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Peru's Presidential Election

Castillo Leading in Peru’s Presidential Election After 99 Percent of Votes Counted

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The leftist candidate Pedro Castillo from the Free Peru party is 0,41% ahead of his rival Keiko Fujimori, representing the right-wing People's Power party,...
Juan Guaido

US reaffirms support for Guaido ahead of Venezuelan elections

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The United States on Wednesday reaffirmed its support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections, in which he is expected...
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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes Chile-Argentina border region

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A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck Chile on Monday near the border with Argentina, the US Geological Service (USGS) and Chilean authorities said. The country's seismological centre...
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Colombia to reopen maritime borders on Tuesday

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Colombia will reopen its maritime borders on Tuesday, while keeping land and river borders closed until January 16 to stem the spread of the...
Bolivia S President Luis Arce

Bolivia’s new president restores diplomatic ties with Venezuela, Iran

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Bolivia's new President Luis Arce, a close confidant of former leftist president Evo Morales, restored ties with Iran and Venezuela just days after coming...
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Argentina president self-isolating over possible virus exposure

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Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday said he was self-isolating due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus. In a post on Twitter, Fernandez said...
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Colombia disrupts production of 7.5 tons of cocaine hydrochloride

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Colombian authorities have disrupted the production of some 7.5 tons of cocaine hydrochloride, coke's purified chemical, the navy said on Tuesday. Joint efforts by forces...
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, takes part in an international press conference at Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, on May 17, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Maduro reports ‘terrorist attack’ against Venezuelan oil refinery

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Venezuela's Amuay oil refinery has been the target of "a terrorist attack" using a powerful weapon, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday. A blast reportedly...
Biden Donald Trump

Row in Colombia over politicians’ ‘interference’ in US elections

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Colombia's Foreign Minister Claudia Blum on Wednesday denied that the country's ambassador to Washington met with Donald Trump's campaign activists, rejecting accusations that the...

Colombian government nears target of eradicated coca crops

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Colombia was nearing the target of 130,000 hectares less dedicated to coca cultivation set for 2020, Defence Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said on Monday. "With...
Court

Reports: Arrest warrant for Morales cancelled after win in Bolivia

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A Bolivian court on Monday withdrew an arrest warrant for former president Evo Morales, eight days after his leftist MAS party took a landslide...
Colombian President Ivan Duque

Colombia’s Duque: Guerrilla group leader ‘neutralized’

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A joint military operation has "neutralized" a leader of the guerrilla group National Liberation Army (ELN), Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Sunday. Duque...
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Chileans vote in favour of rewriting dictatorship-era constitution

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Chileans have overwhelmingly voted to rewrite the South American country's dictatorship-era constitution, which its critics see as favouring deep levels of socio-economic inequality that...
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Report: Killings of social leaders endanger peace in Colombia

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Colombian civil society activists are facing mounting violence despite the 2016 peace deal and the coronavirus pandemic, with at least 415 of them killed...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Venezuela to take part in clinical trials of Russian Covid-19 vaccine

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Venezuela will be the first country in the Western Hemisphere to participate in phase 3 clinical trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against...
Covid

NGO: Pandemic has encouraged Colombian armed groups to recruit minors

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The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to an increase in the recruitment of children by armed groups in Colombia, as schools and protective services have...
Colombia

New protests in Colombia amid concern over violence

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Colombians around the country were preparing to demonstrate on Monday against police brutality, massacres and labour policies amid concern that the rallies could...
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra called for a new vote of confidence [Mariana Bazo/Reuters]

Peru’s Vizcarra to face impeachment moves after court rejects appeal

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Peru's President Martin Vizcarra is due on Friday to face an impeachment hearing in parliament after the Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected his request...
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, takes part in an international press conference at Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, on May 17, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Colombian President: Venezuela is planning to buy missiles from Iran

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Venezuela is negotiating with Iran about the possibility of buying missiles from there, Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Thursday. "There is an interest of...
Spanish Football

Colombia approves football restart

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Colombia's professional football competitions have been authorized to restart after more than five months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic. Health...
Luis Rodolfo Abinader

Abinader sworn in as new Dominican Republic president

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Luis Abinader on Sunday was sworn in as the new Dominican Republic president, officially ending 16 years of rule by the Dominican Liberation Party...
Helicopter

Colombia military helicopter crash kills at least 9, injures 6

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A Colombian military helicopter crash has killed nine people and injured six others, Colombia's army said Tuesday. "Unfortunately, we have found the...
football

Colombia says football unlikely to resume before July

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The Colombian government has ruled out the prospect of restarting the country's major football competitions in the near term, citing ongoing risks associated with...
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Plane crash kills 4 in Colombia

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At least four people were killed on Wednesday when a twin-engine aircraft crashed north of Colombia's capital Bogota, the national civil aviation agency said. ...
Colombia

Colombia warns against ceasefire if ELN continues to attack

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The Colombian government warned Sunday that a ceasefire with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group would not happen if the ELN continued to...
Colombia

FARC to fully disarm in 180 days – Colombian government

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The FARC guerrilla movement will fully disarm within 180 days and its members will reincorporate civilian life to form a political party, the Colombian...
Colombia

Colombia’s ELN rebels seek to gain ground with attacks ahead of peace talks

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Colombia's second largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), has stepped up attacks on energy infrastructure in recent months in order to "gain...

Dec. 27 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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TEHRAN -- Iran is planning to offer at least 10 new contracts for the development of oil and gas projects to international energy companies...
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Oct. 3 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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KIGALI -- A Rwandan Police officer killed a colleague, injured three others when a suspected dispute ended in a shootout on Sunday. ...
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

Sept. 29 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- Two children and a teacher were wounded on Wednesday in a shooting incident at a South Carolina school, according to local...