Boom, Then Slump, Preceded Wide-Ranging South American Protests

Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators marched this week to demand fundamental change, a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires, government offices, trains and metro stations ablaze across South America and the Caribbean.

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Marshals Defer to State Investigators After Shooting Spurs Riots in Memphis

The U.S. Marshals Service said it will conduct an internal review after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation finishes its investigation into a task force’s fatal shooting of a 20-year-old black man it was trying to arrest Wednesday night, which sparked riots that injured 25 police officers.

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ACLU Sues to Protest South Dakota’s Anti-Protest Laws 

When the government puts increasing constraints on free speech through protests, litigation remains as an avenue of expression – and that’s the route the American Civil Liberties Union took Thursday in response to South Dakota’s slew of anti-protest laws, including the recently passed “Riot-Boosting Act.”

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