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Guaido and rival both claim to be Venezuela’s parliament speaker
Latin America
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Latin America
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Guaido and rival both claim to be Venezuela’s parliament speaker

Esteban Rojas / AFP - January 6, 2020

Opposition leader Juan Guaido and a rival lawmaker, Luis Parra, both claimed to be Venezuela's parliament speaker on Sunday following two separate votes and accusations of a…

Five keys to Argentina’s economic crisis
Argentina
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Argentina
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Five keys to Argentina’s economic crisis

AFP - December 27, 2019

South America's third biggest economy is in "virtual default," according to Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez, who claims it is suffering a similar crisis to the worst of…

NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Nicaraguan opponents jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega suffer torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their jailers, revealed an NGO report released Tuesday in…

United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests
Central America
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Central America
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United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests

AFP - December 5, 2019

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Costa Rica on Thursday to expedite the processing of refugee requests at a time when thousands…

TIAR countries approve sanctions, increasing pressure against Maduro government
Latin America
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Latin America
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TIAR countries approve sanctions, increasing pressure against Maduro government

Lina Vanegas / AFP and The Tico Times - December 4, 2019

Signatory countries of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) on Tuesday increased pressure against Venezuela by approving a range of sanctions that will affect those close…

Lacalle Pou takes first steps as President-elect of Uruguay
Latin America
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Latin America
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Lacalle Pou takes first steps as President-elect of Uruguay

AFP and The Tico Times - November 29, 2019

Luis Lacalle Pou, the former center-right senator who ended 15 years in power for the leftist Frente Amplio in Uruguay, took his first steps as president-elect this…

Red Cross working with Latin American authorities to address immigration
Central America
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Central America
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Red Cross working with Latin American authorities to address immigration

The Tico Times - November 27, 2019

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) began a meeting with police delegates from 12 Latin American countries in Guatemala on Wednesday to discuss the actions…

Women march in Central America to demand a stop to gender violence
Central America
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Central America
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Women march in Central America to demand a stop to gender violence

AFP and The Tico Times - November 26, 2019

Hundreds of women marched Monday in different countries through Central America, the region that exhibits the highest rates of femicides, to demand a stop to the violence…

Journalist critical of Daniel Ortega returns to Nicaragua after exile in Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Journalist critical of Daniel Ortega returns to Nicaragua after exile in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - November 25, 2019

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a critic of the government of Daniel Ortega, returned Monday to Managua from his exile in Costa Rica, where he had moved…

Three dead in Colombia protests as wave of unrest continues in South America
Colombia
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Colombia
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Three dead in Colombia protests as wave of unrest continues in South America

AFP - November 22, 2019

Three people were killed during nationwide demonstrations in Colombia as part of a general strike protesting against the policies of President Ivan Duque's right-wing government, the defence…

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