Political and civil unrest

An anti-government demonstrator screams in font of a burning barricade in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Protests in the country have spilled over into a fifth day, even after President Sebastian Pinera cancelled the subway fare hike that prompted rioting, arson and violent clashes that have almost paralyzed the country. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 24, 2019 - 5:02 am
Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia's is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has...
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October 23, 2019 - 11:53 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — In a story Oct. 22 about two University of Connecticut students who are charged with ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race for using a racial slur, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the students could face up to a year in...
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A protester holds a banner that reads in Spanish "Soldier don't fire against the people" in front of riot police during in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes wracked Chile as the government raised the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 23, 2019 - 11:01 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters swarmed Chile's capital setting up fiery barricades and clashing with riot police Wednesday, as an apology and promises of economic reform from President Sebastián Piñera failed to calm unrest and rioting that has led to at least 18 deaths...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018 file photo, people walk through the gates leading to Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard's student newspaper is facing a campus backlash over a routine request for government comment about a student demonstration against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, file)
October 23, 2019 - 12:40 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The student newspaper at Harvard University is facing a campus backlash over a routine request for government comment on a demonstration against a federal immigration agency. A petition signed by 11 student groups including the Harvard College Democrats accuses the Harvard...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, a protester covers the Hong Kong emblem with a Hong Kong colonial flag after they broke into the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
October 23, 2019 - 10:23 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. Secretary for Security John Lee told the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's legislature that the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, arrives at chamber of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked the protests in Hong Kong over an extradition bill. Hong Kong officials pleaded on Tuesday, Oct. 22, for authorities in Taiwan to let the man surrender himself for killing his girlfriend while visiting the self-ruled island last year.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
October 23, 2019 - 3:10 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's crisis (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Hong Kong's government has formally withdrawn an unpopular extradition bill that sparked unruly protests, which morphed into a broader campaign for democratic change in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The security...
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A line of police separate supporters of opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa, a former president, left, from supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is running for his fourth term, outside the Supreme Electoral Court where election ballots are being counted in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A sudden halt in release of presidential election returns led to confusion and protests in Bolivia on Monday as opponents suggested officials were trying to help Morales avoid a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
October 21, 2019 - 11:40 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's electoral authority announced Monday night that President Evo Morales was close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader's opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count. Crowds burned the offices of...
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FILE - In this Jan 8, 2016, file photo, Burns resident Steve Atkins, left, talks with Ammon Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, following a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. Bundy’s family played central roles in a 2014 standoff over grazing fees in Nevada and the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 21, 2019 - 7:01 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers, a congressional watchdog agency said Monday. The...
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Catalan regional president Quim Torra walks at the Palace of the Generalitat, the headquarters of the Government of Catalonia, ahead of an interview with The Associated Press in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. The leader of Catalonia says that the massive protests that have often spiraled into violent clashes with police this week won't cease until the Spanish government accepts to listen to separatists' demands. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's leader said Monday that the recent massive protests in the region, which often spiraled into violent clashes with police, won't cease until the Spanish government agrees to listen to separatists' demands. "If we don't sit down to talk this won't stop," Catalan...
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Anti-government protesters with the colors of the Lebanese national flag painted on their faces and with Arabic that reads "Revolution," pose for a photograph in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Protesters have closed major roads around Lebanon ahead of an emergency Cabinet meeting to discuss a rescue plan for the country's crumbling economy. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 21, 2019 - 12:21 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Cabinet approved a package of economic reforms and a 2020 budget with no new taxes on Monday, hoping to appease the thousands of protesters that have taken to the streets for the last five days to demand the government step down. Prime Minister Saad Hariri described the...
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