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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, deteriorated U.S. and Puerto Rico flags fly on a roof eight months after the passing of Hurricane Maria in the Barrio Jacana Piedra Blanca area of Yabucoa, a town where power was knocked out by the storm. Though President Donald Trump continued one year after the storm to assert that his administration's efforts in Puerto Rico were "incredibly successful," both the local and federal governments have been heavily criticized for inadequate planning and post-storm response. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stoppedAfter Hurricane Maria, hundreds of Puerto Ricans with treatable ailments like bedsores and kidney problems died agonizing deaths after going without proper medical care
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Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisisA Chinese navy hospital ship docked near Venezuela's capital as the OPEC nation's deepening economic crisis garners the attention of the U.S. and other world powers
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Hurricane Maria caravan, rally focuses on Trump's Mar-a-LagoActivists marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico are staging a rally and caravan focused on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida
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In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 photo, Adan, a 27-year-old Guatemalan living in south Florida, who did not wish to be further identified, poses for a photo near his home. Immigrant families hoping to reunite with children and teenagers who crossed the border alone are facing an intimidating system that includes submitting fingerprints by all adults in the household where a migrant child will live. Adan followed the process to gain custody of his 17-year-old sister in detention. Now, he wants to leave his apartment. "I feel I need to move to have a sense of security," said the landscaper about ICE knowing where he lives. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children backFearful immigrant families hoping to reunite with children and teenagers who crossed the border alone are facing an intimidating system that includes submitting fingerprints by all adults in the household where a migrant child will live
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Mexican officials declare flooding emergency in 3 statesFederal officials in Mexico have declared emergencies in three northern states as heavy rains from a tropical depression cause flooding that killed at least three people
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Newspaper in southern Mexico says reporter shot to deathA newspaper in southern Mexico says one of its reporters was shot to death as he left his home to work on a story
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Gunmen kill man, wound 2 inside Acapulco beach restaurantMexican officials say gunmen in a car targeted a man at a restaurant on one of Acapulco's most popular beaches, killing the customer and wounding two other people
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Guatemalan migrants, Arizona residents among 8 dead in crashAuthorities say Arizona residents and immigrants in the U.S. illegally from Guatemala were among the eight people killed in a head-on crash
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2003 file photo, Lebanese citizen Assad Ahmad Barakat, who was then facing tax evasion charges, is escorted by police to a courthouse in Asuncion, Paraguay. On Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, federal police in Brazil arrested Barakat, a fugitive accused of belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah militia and of being a key financier of terrorism.  (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)
Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in ParaguayBrazilian police have arrested a fugitive who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah's financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Sniffer dogs and their handlers wait for the start of a retirement ceremony for sniffer dogs in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The 14 sniffer dogs spent the past decade sniffing for explosives, cocaine and in search and recovery efforts. The Chief Prosecutor plans to put the dogs up for adoption, placing them with families that will help them to live out their retirement years in peace and tranquility. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirementFourteen sniffer dogs have been awarded with honorary medals in Colombia as they were retired from service by the Chief Prosecutor's Office, in a ceremony attended by dozens of their human comrades
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ARCHIVO- En esta fotografía del 5 de septiembre de 2018 se muestra a Jair Bolsonaro, candidato presidencial del Partido Social Liberal de Brasil, mientras saluda a sus simpatizantes durante un acto de campaña en Brasilia. El lunes 17 de septiembre, el puntero en las encuestas rumbo a las elecciones de Brasil, dijo que teme que un fraude le arrebate la victoria. (AP Foto/Eraldo Peres, Archivo)
Spat over taxes splits leading candidate, adviser in BrazilThe economist seen as guarantor of Brazil's leading presidential candidate has cancelled two campaign events amid a disagreement with his boss
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chinese minister inaugurates embassy in Dominican RepublicChinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has inaugurated his country's embassy in the Dominican Republic almost five months after the two nations established diplomatic ties.
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Arizona crash driver had smuggling recordCourt records show the driver and passenger of an SUV involved in a deadly head-on crash that left them and four Guatemalan men dead had been previously convicted of immigrant smuggling charges
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12-year-old girl from Honduras reunited with her familyA girl from Honduras has been reunited with her family in New Hampshire after she was separated from them by the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazilian federal police have arrested a man US authorities say is a member of Hezbollah and key financier of terrorismBrazilian federal police have arrested a man US authorities say is a member of Hezbollah and key financier of terrorism
The Associated Press1 day ago
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