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  • Far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro snagged a thumping win in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election but fell just short of amassing 50 percent votes, required to avoid second-round run-off later this month.

    Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is nicknamed "Tropical Trump" for his nationalist agenda and anti-establishment rants.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 08, 2018, 3:27 AM EDT
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  • Polls show Jair Bolsonaro to be the frontrunner for presidential office if Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva remains barred from contesting.

    Brazil’s presidential election took a bloody turn on Friday after far-right presidential hopeful, Jair Bolsonaro, sustained “grave” wounds in a knife attack during a campaign rally in the south-east state of Minas Gerais.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 07, 2018, 6:51 AM EDT
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  • Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro said "direct subsidies" to those with "fatherland card."

    Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro said the country should set its fuel prices at par with the international levels to combat rampant smuggling, which inflicts a loss of about $18 billion on the national exchequer annually.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 31, 2018, 8:07 AM EDT
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    Following a marathon debate spanning over 15 hours, Argentina’s Senate voted 38 to 31 against a bill that seeks to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the country dominated by Roman Catholics.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 09, 2018, 5:54 AM EDT
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  • (Source: https://twitter.com/BryanPassifiume)

    A gunman opened fire on Danforth Avenue in Toronto’s Greektown district leaving an eight-year-old girl dead and 13 others injured on Sunday before being killed in a retaliatory strike by the security agencies.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 23, 2018, 3:29 AM EDT
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  • Mexico's left-wing leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador secured nearly 53% of the 89 million votes.

    Decades of Democratic dominance on Mexican politics ended on Sunday as left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador secured a sweeping victory with the widest margin in a presidential election since the 1980s.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 02, 2018, 10:57 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Fabricio Alonzo/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images/https://www.axios.com)

    Guatemala’s emergency response agency, Conred, has been accused of criminal negligence as it "failed to heed warnings" by the national institute for seismology and volcanology before the Fuego volcano eruption.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 07, 2018, 7:59 AM EDT
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  • (Source: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com)

    A fresh eruption in Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Tuesday disrupted rescue efforts as the death toll from the catastrophic explosion on Sunday crossed 75 while 192 people remain missing.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 06, 2018, 7:51 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Reuters/Lius Echeverria/https://www.iol.co.za)

    At least 25 people were killed and 300 others injured on Sunday after Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted and engulfed the village of El Rodeo in a five-mile stream of lava and billowing clouds of black smoke and ash.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 04, 2018, 7:50 AM EDT
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  • Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected for a second six-year term on Sunday.

    Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected for another term on Sunday even as opposition leaders boycotted the polls and dismissed the results claiming widespread irregularities in the electoral process.

    LAST UPDATE : May 21, 2018, 7:24 AM EDT
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