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Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil's Bolsonaro applies for 6-month US visitor visa

The former president applied for the visa amid an investigation into whether he had any role in inciting an uprising in Brazil's capital.

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Anti-government protesters clash with the police in Lima, Peru.

Protests move into Peru's capital, met by tear gas and smoke

The protests have been marked by Peru's worst political violence in more than two decades.

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Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, center

How political unrest escalated into violence in Brazil

Thousands of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro broke through barriers to protest the inauguration of the country's new president.

 | Ben Schamisso

Peruvians surround coffins during a vigil.

Police officer burned to death amid anti-government unrest in Peru

The 29-year-old officer was killed when his patrol car was set on fire by a mob of protesters in Juliaca, a city near the border with Bolivia.

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Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's former president, meets with supporters outside a vacation home in Florida.

As Brazilian Officials Disperse Rioters, Bolsonaro Remains In Florida

Former president Jair Bolsonaro is in Florida as his country deals with riots brought on by his supporters, who want him restored to power.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Protesters storm Brazil's presidential palace.

Authorities In Brazil Seek To Punish Pro-Bolsonaro Rioters

The protesters were seeking military intervention to either restore Jair Bolsonaro to power or oust the newly inaugurated Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro, sit in front of police inside Planalto Palace after storming it.

Pro-Bolsonaro Rioters Storm Brazil's Top Government Offices

U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters that the riots in Brazil were “outrageous.”

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

The coffin with the remains of Brazilian soccer great Pele is carried for his wake at Vila Belmiro stadium in Brazil.

Fans Mourn Pelé At Public Viewing In Brazil Stadium

Pelé's coffin was placed on the field at Vila Belmiro Stadium, where he scored some of his best goals.

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President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with his wife Rosangela Silva, V.P. Geraldo Alckmin and his wife Maria Lucia Ribeiro

Brazil's Lula Sworn In, Vows Accountability And Rebuilding

Lula's presidency is unlikely to be like his previous two mandates, coming after the tightest presidential race in more than three decades in Brazil.

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Two men in Brazil hold memorabilia honoring Brazilian soccer star Pele.

Brazil Mourns Pelé, Who Made Every Part Of The Country Proud

The soccer star died Thursday at the age of 82.

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Supporters of ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo work together to roll a boulder onto the Pan-American North Highway.

Peru's Accidental President Fails To Quell Violent Protests

Protesters are demanding ousted leader Castillo’s freedom, Boluarte’s resignation, and the immediate scheduling of elections to pick a new president.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Peruvian soldiers patrol the streets.

Peru's New Government Declares Police State Amid Protests

The declaration includes the suspension of the rights of “personal security and freedom,” including the rights of assembly and freedom of movement.

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Former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo.

Peru's President Ousted By Congress In Political Crisis

Lawmakers voted 101-6 to remove President Pedro Castillo from office after he tried to dissolve the legislature to prevent an impeachment vote.

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A Chevron sign is displayed outside one of the company's gas stations.

Biden Eases Venezuela Sanctions As Opposition Talks Resume

Under the new policy, profits from the sale of energy would be directed to paying down debt owed to Chevron.

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Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Tells Supreme Court Election 'Is Over'

There had been speculation the far-right incumbent might fight the presidential election result after losing to leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Lula Da Silva Defeats Bolsonaro To Become Brazil's President Again

Lula da Silva's victory marks the first time since Brazil’s 1985 return to democracy that the sitting president has failed to win reelection.

 | AP and William Denselow

A person walks in front of flags for President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

What Brazil's Election Could Mean In The Fight For Democracy

Brazil's runoff election Sunday pits incumbent right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro against left-wing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

 | Scripps News Staff

Cars are piled up in a workshop after intense rains caused flash flooding in Venezuela

Rain-Fueled Landslide Sweeps Through Venezuela Town; 22 Dead

Rescuers were carrying out search operations with trained dogs and drones as dozens of people remained missing after the landslide.

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A migrant is searched by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Venezuelans Become Second-Most-Stopped Group At U.S. Southern Border

In August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped more than 25,000 people from Venezuela at the southern border — a 43% monthly increase.

 | Scripps News Staff

A woman holds a Brazilian flag.

Brazil Election Authority: Bolsonaro, Da Silva Headed To Runoff

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro will head to a runoff vote on Oct. 30.

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A demonstrator dressed in the colors of the Brazilian flag performs in front of a street vendor's towels for sale.

Brazil Holds Historic Election With Lula Against Bolsonaro

The race pits incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro against his political nemesis, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Fire brigade members walk in to a burnt area in Apui, Amazonas state, Brazil.

Worst Brazil Forest Fires In A Decade, Yet Election Silence

Satellite sensors detected over 42,000 fires in the Amazon in 30 days, according to Brazil's national space institute.

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Still image taken from a video shows a man pointing a gun at Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez.

Attempt To Kill Argentina VP Fails When Handgun Misfires

The attack came as the vice president is facing a trial for alleged acts of corruption during her 2007-2015 presidency.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Colombia's President-elect Gustavo Petro

Ex-Rebel Takes Oath As Colombia President In Historic Shift

Sen. Gustavo Petro won the presidential election in June by beating conservative parties who failed to connect with frustrated voters.

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Police block access to a jail that was the site of a deadly fire in Tulua, Colombia

Fire Kills 49 After Apparent Riot Attempt At Colombia Prison

The director of the national prison system said inmates had set mattresses on fire without considering the consequences.

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Veronica Alcocer kisses her husband, President-elect Gustavo Petro

Colombia Picks 1st Leftist President In Tight Runoff Contest

The vote is also resulting in Colombia having a Black woman as vice president for the first time.

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Police officers transport recovered human remains

Police: Amazon Fisherman Confesses To Killing Missing Pair

Authorities were led to human remains after a 10-day search for British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira of Brazil.

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President Joe Biden and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Summit Of The Americas: Leaders Talk Economy, Climate And Migration

President Biden and other Western Hemisphere leaders are meeting in Los Angeles to promote discord and unity amid a host of regional issues.

 | Adi Guajardo

Building that is hosting the Americas Summit in Los Angeles.

U.S. Excluded Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela From Americas Summit

The White House downplayed the number of missing leaders at the table, indicating that the summit can still be effective.

 | Adi Guajardo

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera.

Chilean President Faces Impeachment Over Pandora Papers Revelation

Lawmakers have begun an impeachment procedure against President Sebastián Piñera, accusing him of using his presidency for business gains.

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