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anti-government demonstrators in Chile
The hit underscores the wider impact of the chaos that has gripped the South American nation for almost two weeks, since protests over a hike in metro fares spun out of control, leading to riots, arson and looting that have left at least 18 dead
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Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:37
Haitian journalists lay on the street to avoid being shot during altercation between Haitian National Police and protesters, Oct. 31, 2019 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo: Matiado Vilme)
Human rights office calls on police to stop targeting journalists and to open investigation into abuses
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Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:05
Spanish acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez answers questions during a parliament plenary session, Sept. 18, 2019 in Madrid.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera bowed out as host to focus on restoring security in his country following weeks of protests
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Fri, 11/01/2019 - 14:38
Haiti's National Police guard remove makeshift barricades made of steel fences and tree branches protesters placed to block the National Palace entrance, Oct. 31, 2019. (Photo: Matiado Vilme / VOA)
Exasperated officers shot at protesters after they pelted them with rocks as they attempted to dismantle their makeshift barricades
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Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:39
Performers in costume attend a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The parade on Sunday marks the…
Often misinterpreted as Mexico's equivalent of Halloween, the two-day Nov. 1-2 Day of the Dead is a celebration to welcome and commune with the dead, not fear their return or revive old hatreds
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Thu, 10/31/2019 - 15:02
A woman holds the Spanish message: "Neither Mesa nor Evo in October" to protest the reelection of President Evo Morales, and also protest rival candidate, former President Carlos Mesa, in La Paz, Bolivia, Oct. 30, 2019.
Bolivian authorities say at least two people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Evo Morales over the disputed presidential election
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Thu, 10/31/2019 - 12:09
Chile Cancels Hosting APEC, COP25 Meetings
Chile canceled the hosting of two important international meetings in the capital, Santiago, because of protests across the South American country. Chile's President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday his country will not host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in November or the COP25 environmental summit in December, as his government deals with unprecedented unrest that has left about 20 people dead and led to the resignation of eight cabinet ministers. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports

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