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Colombian farmworker protest


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Colombian farmworker protest

Protesters and riot police clashed in central Colombia on the eighth day of a nationwide agricultural strike. Coal and gold miners, among others, have been on strike since July 17th demanding the repeal of a 2012 government decree that allows police to seize and destroy unauthorised machinery used for exploration.

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The Pope and the circus

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.