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‘Un grand monsieur’: Lula challenge to Bolsonaro finds welcome in Europe
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gets a fist bump from Olaf Scholz and an invitation to the presidential palace from Macron

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

25, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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‘It’s as if we’re in Mad Max’: warnings for Amazon as goldmining dredges occupy river
Hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges converge in search of metal as one activist describes it as a ‘free-for-all’

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

24, Nov, 2021 @5:04 PM

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‘I thought I’d never hear applause again’: Brazilian sambistas rejoice at the return of music
Renowned singer Zeca Pagodinho is back performing after Covid-stricken nation carries out one of world’s largest vaccination drives

Tom Phillips in São Paulo

17, Nov, 2021 @1:22 PM

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Daniel Ortega set to win Nicaraguan election denounced as sham
Authoritarian leader who has been in power since 2007 on course to secure another five-year term

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

08, Nov, 2021 @10:43 AM

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‘Environmental defenders are being killed’: living on the frontline of global heating
From extreme weather obliterating homes to rising sea levels ruining crops, climate breakdown is a terrifying daily reality for many

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

08, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ortega poised to retain Nicaraguan presidency after crackdown on rivals
Former Sandinista rebel leader, who has governed since 2007, seeks unprecedented fourth term

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

07, Nov, 2021 @3:14 PM

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Meet the musician singing against Nicaragua’s ‘apocalyptic’ regime
Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy once sang odes to the Sandinista rebels but now laments Daniel Ortega’s authoritarian rule

Tom Phillips in San José

06, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Nicaraguan exiles see vote as step on Ortega’s road to dictatorship
Many Nicaraguans, including the ruling couple’s estranged daughter, see unhappy parallels with the fight against Somoza half a century ago

Tom Phillips in San José

04, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Brazilian police kill 25 suspects allegedly part of bank robbery gang
Congressman hails ‘historic clean-up’ after police raids on farmhouses in Minas Gerais

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

31, Oct, 2021 @5:02 PM

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Colombia’s president hails capture of cartel boss Dairo Antonio Úsuga
Úsuga, one of South America’s most wanted men, arrested at rainforest hideout after massive manhunt

Tom Phillips and Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

24, Oct, 2021 @2:59 PM

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Nicaraguan business leaders arrested in Ortega’s pre-election crackdown
Ortega has detained 39 opponents ahead of November election

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Barbados elects first president as it prepares to drop Queen as head of state
Caribbean nation elects governor general to new role prior to former British colony becoming a republic

Tom Phillips

21, Oct, 2021 @3:11 PM

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