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Colombia Hidroituango dam: ‘The river took my house’

Image copyright Pablo Cuellar Image caption Riverside communities are at risk of flooding after a string of emergencies at the hydroelectric project “I was in Puerto Valdivia when the first alarm sounded. It was very chaotic. No-one knew whether to...
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Nicaragua unrest: Government colluding with mobs, says Amnesty

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anger at welfare reforms has turned into wider discontent at the government of Daniel Ortega Amnesty International has accused the Nicaraguan government of colluding with paramilitary groups to suppress weeks of student-le...
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Brazil fuel protests continue despite price cut

Image copyright AFP Image caption Long queues have been reported at Brazil’s petrol stations A lorry drivers’ strike that paralysed Brazil for a week appears to be continuing despite the government’s decision to lower diesel prices. Most of t...
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Colombia election: Run-off expected in first vote since Farc deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Duque, 41, has taken a hard line against former guerrillas Colombia is heading for a run-off in its presidential election after no candidate achieved 50% of the vote in Sunday’s first round. With nearly...
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Joshua Holt case: US sanctions ‘to stay’ despite prisoner release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Joshua Holt went straight to the White House to be welcomed by President Trump US Vice-President Mike Pence says sanctions will remain on Venezuela despite the release of a US prisoner and his wife on...
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Brazil fuel protests: Drivers to clear roads over army threat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Highways around São Paulo have been blocked One of the main groups behind a fuel strike paralysing Brazil has told truckers to clear roads after President Temer threatened to send in the army. The Abcam...
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Brazil reaches deal with hauliers to suspend fuel strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Strike,” reads the banner carried by protesters near the city of São Paulo. The Brazilian government has reached a deal with haulage companies to suspend protests over high diesel prices. The protests will be hal...
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Brazil diesel prices cut in effort to halt strike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lorry drivers block lanes in the a highway near the city of Salvador The Brazilian state-owned oil company, Petrobras, has announced it is cutting the price of diesel by 10% to give the government time...
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Venezuela election: Maduro expels top US diplomat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Robinson was given 48 hours to leave the country Venezuela has expelled the senior US representative in the country amid an international backlash against Nicolás Maduro’s re-election as president. Mr Maduro anno...
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Venezuela election: Fourteen ambassadors recalled after Maduro win

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicolás Maduro celebrates his victory Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term, in a landslide vote marred by an opposition...
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