Brazil: Salvador residents celebrate in the streets after Lula release | AFP

Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva take to the streets in Salvador, Brazil, to sing and march with joy after the former president walked free following a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts. IMAGES

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Faithful celebrate canonisation of first female Brazilian saint | AFP

Hundreds of Brazilians in Salvador applaud and cheer as Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, dubbed the “mother of the poor”, is made a saint by Pope Francis in the Vatican. IMAGES

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Peru PM arrives in Congress, lawmakers begin to appoint judges | AFP

Peru’s Prime Minister Salvador del Solar arrives at Congress as the body begins to appoint top court judges against the president’s demand to hold off on judicial appointments whilst an anti-corruption reform was put in place. IMAGES

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Protesters disrupt climate conference in northern Brazil | AFP

Dozens of protesters boo Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles during a climate conference in the northern city of Salvador IMAGES

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Protests in Rio and Salvador over Bolsonaro’s pension reform | AFP

People protest President Jair Bolsonaro’s pension reform in Rio de Janeiro and in Salvador, as part of a nationwide strike called by Brazil’s trade unions. IMAGES

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – September, 1 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the
headlines. Today: Al Shabaab militants attack Mogadishu prison,
Pakistan army chiefs meet over violent protests, Panamanian police
arrest wanted former Colombian paramilitary commander, and El
Salvador’s gangs want to salvage a broken truce.

SOMALIA
Al Shabaab Attack Intelligence Center in the Capital
Armed attack failed to free prisoners held in underground cells.

PAKISTAN
Army Chiefs Meet Over Unrest
Clashes between police and protesters left at least three dead and
hundreds injured over the weekend.

PANAMA
Fugitive Colombian Warlord Arrested
Armando Perez is accused of ordering the deaths of more than 5,000
people in the 1990s.

EL SALVADOR
Gangs Give Truce a Second Chance
Five powerful gangs have agreed not to attack police and military, but want the government to meet them half-way.

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