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Ousted Dilma Rousseff to Brazilians: Believe in democracy, dream of justice

In a defiant speech, Rousseff asks Brazilians to resist the coup and fight the gutting of progressive policies.

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South America: The Bolivarians strike back

As 2015 wound down, the left wing Bolivarian "pink tide" in Latin America suffered two serious setbacks, both of which are sobering results that have it reassessing political tactics.

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Lawmakers grant Suriname president immunity for murders

Suriname parliament granted President Desi Brouterse immunity for 1982 murders, raising ire of human rights groups.

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Bolivia’s law gives nature equal rights to humans

Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, (in Spanish La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra) which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.

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Protests assail rigged trial of Chile indigenous leaders

The conviction of four leaders of the Mapuche indigenous group in Chile is drawing international and national condemnation of Chile's right wing government and President Sebastian Piñera.

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Venezuela cuts ties with Colombia

Once again, tensions are rising between the right-wing, U.S.-allied government of Colombia and the left-wing government in neighboring Venezuela.

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Latin America condemns Arizona's anti-immigrant law

The Arizona anti-immigrant law is garnering international attention.

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Billionaire wins Chile election

Sebastian Pinera defeated Eduardo Frei, the candidate of the governing coalition (Concertacion), becoming the first candidate from the right wing to win Chile's presidency since 1958.

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Threats mount against populist Paraguay president

Former bishop Fernando Lugo gained Paraguay's presidency in 2008 supported by a multifaceted coalition of popular forces.