2018: A big year for Latin American elections
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…

Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - September 30, 2016

Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz told the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that Costa Rica’s decision to walk out of the United Nations (U.N.) session before Brazilian President…

Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter
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Costa Rica
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Nowhere to go: A day at a Costa Rica migrant shelter

Zach Dyer - June 28, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas — As the sun comes up people start to line up outside the mobile immigration processing center at the Red Cross camp just steps…

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff impeached, will be suspended from office
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff impeached, will be suspended from office

Nick Miroff and Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - May 12, 2016

BRASÍLIA, Brazil - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff was impeached Thursday and will be suspended from office after senators voted overwhelmingly to put her on trial for allegedly…

Brazil’s impeachment battle isn’t over, but it’s looking grim for President Rousseff
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil’s impeachment battle isn’t over, but it’s looking grim for President Rousseff

Dom Phillips and Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 18, 2016

BRASIÍLIA, Brazil - A weekend vote by Brazilian lawmakers to impeach President Dilma Rousseff was only one step in the push to unseat her. But the lopsided…

Brazilian bribe money funded Rousseff’s reelection, daily reports
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazilian bribe money funded Rousseff’s reelection, daily reports

AFP - April 7, 2016

BRASÍLIA, Brazil -- Bribe money from a giant corruption scheme at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras went into President Dilma Rousseff's reelection campaign coffers, a former CEO has told prosecutors,…

Brazil’s Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ as judge blocks Lula
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil’s Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ as judge blocks Lula

Damian Wroclavsky | AFP - March 17, 2016

BRASÍLIA — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff swore in predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as her new cabinet chief Thursday, but a judge quickly quashed the appointment amid…

Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - March 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Wednesday at the end of an extraordinary day in a worsening political situation as an enormous…

Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors
Brazil
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Brazil
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Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg View - March 15, 2016

The worries for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seem to have no end. On March 3, a newsmagazine published what it said were accusations by a onetime…

‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff
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Brazil
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‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

Natalia Ramos and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 13, 2016

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – More than three million Brazilians, according to police, demonstrated Sunday across Latin America's biggest nation to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff. Chanting "Dilma…