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Baby whose US court appearance drew outrage over Trump's border separations is reunited with parents in HondurasBaby whose US court appearance drew outrage over Trump's border separations is reunited with parents in Honduras
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Seaweed piles up on beaches along Mexico's Caribbean coastWorkers are struggling to remove tons of seaweed that has washed up on beaches along Mexico's Caribbean coast
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Puerto Rican evacuees get another extension on housingHundreds of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are living in hotels around the nation have been given more weeks to use temporary housing vouchers
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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, workers on tractors harvest soybeans in Campo Novo do Parecis, in Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Human Rights Watch released a report on Friday, July 20, 2018 saying Brazil is one of the largest consumers of pesticides in the world and that the nation isn’t doing enough to protect people from the hazardous products. (AP Photo/Maurilio Cheli, File)
Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides moreHuman Rights Watch is urging the Brazilian government to establish buffer zones when pesticides are sprayed and to reduce the use of highly toxic products
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: U.S. secretary of state meets with Mexico's new president-elect, Nicaraguan police and armed allies seize anti-government stronghold, disheartened Venezuelans flow into Colombian border city
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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrives to the Juan Pablo II plaza to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Nicaragua marked anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza, despite an ongoing political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protesters seeking President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
Nicaragua's president celebrates crackdown on oppositionNicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has used the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution to celebrate strengthening his grip on power amid months of anti-government protests and to attack the Roman Catholic Church as aligned with "coup mongers."
The Associated Press1 day ago
Judicial chief resigns in latest scandal rocking PeruThe head of Peru's judicial branch resigned Thursday in the wake of a mounting corruption scandal involving secret phone recordings capturing numerous judges making behind-the-scenes deals on everything from promotions to criminal sentences
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Brazilian "celebrity" surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado shows his doctors license as he speaks to the press at the police department after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The 45-year-old buttocks enlargement specialist, also known as Dr. "Bumbum" or Dr. Fanny, fled when one of his female patients died after a surgical procedure conducted in his apartment. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Brazilian police arrest 'Dr. Bumbum' after patient diesBrazilian police have arrested celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado, who had been on the run since a patient died following injections he gave her to enlarge her buttocks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Man wanted for wife's killing in Dominican Republic arrestedA man wanted by authorities in the Dominican Republic on charges that he killed and dismembered his wife has been found living in Massachusetts
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Chile bishop resists giving abuse report to prosecutorsThe head of the Chilean Roman Catholic Church's abuse prevention committee says he will not deliver a report on sex abuse committed by priests against minors to Chile's attorney general
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Graphic breaks down the estimated costs of rebuilding the power system for Puerto Rico; 1c x 5 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 139 mm;
Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power gridTen months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the system before the next hurricane is going unspent
The Associated Press1 day ago
7 Puerto Rico policemen charged in federal corruption caseFederal authorities say seven police officers in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico have been indicted on charges including extortion, robbery and drug trafficking
The Associated Press1 day ago
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