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Bolivian police fire tear gas as president, opposition wrestle over election audit

29 Oct 2019

LA PAZ/SANTA CRUZ Protests over a disputed presidential election convulsed Bolivia on Tuesday as police fired tear gas in the capital and the sitting president and opposition candidate wrestled over an audit of the results. | Video

Fighting fire with fire, Amazon 'forest guardians' stalk illegal loggers

20 Sep 2019

ARARIBOIA INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil Near midnight, a group of six Guajajara tribesmen with their faces painted for battle listen to the rumble of heavy trucks about 19 miles (30 km) from their village in the Amazon rainforest.

As fires ravage the Amazon, indigenous tribes pray for protection

02 Sep 2019

FEIJO, Brazil As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations. | Video

Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts

15 May 2019

MARACAIBO, Venezuela Seconds before William Lopez was set to be connected to a dialysis machine at a state-run clinic in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo in April, the power went out.

RPT-WIDER IMAGE-Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair

17 Oct 2018

RECIFE, Brazil, Oct 17 Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children.

Mothers of babies afflicted by Zika fight poverty, despair

17 Oct 2018

RECIFE, Brazil Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children.

Brazil police arrest presidential aide in World Cup probe

23 May 2017

BRASILIA Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.

Brazil waters down pension reform as protests turn violent

19 Apr 2017

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer on Tuesday made new concessions to ease passage of an unpopular pension reform bill, leading police unions to try and invade Congress in the latest angry demonstration from a labor group.

Brazil prosecutors eye contract corruption at massacre prison

05 Jan 2017

MANAUS/BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday demanded a multi-million dollar private prison contract in Amazonas state be axed due to signs of corruption as the government blamed mismanagement for the country's bloodiest prison massacre in decades.

Brazil state governor calls for war on drug gangs after massacre

04 Jan 2017

MANAUS/BRASILIA, Brazil The governor of the state that saw Brazil's bloodiest prison massacre in decades this week urged federal authorities on Wednesday to step up the fight against drug trafficking, which he blames for a wave of violence in the remote jungle region.

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