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Colombia authorizes riot-control measures ahead of protests

Reuters Monday, 18 November 2019 ()
Colombia on Monday said it would authorize local authorities to adopt exceptional measures to contain protests planned for Thursday, given the government's wariness over the sort of violent unrest that has swept other Latin American capitals.
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