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    Thousands protest over Argentina ‘VIP vaccinations’ scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:56pm on February 28, 2021

    Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Argentina on Saturday to protest the ‘VIP vaccinations’ scandal that forced the health minister to resign. Gines Gonzalez...

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    Jail director among killed in Haiti prison break

    Agence France-Presse . Port-au-Prince | Updated at 10:46am on February 26, 2021

    Multiple people were killed on Thursday in Haiti, including the director of a prison in the suburbs of capital Port-au-Prince, after several inmates escaped, police...

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    At least 75 inmates dead in prison riots in Ecuador

    Agence France-Presse. Guayaquil | Updated at 10:55am on February 24, 2021

    At least 75 inmates died Tuesday and several were injured in riots blamed on gang rivalry at three jails in Ecuador's overcrowded prison system, authorities...

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    Colombian military accused of 6,400 extrajudicial killings

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 10:35pm on February 19, 2021

    Colombia’s military carried out at least 6,400 extrajudicial killings and presented them as combat deaths between 2002 and 2008, a number significantly higher than previously...

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    Peru FM resigns over early vaccination scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 10:29pm on February 15, 2021

    Peru’s foreign minister resigned Sunday, the second top official to step down amid a growing scandal over politicians receiving COVID-19 vaccinations well before the general...

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    Colombia to offer temporary protected status to 1m Venezuelan migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 10:52pm on February 09, 2021

    Colombia will temporarily normalise the status of almost one million undocumented Venezuelan migrants, president Ivan Duque said on Monday during a visit by the UN...

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    Police shooting of street artist sparks violent protests in Chile

    Agence France-Presse . Panguipulli | Updated at 10:46pm on February 06, 2021

    Hundreds protested and a public building was burned down in a southern Chilean town Friday in reaction to the fatal police shooting of a street...

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    US police pepper-sprayed 9-year-old girl, footage shows

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:20pm on February 01, 2021

    A nine-year-old Black girl was handcuffed and pepper-sprayed by police in the US city of Rochester, footage released Sunday showed, sparking new outrage over excesses...

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    Protests seek Bolsonaro’s removal over COVID response

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 10:19pm on February 01, 2021

    Hundreds of people took part Sunday in fresh protests across Brazil against president Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with many demanding his resignation...

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    Five dead in helicopter accident in Cuba

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 12:45pm on January 30, 2021

    Five people died in Cuba on Friday when their helicopter crashed on its way from the province of Holguin to Guantanamo in the east of...