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Chilean president vows major reshuffle after week of protests
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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…

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…

Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires
Amazon
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Amazon
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Costa Rica expresses ‘deep concern’ over Amazon wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry on Thursday released a statement in response to the Amazon rainforest wildfires that have captured the world's attention in recent days. Here is…

Brazil arrests eight Vale employees over mining dam disaster
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil arrests eight Vale employees over mining dam disaster

Rosa Sulleiro / AFP - February 15, 2019

Brazilian authorities arrested eight employees of mining giant Vale on Friday over a dam collapse at one of its mines three weeks ago that killed at least…

Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week
Brazil
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Brazil
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Far-right Bolsonaro puts stamp on Brazil in first week

Marc Burleigh / AFP - January 6, 2019

Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, came out swinging in his very first week in office, introducing changes to remake his country around his far-right agenda -- but…

Bamboo biker seeks to raise environmental awareness on trip through South America
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Bamboo biker seeks to raise environmental awareness on trip through South America

Michael Krumholtz - January 26, 2017

A homemade bamboo bike may just be the perfect tool for combating climate change if Dr. Kate Rawles has her way. The British full-time writer and former university…

China’s slowdown, financial mayhem cast long shadow across world
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Business
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China’s slowdown, financial mayhem cast long shadow across world

Ana Swanson and Kevin Sieff |The Washington Post - January 12, 2016

China's economic slowdown and financial mayhem are fostering a cycle of decline and panic across much of the world, as countries on nearly every continent see escalating…

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