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Conservative podcast host Steve Bannon defended former President Donald Trump's call for a "termination" of the U.S. Constitution over his 2020 election loss.
On his Monday podcast, Bannon referenced Trump's remarks on Truth Social.
"A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution," the former president wrote over the weekend.
While the remarks were widely criticized, Bannon argued that Trump was right.
"President Trump put this thing out about the Constitution the other day," the host said. "But the reality is we have a constitutional crisis. We have a constitutional crisis because Joe Biden is not legitimate. I've said this from the very beginning. I said it [on] the day of his inauguration. He's not legitimate. We have the receipts. And now we see it."
Trump 2024 campaign attorney Christina Bobb agreed that Biden was "absolutely not" a legitimate president.
"I think he was put forward to be a stooge, to be controlled by, you know, shadowy figures that didn't want their fingerprints or their names on certain things," Bobb opined.
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Chile's snow-capped Villarrica volcano has been shaken by earthquakes and is belching fire, placing authorities on alert for a possible eruption in a picturesque area beloved by tourists.
Since October, the 2,847-meter (9,300-foot)-high Villarrica has been the site of gas explosions and seismic events, with pillars of fire up to 220 meters high shooting out of its lava lake.
Alvaro Amigo, the head of the National Volcanic Surveillance Network, told AFP that "while we cannot predict when the volcano will erupt, the conditions are in place," according to daily assessments of activity at the site.
The glacier-clad volcano overlooks the city of Pucon, with a population of around 28,000 people who live just 15 kilometers (10 miles) from the peak.
The region's lakes and lush forests are a popular tourist draw and some 10,000 visitors climb Villarrica each summer, according to official figures.
"The thing about Villarrica is the risk, because many people are living in areas that are highly exposed" to potential damage from the volcano, said geophysicist Cristian Farias.
He warned that residents had forgotten the hazards of "what Villarrica can do."
Amigo said the volcano was dangerous because its eruptions often cause perilous volcanic rock and mud flows "and because it has a large population and infrastructure around it."
Experts compare the current level of activity to that seen before the previous eruption in 2015, when an explosion of lava, gas and ash shot up 1.5 kilometers into the air, causing no damage before the volcano quieted down again.
Villarrica's last major eruption was in 1984.
The National Geology and Mining Service issued a yellow alert in November in four towns close to the peak, meaning no one can come within 500 meters of the crater. The body has also put in place emergency evacuation plans and real-time monitoring of volcanic activity.
A yellow alert is the step before an orange alert, which indicates imminent eruption.
Mining Minister Marcela Hernando said the idea was to reassure citizens that technology and experts are constantly keeping an eye on Chile's 45 "most important volcanoes."
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At least 27 people were killed when a landslide engulfed a road in northwest Colombia, trapping people in a bus and other vehicles, said President Gustavo Petro on Monday.
"It is with sadness that I must announce that, so far, 27 people, including three minors, have lost their lives in the tragedy" that struck on Sunday in a remote area of the Pueblo Rico municipality, Petro wrote on Twitter.
On Sunday evening, the president reported three dead, as dozens of rescue workers searched for survivors.
One survivor said the driver of the bus managed to dodge the worst of the landslide.
"Part of it was coming down and the bus was a little bit back from that. The bus driver was backing up when it all came crashing down," Andres Ibarguen told radio station Lloro Stereo.
The bus had set out from the city of Cali with 25 passengers, civil defense officials said.
The rainy season that began in August is Colombia's worst in 40 years, according to the government, causing accidents that have left more than 270 people dead.
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