The Americas

Indigenous Bolivians Honor Goddess of Earth, Fertility Before Spring Equinox
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High atop the Andes, indigenous Bolivians burn offerings to Pachamama, the protector goddess of all material things
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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 02:56 PM
FILE - Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, July 11, 2014.
Joint operations between Bahamian and US agencies led to huge marijuana bust     
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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:21 AM
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, police patrol a coca field as hired farmers uproot coca shrubs as part of a manual…
US offers reward for Colombian rebel leader accused of narcoterrorism  
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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:18 AM
National Guard troops equipped with riot gear stand guard at Las Pilas dam, two days after withdrawing from the nearby Boquilla…
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Anger boiled over amid plans to divert additional water at the dam due to obligations
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Mon, 09/21/2020 - 01:05 AM
Peru's President Martin Vizcarra addresses Congress as lawmakers were set to vote over whether to oust Vizcarra after…
Lawmakers to vote on whether to remove President Martin Vizcarra from office
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:35 PM
Nicaraguan Government Threatens to Close Independent TV Station
Journalist at Canal 12 describes order by Managua court to seize broadcast facilities and freeze company assets in tax case as ‘politically motivated’
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:17 PM
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security…
Top US diplomat visits a Venezuelan refugee camp in Brazil
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 01:50 PM
Nicaraguan Government Threatens to Close Independent TV Station
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Country’s Justice Department threatens to seize $350,000 it says Canal 12 owes in taxes
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:51 AM
This picture released by hte Bolivian goverment shows the interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Anez, announcing her withdrawal…
It’s an effort to keep ex-leader Morales from returning to power
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:32 AM
A police officer stands guard one block away from the Constitutional Court building in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020…
Martin Vizcarra’s been accused of moral incompetence
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 02:15 AM
Brazil's Health Minister Gen. Eduardo Pazuelo, center, arrives to attend a ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in…
Military general with no health credentials becomes Brazil's latest health minister
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Thu, 09/17/2020 - 02:04 AM
FILE - A man kneels in front of police blocking a march called by opposition leader Juan Guaido, in Caracas, Venezuela, March 10, 2020.
Report says President Nicolas Maduro was likely aware of murders and other atrocities allegedly committed by security forces; the government has not responded to the accusations
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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 01:33 PM
Jose Gonzalez, left, follows his 5-year-old daughter, carried by a police officer, as they leave a hospital in Santiago, Panama…
In January, authorities found a mass grave with at least seven victims, including a pregnant woman
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 05:47 AM
National Guard soldiers stand guard outside a police van holding people detained for not complying with COVID-19 regulations by…
Chief prosecutor Tarek Saab said Matthew John Heath, who was arrested in Venezuela last week, was plotting attacks against Venezuela's oil industry and electricity system
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Tue, 09/15/2020 - 01:02 AM
The James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building, home of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is pictured in San Francisco, California, Feb. 7, 2017.
Ruling means that those immigrants will be required to find another way to remain in the United States legally or depart
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Mon, 09/14/2020 - 07:12 PM

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