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LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, files for bankruptcy in US
Airlines
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Airlines
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LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, files for bankruptcy in US

Miguel SANCHEZ / AFP - May 27, 2020

Shares in Latin America's largest airline plunged on the New York and Santiago stock exchanges on Tuesday after LATAM filed for bankruptcy in the US. LATAM has…

Venezuela arrests two U.S. citizens for failed ‘invasion’
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela arrests two U.S. citizens for failed ‘invasion’

AFP - May 5, 2020

Two United States citizens were detained in Venezuela on Monday on suspicion of plotting to topple President Nicolas Maduro's government, which has accused US-backed opposition leader Juan…

Ecuador reports first suspected case of coronavirus
Ecuador
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Ecuador
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Ecuador reports first suspected case of coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

Ecuador reported Sunday a first "suspected case" of coronavirus in a Chinese citizen who arrived to the country from Hong Kong. "The Ministry of Public Health informs…

Pompeo visits Colombia, where he will meet with Guaidó
Colombia
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Colombia
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Pompeo visits Colombia, where he will meet with Guaidó

Alina Dieste / AFP - January 20, 2020

The head of US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, will meet on Monday in Colombia with the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, on his first stop of a three-day…

Uber announces end of services in Colombia
Colombia
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Colombia
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Uber announces end of services in Colombia

AFP - January 12, 2020

Uber announced Friday it is ending its services in Colombia next month after losing a case brought by taxi drivers for alleged unfair business practices. The US…

Venezuela contact group, including Costa Rica, recognizes Guaido as speaker
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela contact group, including Costa Rica, recognizes Guaido as speaker

AFP - January 9, 2020

A dozen countries working on ways to end Venezuela's crisis on Thursday gave their backing to opposition leader Juan Guaido as parliamentary speaker, rejecting the claims of…

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…

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…

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…