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Chileans march to demand end to privatized pension system

Thousands of people marched in major cities in Chile Sunday to demand an end to a privatized pension system put in place more than 35 years ago under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
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Brazil police raid BRF and JBS meat plants in bribery probe

SAO PAULO/CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports....
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Vital that Lula stand for Brazil president in 2018: Rousseff

Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said Saturday that Brazil's crippled democracy needs her predecessor and mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, to stand in next year's election....
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Haitians Bid Farewell to Former President Rene Preval

Thousands of Haitians gathered on Saturday to say an emotional final farewell to former President Rene Preval, 74, the country's first democratically elected leader to peacefully transfer power to his successors....
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Mexico cancels sugar export permits to U.S. in trade dispute

Mexico has canceled existing sugar export permits to the United States in a dispute over the pace of shipments, according to a letter seen by Reuters, in a flare-up industry sources said could temporarily disrupt supplies....
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Canadian PM says mosque shooting a 'terrorist attack on Muslims'

Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a "terrorist attack on Muslims"....
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26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal (Brazil) (AFP) - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday....
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Ethics watchdog probes Canadian PM's lavish vacation

Ottawa (AFP) - Canada's ethics commissioner has opened a probe of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his lavish post-Christmas vacation at the private island of billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader the Aga Khan....
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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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