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UPDATE 1-Peru prosecutors suspect lynched Canadian in slaying of shaman
LIMA, April 24 (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Peru suspect that a Canadian man murdered a revered indigenous medicine woman in an Amazonian village last week before being lynched in retribution, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said on Tuesday.
Voom expects Mexico City chopper taxi service app to take off
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Helicopter booking app Voom expects its new Mexico City operations to capitalize on some of the worst traffic in the world to eclipse the growth it has seen in Brazil, the company's chief executive said.
Peru poverty rate rises for first time in 16 years: government
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's poverty rate increased last year for the first time since 2001, rising one percentage point to 21.7 percent, according to government data published on Tuesday.
Chilean clerical sex abuse victim urges pope to fire 'toxic' bishops
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest as a boy will urge Pope Francis to sack "toxic" bishops who covered up the assaults, he said on Tuesday ahead of a face-to-face meeting with the leader of the Catholic Church.
Chilean clerical sex abuse victim urges pope to fire "toxic" bishops
VATICAN CITY, April 24 (Reuters) - A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest as a boy will urge Pope Francis to sack "toxic" bishops who covered up the assaults, he said on Tuesday ahead of a face-to-face meeting with the leader of the Catholic Church.
Canadian lynched in Peru main suspect in killing of medicine woman: prosecutor
LIMA (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Peru have uncovered new evidence that implicates a Canadian man, who was lynched in the Amazon last week, in the slaying of a revered indigenous medicine woman, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said on Tuesday.
UPDATE 1-Argentina gets 32 road project bids in test of partnership plan
BUENOS AIRES, April 24 (Reuters) - Argentina said on Tuesday it received 32 bids for six road projects requiring around $8 billion in investment, in a big test of how public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help cash-starved Latin American governments beef up infrastructure.
Majority of Americans support National Guard on border
(Reuters) - A majority of Americans think President Donald Trump’s plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border will be effective in combating illegal immigration in the short term, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll from April 15-19.
Trump says there is a good chance of a trade deal with China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said there was a good chance that the United States could reach a trade agreement with China and that his treasury secretary would head there for negotiations in a few days.
Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation
RIO DE JANEIRO(Reuters) - Leaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention cannot solve the soaring crime and violence that is roiling the seaside metropolis.
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