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Ecuador: Protests against Tax Bills Continue

Bills proposing changes to inheritance and income taxes have sparked massive protests across Ecuador in the last three weeks.

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Dominican Republic: Tens of Thousands Face Deportation Under New Law

Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent face an uncertain future after the eligibility period for residence registration expired on 17th June.

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Guatemala: Committee Investigating President Reports Death Threats

Baudilio Hichos, the leader of the commission of inquiry into the corruption charges against President Otto Peréz Molina, has reported that he and other members of the commission have received death threats.

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Mexico: Election Victory for Ruling Party Amid Violence & Protests

Amid calls for boycott and violent protests, exit polls suggest that ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional and its allies have held on to a majority in Mexico.

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Chile: Teachers Strike against Education Reform Bill

Thousands of Chilean teachers have begun an indefinite strike to protest the government’s education reform bill.

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‘We Want Them Alive’ – The Ayotzinapa Convoy in Buenos Aires

‘We Want Them Alive’ – The Ayotzinapa Convoy in Buenos Aires

The Indy attended protests and marches led by relatives of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students, who were in Buenos AIres as part of a ‘convoy’ around South America. This is the account of the day.

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Colombia: Landslide Kills at Least 48, Dozens More Missing

At least 48 people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing as a landslide swept through a town in the north-west Colombia early on Monday morning.

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UN Experts Criticise Paraguayan Government Over Abortion Case

A group of UN human rights experts have criticised the Paraguayan government for failing in its responsibility to act with due diligence in the case of a ten-year old pregnant girl who was denied an abortion.

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Chile: President Announces Cabinet Shuffle

In the midst of a popularity crisis, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced today nine changes in her cabinet.

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Peru: One Dead and Two Injured in Anti-Mining Protest

A 35-year-old man was shot dead as protesters clashed with police during a manifestation against a mining project in the Arequipa region, in south-western Peru.

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