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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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Artists and activists call for Brazilian President to resign

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN)Hundreds of artists and activists gathered along Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach Sunday to demand the resignation of President…
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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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