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Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly votes to regulate strikes in response to country-wide protests

AFP and The Tico Times - January 15, 2020

The Costa Rican Congress approved Thursday in a first debate a bill that regulates the right to strike, while hundreds of public-sector workers protested in front of…

Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2019

A confrontation between police and protesters outside the University of Costa Rica (UCR) on Thursday night resulted in seven people facing charges, including for crimes of fire…

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…

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters
Chile
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Chile
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Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

AFP - November 11, 2019

Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship -- a key demand of protesters…

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces
Bolivia
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Bolivia
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Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

Francisco Jara / AFP - November 10, 2019

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing. "I…

Dozens wounded in clashes as Bolivia election protests enters second week
Bolivia
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Bolivia
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Dozens wounded in clashes as Bolivia election protests enters second week

AFP - October 29, 2019

Street battles broke out on Monday between supporters of President Evo Morales and opposition leader Carlos Mesa, leaving dozens wounded as protests against alleged electoral fraud in…

Chilean president vows major reshuffle after week of protests
Chile
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Chile
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Chilean president vows major reshuffle after week of protests

AFP - October 26, 2019

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday announced a major government reshuffle, a day after more than one million people took to the streets in a massive protest…

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…