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Argentines demonstrate against return to IMF loans
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Argentines demonstrate against return to IMF loans

Argentina’s decision to request a “high access stand-by” financing arrangement from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to calm volatile financial markets has rocked the South American nation. People demonstrate against the government’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Buenos Aires, on May 25, 2018. (AFP) That decision, along with […]

44 still missing after Brazil building collapse: firefighters
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44 still missing after Brazil building collapse: firefighters

Police officers look on as firefighters work to extinguish the fire in a building that collapsed after catching fire in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Forty-four people have been listed as still missing a day after a 24-story building used by squatters in Brazil’s largest […]

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grilled over reported bid to turn away refugees
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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grilled over reported bid to turn away refugees

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) The Canadian prime minister and his ministers have been questioned in parliament over purported government efforts to get legal authority for turning back thousands […]

Tens of thousands rally in Nicaragua to support government
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Tens of thousands rally in Nicaragua to support government

The supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega attend an official rally, in Managua, April 30, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, in support of the country’s President Daniel Ortega, who has faced two weeks of violent protests […]

Migrants in Mexico face stark reality at US border
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Migrants in Mexico face stark reality at US border

Central American migrants traveling in the “Migrant Via Crucis” caravan arrive at Juventud 2000 shelter in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, April 24, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Salvadorans, who drew the wrath of President Donald Trump in a month-long caravan to the US border, will make hard […]

Thousands of Nicaraguans march for peace in Managua
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Thousands of Nicaraguans march for peace in Managua

Nicaraguan Catholic faithful take part in an open air mass, to demand the end of violence in their country, outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, April 28, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Nicaraguans have taken to the streets in the capital, Managua, in support of peace after days of […]

12,000 request justice for murdered Mexican students
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12,000 request justice for murdered Mexican students

Mexican students take part in a massive protest against violence in Mexico and the murder of three film students who were kidnapped, tortured and murdered in western Jalisco State last month, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on April 26, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Close to 12,000 people took to the streets […]

The United Nations urges Nicaragua to probe protest killings
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The United Nations urges Nicaragua to probe protest killings

People demonstrate in Managua demanding Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo, step down, April 23, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations called Tuesday on Nicaragua to investigate a crackdown on protests that have left at least 27 dead, saying that a number of the killings […]

Murdered Mexican students dissolved in acid: Officials
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Murdered Mexican students dissolved in acid: Officials

The photo, taken on April 19, 2018, shows experts from the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences working at the house from where three film students went missing about a month ago, at Haciendas de La Reina neighbourhood in the municipality of Tonala, Guadalajara, Jalisco State, Mexico, April 19, 2018. (Photo […]

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro becomes first leader to meet Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel
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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro becomes first leader to meet Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel

Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel (R) and visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meet at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba, April 21, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has become the first foreign leader to visit new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, signifying the importance of relations […]

Argentineans protest gas, electricity rates hikes
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Argentineans protest gas, electricity rates hikes

People take part in a nationwide demonstration to protest against government-imposed rises in public services rates, in Cordoba, Argentina, April 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Argentines took to the streets on Thursday (April 19) night to protest a sharp spike in gas and electricity rates imposed by the […]

Thousands of Nicaraguans protest social security changes
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Thousands of Nicaraguans protest social security changes

Students clash with riot police in front of the university of engineering during a protest against government reforms in the Institute of Social Security (INSS) in Managua, Nicaragua, on April 19, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Nicaraguans took to the streets in protest for a second straight day on […]

Miguel Diaz-Canel sworn in as Cuba’s new president to end Castro brothers’ rule
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Miguel Diaz-Canel sworn in as Cuba’s new president to end Castro brothers’ rule

This handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu shows outgoing Cuban President Raul Castro (R) raising the arm of Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel after he was formally named by the National Assembly, in Havana, on April 19, 2018. (Via AFP) Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel has been sworn […]

Cuba nominates Raul Castro’s successor as Miguel Diaz-Canel
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Cuba nominates Raul Castro’s successor as Miguel Diaz-Canel

Cuban President Raul Castro (L) and First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel (C) arrive for a National Assembly session that named the latter as the candidate to succeed Castro as president, in Havana on April 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Cuba has nominated First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel as the only candidate […]