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Shooter kills at least 11 and himself at Brazil New Year's party

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A gunman stormed a house party and killed at least 11 people and himself during New Year celebrations in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas late on Saturday.
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Brazilian police: Greek ambassador killed by wife's lover

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Brazil believe that Greece's ambassador to the country was killed by his wife's lover under her orders in a house in the Rio area and have detained three suspects, authorities said Friday....
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Peru president proposes dredging reservoir for gold

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski proposed dredging a reservoir in a dry northern region of Peru to extract what he described as "much more gold" than what the country's biggest gold mine holds, according to an interview with a local newspaper....
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President predicts Brazil will 'defeat the crisis' next year

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president predicted Thursday that Latin America's largest economy would emerge from a deep recession next year to "defeat the crisis," even as unemployment jumped yet again....
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Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Chapecó (Brazil) (AFP) - The bodies of 50 players, coaches and staff from a Brazilian football team wiped out in a plane crash in Colombia arrived home Saturday for a massive funeral....
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Bolivia suspends airline as Colombian crash probe points to lack of fuel

LA PAZ/MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) - Bolivian authorities on Thursday suspended the license of a tiny charter airline whose plane crashed in Colombia this week after apparently running out of fuel, killing 71 people and wiping out a Brazilian soccer team on its way to a regional cup final....
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Cuba's Fidel Castro made revolutionary mark on history

The son of a wealthy landowner, Fidel Castro turned his back on a life of privilege to lead a left-wing revolution in Cuba that endured for decades and was shaped by his political cunning, keen sense of destiny and boundless ego....
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EU-Canada sign long-delayed trade pact

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union and Canada signed Sunday a landmark trade pact, ending days of drama after a small Belgian region refused to endorse the agreement and deeply embarrassed the EU....
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Venezuela protests against Maduro escalate, dozens injured

Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests....
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Colombia airline halts Caracas flights on mid-air intercept

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's flagship airline has grounded all flights to Caracas after a confusing mid-air intercept of one of its planes by Venezuela's air force....
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