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Tag Archives: Americas

Wild Amazon faces destruction as Brazils farmers and loggers target national park

The Sierra Ricardo Franco park was meant to be a conservation area protecting rare wildlifeTo understand why the Brazilian government is deliberately losing…
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Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery

Street protests and calls for impeachment as prosecutors are handed tapes of discussions about hush-money payments to jailed powerbroker Eduardo CunhaAngry crowds and…
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Mexican journalist killed in Sinaloa

(CNN)Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Crdenas, who reported extensively on drug trafficking, was killed on Monday in Sinaloa, officials said. He is the fifth…
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Fyre Festival founder to staff: we can’t pay you, but you can ‘stay and help out’

Audio from a call revealed Billy McFarland, founder of the catastrophic festival, telling employees theyre not fired but there will be no payroll…
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Hugo Chvez statue torn down as death toll rises in Venezuela protests

Young protester shot in the head amid continuation of demonstrations that brand President Nicols Maduro a dictator and demand electionsA 20-year-old Venezuelan protester…
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Reputed Sinaloa cartel boss leader arrested in Mexico

(CNN)A high-ranking leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel was arrested Tuesday and could face charges in the United States, authorities said. Dmaso Lpez…
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Venezuela’s Maduro calls for constitutional changes amid unrest

(CNN)Venezuelan opposition leaders on Monday decried President Nicolas Maduro's announcement that he is pushing for changes in the Constitution.Maduro signed an executive order…
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Fyre Festival: social media ‘influencers’ traded posts for lavish perks

Leaked pitch from the doomed festival shows celebrities and models were given flights and tickets for deceptive promotional posts, violating trade lawThe disastrous…
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Venezuela anti-government protesters paralyse major roads as more die

Turmoil has been caused by food shortages, rising unemployment and anger at presidents authoritarian restrictions on elections and democratic institutionsVenezuelas major transport arteries…
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Brazil police storm Congress over proposal to raise retirement age

Pension changes spark violence in Brasilia as police union members clash with congressional security forcesCongressional police in riot gear used tear gas to…
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