The Americas

Soccer fans waiting to see Diego Maradona lying in state clash with police outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires,…
Thousands of Argentines flocked to the Casa Rosada to pay their respects to the football legend
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Thu, 11/26/2020 - 08:49 AM
Argentine Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Dies at Age 60
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His personal demons grabbed headlines later in life
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Thu, 11/26/2020 - 12:31 AM
FILE PHOTO:  Argentinian star Diego Maradona raises his arm in the air after scoring his game winning goal against England in…
The Argentine legend became a global name after leading his team to a World Cup title in 1986 
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Wed, 11/25/2020 - 01:15 PM
An official photo of former Congress President Eduardo Meyer is thrown out from the Congress building after protesters set a…
About 7,000 were demonstrating against budget cuts
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Sat, 11/21/2020 - 08:24 PM
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a COVID-19 pandemic briefing from Rideau Cottage, in Ottawa, Nov. 20, 2020.
Health officials warn nation could see 60,000 cases a day by year’s end
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 03:15 PM
Marijuana plants grow at a makeshift camp outside of the Senate building in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Mexican…
Mexico’s Senate votes overwhelmingly to decriminalize marijuana
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 04:07 AM
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaking during a televised…
Maduro mocks Trump on his apparent election defeat
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:43 AM
Peruvian former president Martin Vizcarra, impeached and ousted over corruption allegations, talks to the press outside his…
Former Peruvian president’s last chance to reverse his dismissal is rejected by Constitutional Court
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:37 AM
Cambodian-Canadian Actress Ellen Wong Plays Child of Refugee in Film
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Clothes hang on a line to dry at a shelter for people affected by the floods caused by heavy rain brought by Storm Iota, in San…
UNICEF needs $42.6 million to provide humanitarian support and life-saving items
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 07:14 PM
A Haitian National Police (PNH) officer pushes a protestor during clashes at a demonstration in Haiti.
At least one killed during demonstration marking 217th anniversary of decisive battle in war for independence from France
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 07:02 AM
Handout photo released by the Honduran Presidenty of the damaged road after the passage of Hurricane Iota in El Florido,…
Heavy rains from storm Iota raises threat of dangerous flooding in Central America
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 04:32 AM
Demonstrators are silhouetted on a Peruvian flag before a march to demand significant social changes and a new constitution…
Cabinet is in place following days of protests
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:03 AM
A dog looks on as people cross a flooded road in a canoe caused by River Wawa Boom after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Bilwi…
Hurricane Iota is blamed for the deaths of at least 20 people
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:40 AM
A car damaged by a tree is seen after the passing of Hurricane Iota in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 17, 2020.
Remnants of most powerful storm ever to hit Nicaragua in November are still likely to produce rainfall capable of mudslides and flash floods across portions of Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala through Thursday
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:58 PM

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