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Children's Lenten Procession in Guatemala

A vibrantly colourful procession led by children in Guatemala City on Sunday marked the start of a series of solemn and traditional ceremonies in the lead up to…

A vibrantly colourful procession led by children in Guatemala City on Sunday marked the start of a series of solemn and traditional ceremonies in the lead up to…

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El Nino batters Peru

The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides has climbed to 72.

The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides has climbed to 72.

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Fire sweeps through Sao Paulo slum

Fire engulfs wooden homes in favela on the outskirts of Brazil's most populous city . Hundreds of people are forced to flee

Fire engulfs wooden homes in favela on the outskirts of Brazil's most populous city . Hundreds of people are forced to flee

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Deadly wildfires in Chile destroy entire town

An entire town has been completely destroyed by flames, as the worst wildfires in Chile’s modern history continue to consume large swathes of the country.

An entire town has been completely destroyed by flames, as the worst wildfires in Chile’s modern history continue to consume large swathes of the country.

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Latin American leaders blast Trump border wall

Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries have denounced the new US President's tough immigration policies and border wall project.

Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries have denounced the new US President's tough immigration policies and border wall project.

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Bolivians pray for good fortune at traditional Alasitas Festival

On January 24 each year, people from all over Bolivia flock to La Paz to take part in the traditional Alasitas Festival which is a shopper’s paradise.

On January 24 each year, people from all over Bolivia flock to La Paz to take part in the traditional Alasitas Festival which is a shopper’s paradise.

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Venezuelan lawmakers back motion blaming Maduro for economic crisis

Venezuela’s National Assembly has taken a symbolic step by backing a motion blaming the country’s leftist president for the country’s political and economic…

Venezuela’s National Assembly has taken a symbolic step by backing a motion blaming the country’s leftist president for the country’s political and economic…

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Venezuela closes Colombian border to stop currency 'mafia'

A day after banning the 100-bolivar banknote from circulation, President Maduro has ordered the 72-hour closure of the Colombian border.

A day after banning the 100-bolivar banknote from circulation, President Maduro has ordered the 72-hour closure of the Colombian border.

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Latin America rallies to condemn violence against women

Tens of thousands took to the streets across Latin America to protest against the brutal rape and killing of Lucia Perez in the Argentine resort of Mar del…

Tens of thousands took to the streets across Latin America to protest against the brutal rape and killing of Lucia Perez in the Argentine resort of Mar del…

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Deadly Hurricane Matthew reaches highest level

Hurricane Matthew has turned deadly off Colombia’s Caribbean coast, killing at least one person as it heads north.

Hurricane Matthew has turned deadly off Colombia’s Caribbean coast, killing at least one person as it heads north.

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Venezuela: rival rallies face off over Maduro's future

In Venezuela, there’ve been fresh protests for and against President Nicolas Maduro as the country’s economic crisis deepens.

In Venezuela, there’ve been fresh protests for and against President Nicolas Maduro as the country’s economic crisis deepens.

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Venezuelans march to demand recall referendum

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have hit the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas to demand a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s…

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have hit the streets of Venezuela’s capital Caracas to demand a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s…

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Shall we dance? - World Tango Championship draws to a close

Argentinian dancers Cristian Palomo and Melisa Sacchi have been crowned the Salon Tango world champions in front of a home crowd.

Argentinian dancers Cristian Palomo and Melisa Sacchi have been crowned the Salon Tango world champions in front of a home crowd.

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Venezuela steps closer to voting on ousting Maduro from power

Venezuela's National Election Council says the opposition has collected enough signatures to pave the way for a referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's National Election Council says the opposition has collected enough signatures to pave the way for a referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

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Crossing into Colombia

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans streamed across the border from the town of San Antonio del Tachira into Cucuta, Colombia on Sunday (17 July) to stock up on food, home goods and medicine that are in

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans streamed across the border from the town of San Antonio del Tachira into Cucuta, Colombia on Sunday (17 July) to stock up on food, home goods and medicine that are in

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Celebratory scenes on the streets of Bogota

The signing of the historic ceasefire deal between so-called FARC rebels and the Colombian government marks one of the final steps towards a full peace deal in the…

The signing of the historic ceasefire deal between so-called FARC rebels and the Colombian government marks one of the final steps towards a full peace deal in the…