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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 the Supreme...
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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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Former Farc rebels take seats in Colombia congress

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the conflict with the Farc Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has welcomed former Farc rebels as they took their seats at the...
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Dr Bumbum, Brazil plastic surgeon, arrested in Rio after patient’s death

Image copyright EPA Image caption Dr Furtado described the death as a “tragic accident” A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has been arrested after four days on the run following the death of one of his patients....
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Peru political turmoil: Supreme court president resigns over tapes scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Duberli Rodriguez’s resignation is the latest in a scandal which has rocked Peru The president of Peru’s Supreme Court has resigned amid a widening corruption scandal that has rocked the country’s ju...
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Mexico president-elect’s party fined over campaign finance

Image copyright AFP Image caption Morena won a majority in Congress and its candidate was elected president Mexico’s electoral authority has fined the party of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador $10m (£7.7m) for breaking campaign finance laws...
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Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Dr Denis Furtado has nearly 650,000 followers on Instagram A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has gone on the run after a woman died following injections he gave her to enlarge her...
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Cuba plane crash: Leasing company blames Mexican crew

Image copyright EPA Image caption The plane came down shortly after take-off from Havana A plane crash in Cuba which killed 112 people was caused by “human error”, the Mexican charter company which owns the plane says. Damojh Airlines said...
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