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  World Cup 2014 gets security boost  Brazil has announced a security boost of around 70,000 officers to police this year's football World Cup   Colombia troops to patrol Bogota Map of Bogota Colombia  Colombia is deploying troops in the capital, Bogota, following violent protests in support of a strike by small-scale farmers Mexico 'colluded in disappearances'  The pressure group Human Rights Watch says Mexico has failed to properly investigate human rights abuses committed by the security forces Rio slum dwellers join peace run  Police officers and celebrities in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro joined about 1,500 residents in a race through a shantytown to celebrate... Brazil police storm illegal slum  Brazilian riot police have stormed an illegal settlement of landless workers in Sao Paulo state to reclaim the land for its private owners   State of emergency extended in capital  Authorities extended a state of emergency indefinitely, an action that mobilizes the military to be in charge of securing the country instead...   State of emergency in Ecuador extended  The investigators watch videos and review photographs to identify officers involved in last week's police uprising   Ecuador declares state of emergency Map of Quito Ecuador
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2015-08-15 Ecuador's president declares state of emergency as volcano belches ash Cotopaxi, Ecuador
C. 2015-03-06 Brazil's Petrobras scandal deepens Brazil
D. 2014-11-27 Mexican president Pena Nieto to overhaul police Mexico
4. 2014-08-19 Pope 'deeply hurt' as 3 members of his family die in crash Cordoba, Argentina
F. 2014-02-20 World Cup 2014 gets security boost Brazil
G. 2013-08-30 Colombia troops to patrol Bogota Bogota, Colombia
H. 2013-02-20 Mexico 'colluded in disappearances' Mexico
I. 2012-05-27 Rio slum dwellers join peace run Rio de Janeiro
J. 2012-01-22 Brazil police storm illegal slum Sao Paulo

Brazil's Petrobras scandal deepens  Supreme Court has approved the investigation of dozens of politicians for their involvement in a kickback scheme at the state-run firm   Mexican president Pena Nieto to overhaul police  Enrique Pena Nieto has announced plans to overhaul the country's municipal police forces after the disappearance of 43 students   Pope 'deeply hurt' as 3 members of his family die in crash Map of Cordoba Argentina
Ecuador's president declares state of emergency as volcano belches ash Map of Cotopaxi Ecuador

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Aug.15   Ecuador
  President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity in the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital of Quito

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Mar.6   Brazil

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Nov.27   Mexico
Aug.19   Argentina
  Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed in a car crash in the pontiff's homeland of Argentina, police said

Feb.20   Brazil

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Aug.30   Colombia
Feb.20   Mexico

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May.27   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.22   Sao Paulo

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Oct.10   Ecuador
Oct.5   Ecuador
Sep.30   Ecuador
  Ecuador's government teetered on the verge of collapse, as police took to the streets of Quito, the capital, and physically attacked the president.    President Rafael Correa accuses the oppositio...
Jul.4   Mexico   Mexicans head to polls; security in mind  Polls opened in 15 states in an election that could provide a boost for the opposition party amid concerns over escalating violence May.23   Jamaica   State of emergency in Kingston Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Authorities in Jamaica declared a state of emergency after gang members blockaded a large swath of the city and attacked at least two police stations

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Sep.22   Honduras   Hondurans surround Brazil embassy  Honduran security forces are patrolling the area in the capital after clashes with supporters of ousted president Manuel Zelaya Sep.21   Honduras   Curfew as Zelaya returns
  The Honduran authorities have imposed a round-the-clock curfew and shut down airports after the dramatic return of ousted President Jul.12   Honduras   Honduras lifts overnight curfew  The interim government has lifted the overnight curfew that has been in place since the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya Jun.28   Honduras New leader sets curfew  Interim President Roberto Micheletti has imposed an overnight curfew, hours after being sworn in Jun.8   Peru   Peru sets curfew after deadly clashes  A nervous calm settled over Peru, 3 days after clashes between indigenous citizens and national police left more than 30 dead

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Sep.14   Bolivia Morales struggling to control Bolivia
  President Morales struggled to assert control as protesters set fire to a town hall and blockaded highways in opposition-controlled provinces
Sep.12   Bolivia 'State of siege' declared   Bolivian authorities declared a state of siege to begin at midnight in the eastern department of Pando, which has been the site of recent un...

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