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This Latin American country nominated its traditional Joropo musical and dancing genre and Casabe bread for the UNESCO's world list of intangible cultural heritage.

The Nevado del Ruiz erupted most seriously in 1985 when it caused an avalanche of mud and stones that devastated the city of Armero, leaving an estimated death toll of 25,000.

At least 87 votes will be necessary to approve the dismissal of President Dina Boluarte, who is accused of laundering money and ordering the repression of anti-government protests.

"There is no human-to-human transmission of this avian flu." 

This form of violence is unprecedented in Ecuador, an Andean country where President Guillermo Lasso has prompted a governance crisis that will lead him to impeachment.

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