ‘structural racism’ in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:59pm on November 24, 2020

    The UN said Tuesday the deadly beating of a black man by white guards in Brazil exemplified ‘structural racism’, and called for an independent investigation...

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    Protests sparked after black man killed at Brazil supermarket

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 11:11am on November 21, 2020

    The death of a black man beaten by white security guards at a supermarket sparked protests across Brazil on Friday as the country celebrated Black...

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    UN chief ‘deeply disturbed’ by political unrest in Peru

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 09:39pm on November 17, 2020

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres is ‘deeply disturbed’ by a violent crackdown in Peru against people protesting the impeachment of former president Martin Vizcarra, his spokesman...

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    Peru president faces calls to resign after three protesters killed

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 10:15pm on November 15, 2020

    The head of Peru’s Congress has called for the ‘immediate resignation’ of interim president Manuel Merino after a violent crackdown on protests against his new...

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    Mayor murdered in violence-plagued eastern Mexico

    Agence France-Presse. Coatzacoalcos | Updated at 11:02am on November 12, 2020

    A mayor has been murdered in an eastern region of Mexico wracked by cartel-related violence, authorities said Wednesday. Florisel Rios, mayor of Jamapa in Veracruz...

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    US women, minorities celebrate vice-president-elect

    Agence France-Presse .New York | Updated at 10:24am on November 10, 2020

    The first female vice-president, and a symbol of American diversity – Kamala Harris had electrified many women and minority voters on the US left, who...