The Americas

Central American migrants cross the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman, Guatemala, to Mexico, Jan. 23, 2020.
Some see an end to migrant caravans after hundreds of Central Americans were hauled onto to buses by Mexican national guardsmen
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:25
 Lack of Progress Leaves Venezuelan Students Disillusioned
For the past 20 years, young people in Venezuela have been on the front lines of protests to demand change in the socialist-run country.  But many university students interviewed by VOA in Caracas say they are disillusioned by the lack of change and have stopped taking part in protests because of government repression and fears for their safety.  From Caracas, reporter Adriana Nunez Rabascall has the story, narrated by Cristina Caicedo Smit.
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:41
Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks with Reuters, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti November 15, 2019. Picture taken November 15,…
US secretary of state didn't specify which elections he was referring to, but Haiti failed to hold scheduled legislative elections last year 
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:48
The leader of Venezuela's political opposition Juan Guaido addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido issues an emotional plea to political and business leaders at World Economic Forum, saying he needed their international help as he could not achieve change in his country alone
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:57
David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated about one and half year ago during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, Jan. 22, 2020.
Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the US late Wednesday to reunite with children they had not seen in a year and a half
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:57
Central American migrants cross the Suchiate River from Mexico to Guatemala, near Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Jan. 21, 2020.
Caravan of thousands had set out from Honduras in hopes Mexico would grant them passage
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:42
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her Vancouver home with her security detail for an extradition hearing in…
Canadian prosecutors try for 'double criminality' in extradition hearing
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 21:00
Venezuela's Guaido Defies Travel Ban to Rally Diplomatic Support
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was in London on Tuesday as part of a surprise international trip to revive support for forcing the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader, Nicolas Maduro. One year ago, Guaido was recognized by the U.S. and over 50 countries as Venezuela’s interim president after Maduro blocked opponents in the last presidential election. However, VOA’s Brian Padden reports.
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 18:58
Journalist Glenn Greenwald listens to a question during a press conference before the start of a protest in his support in front of the headquarters of the Brazilian Press Association, known as ABI, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 30 , 2019.
A prosecutor in the Federal District, Wellington Divino Marques de Oliveira, said the journalist helped a group of six people who hacked into phones of hundreds local authorities
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 14:20
January 20th 2020 - Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will no longer use "royal highness"…
The couple spent the holiday season on Vancouver Island, but it's unclear where in Canada they will settle
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:38
Mourners attend a vigil in memory of Iranian student Amir Moradi, who was killed in the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane…
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, which lost 57 of the 176 people killed in the crash, said Iran did not have the ability to read the data and he demanded the cockpit and flight recorders should be sent to France; Kyiv wants the recorders sent to Ukraine
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:19
Venezuelan migrants arrive in Cúcuta, Colombia after crossing over the Simón Bolivar bridge. (Photo: Diego Huertas / VOA Spanish)
More than 30,000 pedestrians cross from Venezuela into Colombia to buy basic necessities
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:02
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas,…
A special police unit took Caro into custody on Dec. 20 in an operation that opposition leaders described as illegal because he is protected by parliamentary immunity
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 13:08
A member of Mexico's National Guard escort migrants, part of a caravan travelling to the U.S., near the border between…
Mexican security forces fired tear gas at rock-hurling Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico on Monday, underscoring the challenges Lopez Obrador faces to contain migration at the bidding of U.S. President Donald Trump
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:01
Central American migrants carry children as they run across the Suchiate River from Guatemala to Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo,…
Migrants have been stranded in a sort of no-man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 01:20

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