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Fourth death as protests grow in Chile

Santiago - A man died of carbon monoxide poisoning after a supermarket was torched in Chile's capital Friday, and another succumbed to injuries sustained in clashes with police, bringing the death toll in a new wave of unrest to four.

Clashes mark return to protests in Colombia

Apo - Riot police firing tear gas and stun grenades clashed with rock-throwing demonstrators in Bogota Tuesday as anti-government protests resumed across Colombia, leaving 11 people injured and nearly 100 arrested.

Chileans march against police repression of social unrest

Santiago - Hundreds of Chileans rallied Saturday night to protest what they call police repression during three months of the worst social unrest since democracy replaced the country's military dictatorship in 1990.

Chile's Pinera announces key pension fund reform after protests

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has announced plans to reform the country's pensions system, a key measure aimed at easing the South American country's three-month old social crisis.

Venezuelan opposition leader says talks with Maduro unlikely

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido said Saturday it is unlikely he will resume negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro.

Chile president launches health care reform project

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera launched on Sunday a reform project to create a "universal health plan" following months of protests against social inequality and his leadership.

Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

Santiago - Thousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile.

Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

Santiago - Thousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile.

Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

Santiago - Thousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile.

Protesters clash with police as Chile unrest enters 50th day

Santiago - Protesters clashed with police as thousands took to the streets of Chile's capital Friday for a demonstration that marked 50 days since the outbreak of the country's worst civil unrest in decades.

Rapper Tijoux gives the beat to Chile's street revolt

Paris - Chilean singer Ana Tijoux says she is scared of cameras. Yet it is hard to think of anything as fearless as her latest hit "Cacerolazo", which has become an anthem of the street revolt in her homeland against its billionaire president Sebastian Pinera....

Thousands march in Colombia to keep pressure on Duque

Apo - Colombian unions marked their second general strike in a week on Wednesday as tens of thousands poured onto the streets in protest against the government of right-wing President Ivan Duque.

'Serious' rights violations during Chile protests: Human Rights Watch

Santiago - Chile's national police committed "serious human rights violations" as weeks of violent demonstrations across the South American country claimed 25 lives, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday in a report calling for reform of the force.

'Serious' rights violations during Chile protests: Human Rights Watch

Santiago - Chile's national police committed "serious human rights violations" as weeks of violent demonstrations across the South American country claimed 25 lives, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday in a report calling for reform of the force.

'Serious' rights violations during Chile protests: Human Rights Watch

Santiago - Chile's national police committed "serious human rights violations" as weeks of violent demonstrations across the South American country claimed 25 lives, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday in a report calling for reform of the force.

Without 'father' Evo, Bolivia's indigenous coca farmers feel orphaned

Driven back by security forces and now leaderless after the departure of ex-president Evo Morales, Bolivian indigenous coca farmers have been left "orphaned" in their fight against the country's right-wing caretaker government.

Rare curfew after violence in Colombia puts people on edge

Apo - Colombia's first curfew in decades turned its capital city into a nervous ghost town, as people armed with machetes, bats and knives guarded doorways against hooded looters thought to be running wild.

23 dead as violent unrest in Chile enters fifth week

Santiago - The death toll from violent unrest in Chile rose to 23 on Friday as the country entered its fifth week of social unrest.

Chile's president says police may have violated protocols

Santiago - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Thursday that police may have broken protocols in responding to a month of protests, and prosecutors will investigate whether they violated human rights.

Morales calls for international help to stop Bolivia 'genocide'

Mexico - Ex-president Evo Morales urged the international community Wednesday to intervene to stop what he called a "genocide" in Bolivia, where 32 people have died in violence that erupted after his disputed re-election."This massacre...

Thousands of Guaido supporters march against Maduro in Venezuela

Caracas - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets of Caracas on Saturday, demanding the departure of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, but the turnout was far less than expected.

Thousands of Guaido supporters march against Maduro in Venezuela

Caracas - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets of Caracas on Saturday, demanding the departure of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, who rallied his supporters elsewhere in the capital.

AFP Fact Check: misleading web posts add fuel to Bolivia crisis

La Paz - The resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales and his replacement by a little known conservative senator has sparked a surge of misleading social media posts.Here's a selection of misinformation debunked by AFP's fact-check service.

Dozens blinded by police shots in Chile protests

Santiago - Running away as shots rang out, Carlos Vivanco turned to see where they were coming from. Then he felt his left eye closing and his face dripping with blood.

Stand-in president 'brings back Bible' to Bolivian politics

La Paz - Mounting the steps of the presidential palace as acting head of state, Jeanine Anez raised in both hands an old leather-bound volume of the holy Gospels.

Police disperse separatist demo on key Spain-France motorway

Barcelona - Police on Wednesday managed to disperse Catalan separatist protesters from a busy motorway linking Spain and France, reopening the road in both directions after more than 48 hours of intermittent blockages.

Jeanine Anez: stand-in president vowing to 'pacify' Bolivia

La Paz - Conservative senator Jeanine Anez was unknown to many Bolivians before she stepped out beaming and waving a Bible on the balcony of the government palace.

Bolivians jam streets to celebrate president's resignation

La Paz - Jubilant crowds packed the streets of La Paz Sunday to celebrate the abrupt resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales, Latin America's longest serving leader, after weeks of protest over his disputed re-election.

Protesters seize state-run media in Bolivia as tensions soar

La Paz - Opposition demonstrators in Bolivia overran two state-run media outlets and forced them off the air Saturday and some police stopped guarding the square where President Evo Morales' palace is located, as tensions remained high after a disputed election...

Anger at out-of-touch elite stoking Chile protests

Santiago - They send their children to the same schools, vacation in the same lakeside resorts, and marry into each others' families.
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