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Supporters cheers for presidential candidate Javier Bertucci, outside of a hotel where he held a press conference, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only candidate who has thrown himself in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by oppositionWith two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to enter the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was arrested for fuel smuggling eight years ago
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Mexican candidate: government erred in not going after armsMexican ruling-party candidate rules out split with president
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Colombia arrests cop who got Escobar for money launderingThe Colombian cop who commanded the operation that killed drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has been arrested for laundering money on behalf of a demobilize right wing militia
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Mexico judge rules arrest of alleged cartel boss was illegalA judge in Mexico has ruled that the arrest earlier this week of an alleged drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal
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Ferry blast injures passengers in Playa del Carmen, MexicoMexican authorities say an explosion on a ferry has hurt as many as 25 people in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen, but none of the injuries are life-threatening
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Venezuelan presidential candidate Javier Bertucci acknowledges supporters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only candidate who has thrown himself in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as wellVenezuela's opposition says it will boycott an election challenging socialist President Nicolas Maduro unless the government drops a ban on major candidates and takes other steps to ease fears it's rigged
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Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $750M Fluor contract nears endCrews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of a $750 million federal contract are leaving as a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria
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Mexico finds illegal avocado plantation in Monarch reserveMexican environmental inspectors say they've found 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of illegal avocado plantations in the Monarch butterfly wintering grounds west of Mexico City
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Argentina truckers gridlock traffic to protest Macri reformsA demonstration by Argentine truckers and other labor unions against government austerity measures is gridlocking traffic in several downtown areas of the country's capital
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At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in PeruPolice say at least 44 people were killed when a double-deck bus veered off a highway and tumbled 200 meters (about 650 feet) down a cliff in southern Peru
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US lawmakers say it's time to restore staff at Cuba embassyU.S. lawmakers visiting Cuba are urging urged the State Department to restore embassy staff pulled from the country last year in response to mysterious ailments among diplomats and their families
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Vatican sex abuse investigator hospitalized in ChileThe special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse has been hospitalized in Chile
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Mexican front-runner promotes 'well-being of the soul'The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race has plunged into the normally taboo topic of religion, vowing to promote 'the well-being of the soul' if elected
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In this Feb. 5, 2018 photo, Cornelio Colque Huanca, dressed as "Ekeko," the god of prosperity and the central figure of the Alasita Fair, poses for a portrait in front of a black curtain in La Paz, Bolivia. Huanca, 56, said he's been selling plants at the annual Alasita fair over the last 39 years. "Everything I've asked him, he has given to me. That's why I always wanted to dress up as Ekeko," said Huanca who took 5th place at the Ekeko competition. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
AP PHOTOS: Bolivians pick their Andean god of abundanceAP PHOTOS: Bolivians pick their Andean god of abundance and dream of prosperity in the coming year
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Vatican's sex abuse investigator hospitalized in ChileVatican's sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile
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