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24 April 2014 Last updated at 19:48

Rio police 'to probe' dancer's deathPolice keep watch near the pacified Pavao-Pavaozinho community, just blocks from Copacabana Beach, on April 23, 2014

Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.


Supporters of an oil nationalization bill proposed by Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez holds up flags reading in Spanish "Fight and return YPF" outside Congress Argentina approves Repsol payment

Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.

An undocumented Guatemalan immigrant before being deported from the US, on June 24, 2011.Mexico and Guatemala rescue migrants

Mexico and Guatemala say they have rescued dozens of people from captivity and arrested 14 of their alleged human traffickers.

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The BBC's Wyre Davies examines the impact of the police pacification campaign in Rio de Janeiro's restive Pavaozinho favela ahead of the World Cup.

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