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Peru has finished tallying votes in the country’s tight presidential contest but no winner has been declared, with electoral authorities saying they are scrutinizing a small number of ballots amid unproven claims of vote tampering leveled by the apparent loser.

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has been ridiculed for his comment that ‘Mexicans came from the Indians, the Brazilians came from the jungle.’

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly has approved legislation making the cryptocurrency bitcoin legal tender in the country, the first nation to do so.

The U.S. Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on the daughter of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and a top army official.

Human Rights Watch says Colombian police are responsible for the deaths of 20 people during civil unrest that has raged for weeks.

With 95% of ballots tallied, leftist Pedro Castillo has a slight lead over conservative Keiko Fujimori.

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