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Maduro foes to boycott vote, plan protest as Venezuela’s divisions deepen

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)With the outcome not in question, a major vote in Venezuela on Sunday could mark a stark turning point for the…
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Why did 10 migrants die in this truck in Texas?

Their deaths, after being crammed into an uncooled trailer amid scorching summer heat, expose the callousness of smuggling along the US-Mexico borderOne day…
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Venezuela’s political crisis explained

Caracas (CNN)Venezuelans have been summoned to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new lawmaking body, to be known as the Constituent…
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‘It takes a lot of courage': Venezuelan protesters tell of rising police violence

As general strike begins, more than 100 have died and hundreds more arrested in anti-government protests since AprilIt was the second time Wuilly…
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‘At home, we couldnt get by': more Venezuelans flee as crisis deepens

As Venezuela falls further into turmoil, more of its citizens are leaving a country that once served as a haven for economic migrants…
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Romania hits Canadian firm with $9m ‘retaliatory’ tax bill over gold mine

Move comes after Gabriel Resources sues government for $4.4bn over failed bid to establish goldmine in Apuseni mountainsRomania has served a Canadian mining…
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Reports: Former Guantanamo detainee to get $10 million from Canada

(CNN)A Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting US troops in Afghanistan is getting more than $10 million and…
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Venezuela’s supreme court attacked with grenade from police helicopter

President Nicols Maduro says grenade lobbed by terrorists did not explode in incident following months of increasing violence against governmentVenezuelas President Nicols Maduro…
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Brazilian President acquitted in illegal campaign funds case

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Brazil's top electoral court voted to acquit President Michel Temer and former President Dilma Rousseff following an investigation of allegations…
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‘Race fraud': how a college quota scandal exposed Brazil’s historic racial tensions

Brazils supreme court is preparing to rule on a 2014 law on racial quotas as concerns grow over abuse of quota systems which…
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