South America

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• In northwest South America, unusually heavy rains during April caused floods and more deadly mudslides, killing 20 in Colombia, nine in Venezuela and at least 10 in Brazil.

• In Bolivia, roads continue to be blocked periodically by protesters, causing frequent delays. The street protests and blockades have been occurring primarily near the cities of La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and Tarija.

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• In northwest South America, unusually heavy rains during April caused floods and more deadly mudslides, killing 20 in Colombia, nine in Venezuela and at least 10 in Brazil.

• In Bolivia, roads continue to be blocked periodically by protesters, causing frequent delays. The street protests and blockades have been occurring primarily near the cities of La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and Tarija.