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28 July 2014 Last updated at 08:01 ET

Hero's welcome for freed VenezuelanPresident Nicolas Maduro (right) welcomes former Venezuelan Army intelligence head Hugo Carvaja in Caracas on 27 July 2014

Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.

View of the Cerro Rico in Potosi'Miners' grave' found in Bolivia

A grave containing at least 400 people is unearthed in the Bolivian city of Potosi, with the remains thought to be those of colonial-era miners.

Maduro holds a picture of ChavezVenezuela party in key congress

Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party holds its first congress since the death of President Hugo Chavez last year.

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How Brazil silenced its critics

Fears of mass civil unrest in Brazil during the World Cup turned out to unfounded, not least because of the government's heavy-handedness, writes our Rio correspondent Wyre Davies.

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