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"Not even the pandemic" will stop Colombia protests, leaders say

Thousands of union members, teachers, students and Indigenous people are participating in a national strike in Colombia on Wednesday to protest the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque, the killing of human rights activists and police violence. The marches are the latest in a sporadic series of protests …

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Thailand, Hong Kong activists form alliance

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will hold a special session in parliament next week as protesters repeat calls for him to quit. Thousands have rallied for six straight days in Bangkok, and the movement is also finding support in Hong Kong. Dubbed the “Milk Tea Alliance”, activists in both places …

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Chile: Churches set on fire on anniversary of protests

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday devolving by nightfall into riots and looting. People gathered early in the day in demonstrations downtown and …

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Chile: on first anniversary of protests, justice still elusive

Thousands in Chile are set to mark one year since the beginning of a protest movement calling for social change in Latin America’s most stable democracy. Demonstrators demanded a new constitution and a more equal society, marking a “social explosion” that unmasked deep-rooted discontent and anger over social inequality, privilege …

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Argentina marks 75th anniversary of Peronism

Argentina is commemorating the birth of Peronism. Events have been held to mark the 75th anniversary of protests calling for the release of imprisoned politician Juan Domingo Peron who went on to become president. After a tumultuous political career, Peron died in office in 1974. In this year’s celebration, many …

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