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Colombia shooting kills eight in area hit by rebel feud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Catatumbo region has long been one of the hardest hit by armed conflict Eight people have been killed in a gun attack in north-east Colombia. Armed men on motorcycles arrived at a billiard...
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A Nicaraguan spring? Understanding a crisis in five objects

For more than 100 days Nicaragua has been gripped by a political crisis that has left more than 350 dead. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to call for the removal of President Daniel Ortega. So how did this...
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Nicaragua protests: Thousands show support for Catholic Church

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators urged the Church to continue speaking out against police repression Thousands of anti-government protesters in Nicaragua have taken part in a march to show support for the Roman Catholic Church. The governmen...
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From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach in Latin America

From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach in Latin America

China made its intentions clear enough back in 2008. In a first-of-its-kind policy paper that drew relatively little notice at the time, Beijing argued that nations in Latin America were “at a similar stage of development” as China, with much...
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Venezuela opposition legislator flees after ‘secret police threats’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption José Manuel Olivares (centre) has been vocal in his protests against the Maduro administration Venezuelan opposition legislator José Manuel Olivares has fled the country, accusing the government of threatening him and se...
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Brics back ‘open world economy’ that benefits all nations

Image copyright Getty Images The leaders of the Brics emerging economies have signed a declaration stressing the importance of an “open world economy”, in which all countries benefit from globalisation. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa...
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Colombia’s Alvaro Uribe steps down to face charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There has been speculation over the reasons behind Mr Uribe’s decision to stand down Colombia’s powerful former President Alvaro Uribe has resigned his Senate seat to face a bribery and fraud investigation in t...
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Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega rejects demands to step down

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-government protesters are demanding justice for those killed in demonstrations Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has refused to bow to protesters’ demands that he stand down. He said the deaths of about ...
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Mexican prisoners flee Sinaloa jail disguised as guards

Image caption The two inmates escaped from a jail in the city of Culiacán Two prisoners have escaped from a jail in Mexico’s northern Sinaloa state by disguising themselves as prison guards. The two walked out of the prison’s main...
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Brazil far-right politician enters presidential race

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jair Bolsonaro declared his candidacy to his cheering supporters at a rally in Rio de Janeiro A controversial far-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro, has formally declared that he is running in Brazil’s presidential electi...
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