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FILE - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a signing ceremony of a presidential decree providing federal organizations with free of charge publications by National Press, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sept. 30, 2019.
Measures include creation of a 'fraternal' fund that will provide an estimated 5 billion reais ($1.20 billion) in additional credit for the sector, according to Economy Ministry's subsecretary for agriculture policy
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 23:25
A supporter of President Martin Vizcarra chants slogans outside Congress after the president dissolved the legislature in Lima, Peru, Sept. 30, 2019.
Peru's president and congress engage in what is threatening to become lengthy and destabilizing legal battle as each side digs in
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Wed, 10/02/2019 - 00:29
General view of Brazil's Senate during a session to vote on the pension reform bill in Brasilia, Brazil, Oct. 1, 2019.
Second-round vote scheduled for next week may not take place if government reneges on promises made to lawmakers in return for their support, government's leader in upper house says
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 23:06
FILE - The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) inside its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Dec. 7, 2018.
One of smallest members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will leave 14-nation bloc from Jan. 1 due to fiscal problems
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 19:55
FILE - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with supporters during an election campaign rally in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Sept. 24, 2019.
Young voters are frustrated after a series of Liberal scandals as well as the government's decision to buy an oil pipeline in an attempt to shore up Canada's key fossil fuels industry
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 18:52
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 25, 2019.
Close ally Moscow has acted as a lender of last resort for Caracas, with Russian government and oil giant Rosneft providing at least $17 billion in loans and credit lines since 2006
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 17:25
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Sept. 10, 2019.
Drop comes after an alarming rise in July and August
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 17:24
FILE - Newly appointed CONCACAF Secretary General Enrique Sanz speaks during an interview in Miami, July 23, 2012.
Sanz was 'Co-Conspirator No. 3' in a US Department of Justice indictment in 2015, who allegedly arranged and took bribes linked to commercial deals for international soccer tournaments with other officials linked to FIFA
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 13:23
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla talks during an interview with The Associated Press, Oct. 1, 2019 in New York.
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Bruno Rodriguez says that while US administration has cut off most communication and is trying to pressure the communist government by restricting flow of oil, progress made under President Barack Obama has not been undone
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 12:33
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 30, 2019.
Venezuela said in 2017 it wanted a restructuring, but process quickly stalled amid a national political and economic crisis, and imposition of US financial sanctions
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Mon, 09/30/2019 - 23:13
FILE - A police officer and soldiers walk as they deploy during the launch of the new security policy in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 20, 2019.
Authorities say they have broken up criminal network involving police officers — including some elite forces — that allegedly carried out more than two dozen contract killings
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Mon, 09/30/2019 - 22:28
FILE - Workers Party lawmakers demand the release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outside the Justice Ministry on the 500th day of his arrest, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 20, 2019.
Former president has been jailed since April 2018 after being convicted of corruption and money laundering
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Mon, 09/30/2019 - 22:03
Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero speaks during a news conference about Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's support for illegal Colombian armed groups operating from Venezuelan territory, in Bogota, Sept. 30, 2019.
Allegations reach a fever pitch last month when several former commanders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said they were re-arming in a video Colombian officials say was filmed in Venezuela
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Mon, 09/30/2019 - 19:56
Brazilian businessman Eike Batista, center, is escorted to a police station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 8, 2019.
Batista found guilty of market manipulation
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Mon, 09/30/2019 - 22:32
Peru's President Martin Vizcarra addresses the nation, as he announces he was dissolving Congress, at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Sept. 30, 2019.
In televised address, president says that he decided to call new legislative elections after lawmakers held controversial vote to replace almost all members of the Constitutional Tribunal
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Mon, 09/30/2019 - 19:16

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