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18 Jun 2019
Blackouts that affect an entire country are incredibly rare. So how did it happen in Argentina? DW examines what occurred in the South American country.
4 Feb 2019
Juan Guaido, Venezuela's National Assembly Leader, is calling for a transparent relationship with China, a key investor in the South American nation. He's also promising any agreements made with the regime of Nicolas Maduro would be honored as long as they were done lawfully.
7 Dec 2018
Russian President Putin has voiced strong support for his Venezuelan counterpart but made no mention of new loans. Beleaguered South American leader Nicolas Maduro is dependent upon Russia for his survival.
24 Jun 2018
Police in Bogota seized over a dozen fake Colombian World Cup soccer team jerseys that were laced with cocaine, authorities in the South American country reported on Saturday (June 23).

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