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Governor Eduardo Leite asked for urgent help to rescue hundreds in many towns. Helicopters are searching for stranded folks. In some places, the floods are so bad that helicopters can’t land, so they have to lift people to safety.

On Tuesday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires to protest against cuts to public universities. The protesters called for education funding to be protected. The country’s new President, Javier Milei, was elected to office last year promising to bring Argentina’s finances under control with sweeping cuts to the public sector.

Venezuelan authorities have officially acknowledged the arrest of Rocío San Miguel, a prominent human rights activist. San Miguel, known for her outspoken criticism of President Nicolás Maduro’s government, was arrested on Friday and transported to an undisclosed location.