Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 | 9:03 p.m.
Updated Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 | 9:03 p.m.
Colombians showed their support in a nighttime rally last week for Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, who is holding on to his job after a judge suspended to an order from Colombia's inspector-general to remove the mayor from office over his showdown with private garbage collectors. Protesters in Brazil got beachgoers' attention by sitting on toilets to protest water pollution that has become a hot-button issue because much of Rio de Janeiro's sewage flows untreated into the city's waterways. Argentines turned out to get a peek at their president, Cristina Fernandez, who spoke publicly for the first time in 42 days, ending a long silence that had led to speculation about her health following head surgery. Friends and family gathered at the home of the parents of Mexican national Edgar Tamayo as his lawyers failed to keep him from being executed in Texas for killing a Houston police officer two decades ago.
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