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Portugal public workers, soldiers protest against austerity

Portuguese civil servants and soldiers staged an anti-austerity protest in Lisbon on Saturday, a sign of the rising social tensions in debt-hit Portugal over deep cuts in spending. The country’s two main public workers unions, the CGTP and UGT, organised the march through the streets of the Portuguese capital to try “to prevent the…

Chile police chief resigns after shooting of protester

SANTIAGO — Chile’s police chief resigned Friday after coming under pressure over the high-profile shooting death of a teenage protester that has fueled social unrest in the Andean nation. General Eduardo Gordon’s position as general director of the carabineros became untenable when the government asked him to respond to a…

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