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Ex-Brazilian president exhumed amid claims he was poisoned

The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were Wednesday exhumed to determine if he was poisoned. Goulart’s remains were exhumed under police guard at a cemetery at Sao Borja, near the Argentinian border some 600 kilometres (400 miles) from the southern city…

Chile riot police clash with protesting students

SANTIAGO — Chilean riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons Tuesday to disperse violent protesters on the fringe of an otherwise peaceful student demonstration in the capital Santiago. Tens of thousands of teachers, students, parents and sympathetic labor activists marched in downtown Santiago for the fifth time in…