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Northwestern Roraima state

Brazil to deploy military in border state with Venezuela

In the past three years, Roraima, like many Brazilian states, has been the scene of an intense battle between criminal organizations for territory and influence. During the same period, it has also been the major entry point into Brazil for Venezuelans fleeing political and economic turmoil in their homeland.

Wednesday 29 August, 2018

MARIO ABDO BENITEZ

New president takes over in Paraguay, vows to cut poverty

The marketing expert campaigned to continue Cartes' business-friendly policies and played down fears of a return to the heavy-handed past of dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled from 1954 to 1989. Abdo Benitez's father was Stroessner's private secretary.

Thursday 16 August, 2018

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