Violence broke out after a day of peaceful protests in Brazil. Federal employees demanded a shorter working week and funds for education.
Brazilian unions backed by various social movements are striking against pension and labor reforms. Organizers claim the strike will be the "biggest in Brazil's history."
Demonstrators clashed with police in Buenos Aires as the city came to an utter standstill during a 24-hour general strike. Workers feel that the free market policies of President Macri have exacerbated income inequality.
Brazil's Senate has started a session leading to a vote on whether to send President Dilma Rousseff for a full impeachment trial. If the vote goes ahead against her, it will be Rousseff's final day in office.
Several people were killed as the opposition boycotted an election that could place near-total power in the hands President Nicolas Maduro. The US was set to announce tough new sanctions against the oil-rich country.
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