The Americas

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Sept. 17, 2019.
It was the worst level of deforestation since 2008, heaping further pressure on the environmental policy of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro who favors developing the Amazon region economically
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Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:19
Supporters of former President Evo Morales rally in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Morales's backers have taken to the…
Bolivia's interim government said that its efforts to resupply La Paz face challenges because demonstrators have cut off some transport routes
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Mon, 11/18/2019 - 14:13
Predica Jean, coordinator for LIFAR a Haitian coalition of women’s rights groups. (VOA Creole Matiado Vilme)
A dozen female prisoners were raped during an attempted jail break in the northern city of Gonaives last week
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Sun, 11/17/2019 - 23:57
Members of Haiti’s national police force protest to demand better work conditions, Nov 17, 2019, Port au Prince. (Photo: M. Vilme/VOA)
For the second time in a month, they took to the streets in Port au Prince and Cape Haitian to demand better work conditions and a union to represent their rights
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Sun, 11/17/2019 - 21:23
French Beninese writer, activist Kémi Seba distributes sanitary kits to Port au Prince slum, Nov 16, 2019. (Photo W.Bossou/ VOA Creole)
Kemi Seba tells VOA he wanted to do his part to help those who can’t afford to buy sanitary kits they urgently need
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Sun, 11/17/2019 - 17:43
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a press conference in La Paz, Nov. 15, 2019.
A U.N. envoy met with interim president Jeanine Anez to find a way out of political crisis while the world body expressed concern the situation could 'spin out of control' amid a rising death toll
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Sun, 11/17/2019 - 09:04
Supporters of former Bolivia's President Evo Morales participate in a march in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Novemver 16, 2019. The sign…
Supporters continue to agitate for ousted leader Evo Morales, blocking major highways, cutting oil pipelines and launching mass protests in La Paz, El Alto and in coca farming regions long loyal to him
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Sat, 11/16/2019 - 16:37

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