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    How a new kind of protest movement has risen in Venezuela

    By Joshua Partlow and Rachelle Krygier, Alejandro Cegarra For the Washington Post <caption> An opposition demonstrator throws back a teargas canister fired by the Bolivarian National Police. </caption> CARACAS, Venezuela — A plywood shield in one hand, a gas mask over his face, Victor Ortega […]

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  • U.S. economic growth revised higher, boosted by consumer spending

    U.S. economic growth revised higher, boosted by consumer spending

    People cross Broadway with shopping bags in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. December 27, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly By Lucia Mutikani| WASHINGTON U.S. economic growth slowed less than previously reported in the fourth quarter as robust consumer spending provided a boost that was partially offset by […]

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    California slaying victims are mom, 2 kids and another woman

    The four people killed last week in a quiet Northern California neighborhood include a woman and her two children, authorities said Sunday. The victims are Angelique Vasquez, 45; her daughter, Mia Vasquez, 14; her son, Alvin Vasquez, 11; and Ashley Coleman, 21, according to the […]

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    President Trump and Mexican president speak by phone amid crisis in relations

    By Joshua Partlow and William Branigin, MEXICO CITY — Amid one of the worst crises in U.S.-Mexico relations in years, President Trump and President Enrique Peña Nieto sought to ratchet down the tension, speaking for an hour over the phone Friday morning and agreeing, at […]

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  • Red tape chokes off drilling on Native American reservations

    Red tape chokes off drilling on Native American reservations

    By Valerie Volcovici | FORT BERTHOLD, North Dakota When the U.S. oil boom hit North Dakota a decade ago, wells sprang up quickly on the edges of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, an expanse of prairie and rolling hills three times larger than Los Angeles. […]

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    With Fed Expected to Hike, Attention Turns to What It Says

    There isn’t much doubt about what the Federal Reserve will do when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: It’s all but certain to raise its benchmark interest rate — its first increase in a year. The real anticipation surrounds what Fed officials may or may […]

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    Jorge Batlle, Uruguayan leader during economic crisis, dies at 88

    By Leonardo Haberkorn, Former President Jorge Batlle, an extroverted and irreverent politician who was a force in Uruguayan politics for half a century and led it during one of its worst economic recessions, died Oct. 24 at a hospital in Montevideo. He was 88. Mr. […]

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    Colombia’s war has displaced 7 million. With peace, will they go home?

    By Nick Miroff, Nicolò Filippo Rosso For The Washington Post SOACHA, Colombia — In the nation with more internal refugees than any other, you won’t find the uprooted and the dispossessed huddled in tent camps or fleeing in long caravans. Colombia’s war doesn’t look like […]

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    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ousted in impeachment vote

    By Marina Lopes and Dom Phillips, BRASILIA — President Dilma Rousseff was stripped of her office Wednesday in the culmination of a political crisis that has left Latin America’s largest nation adrift, with an economy in deep recession and a public sharply divided over the […]

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    The Olympics are a test that Brazil has yet to pass

    By Joshua Partlow and Dom Phillips, RIO DE JANEIRO — Before the bus windows got blasted out and the water in the aquatics center turned emerald, before the Australian coaches got robbed at knifepoint and the Belgian sailor fell sick after tumbling into the sewage-strewn […]

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