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Haiti charges 'Baby Doc' Duvalier
Former Haiti leader Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier is charged with corruption and embezzlement just two days after his return, prosecutors say.
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Chile's government reaches a deal to end a week of protests over gas prices in the far south that trapped hundreds of tourists.
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Brazil's military steps up rescue and supply operations in areas affected by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 655 people.
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