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UN to investigate abuses in Chile as strike continues
Chile
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Chile
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UN to investigate abuses in Chile as strike continues

Miguel Sanchez / AFP - October 25, 2019

The United Nations said Thursday it would send a special mission to investigate human rights abuses in Chile, where a general strike went into its second day…

University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions

AFP and The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

Thousands of students and workers from the five public universities of Costa Rica marched to Casa Presidencial on Tuesday to protest against restrictions on the use of…

Chile ‘at war’ as death toll rises to 11; president extends emergency
Chile
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Chile
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Chile ‘at war’ as death toll rises to 11; president extends emergency

Paulina Abramovich / AFP - October 21, 2019

Chile's death toll has risen to 11, authorities said on Monday, after three days of violent demonstrations and looting that saw President Sebastian Pinera claim the country…

Protests over socioeconomic conditions ravage Chile
Chile
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Chile
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Protests over socioeconomic conditions ravage Chile

Paulina Abramovich / AFP - October 19, 2019

Chileans angry over social and economic woes banged pots and pans Saturday in a noisy but peaceful continuation of violent protests that prompted the government to declare…

Violent protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike
Ecuador
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Ecuador
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Violent protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike

Santiago Piedra Silva / AFP - October 9, 2019

Protesters in Ecuador threw projectiles at riot police Wednesday in a second day of violent protests over a fuel price hike ordered by the government to secure…

Government predicts end to blockades following agreement with transportation sector
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Government predicts end to blockades following agreement with transportation sector

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado said Tuesday night that his administration has reached an agreement with the transportation sector to end road blockades throughout Costa Rica. The announcement came…

Authorities clear roads overnight after President Alvarado’s address
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Authorities clear roads overnight after President Alvarado’s address

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2019

After President Alvarado said in a speech to the nation that Costa Rica "would act to clear the roads" of protester-made blockades, authorities took to the streets…

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new protests, Pope fears ‘bloodbath’
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new protests, Pope fears ‘bloodbath’

Maria Isabel Sanchez / AFP - January 28, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó has called for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolás Maduro as Pope…

Four dead in clashes ahead of Venezuela protests
Latin America
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Latin America
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Four dead in clashes ahead of Venezuela protests

AFP - January 23, 2019

At least four people have died following overnight clashes ahead of Wednesday's rival protests in Venezuela by supporters and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro, police and a…

Costa Rica’s ongoing strike hits tourism industry hard
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Costa Rica’s ongoing strike hits tourism industry hard

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2018

The strike that has been gripping Costa Rica since Sept. 10 has begun taking its toll on one of the nation’s biggest industries: tourism. Several small business…

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