The Americas

U.S. diplomat Elliott Abrams during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council  on Venezuela at U.N. headquarters in New York, Feb. 28, 2019.
Elliott Abrams brushes aside questions over whether Washington had lost interest amid other pressing foreign policy issues such as tensions with Iran and China trade talks
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By Reuters
June 25, 2019
Soy beans are seen at a Grobocopatel Hermanos company storage plant in Carlos Casares, Argentina, April 16, 2018.
If finalized, the nuclear plant, reportedly worth up to $8 billion, would be one of the biggest projects financed in Argentina by China, which has become a key trading partner for Argentina and its biggest non-institutional lender
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By Reuters
June 25, 2019
Violence in Northern Mexico
More than 200,000 people have been killed in gang-fueled violence since the end of 2006
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By Reuters
June 25, 2019
FILE - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro talks at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 6, 2019.
Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand, has softened his stance on Brazil's largest trading partner since taking office in January and will meet with Xi for 40 minutes on Friday morning before summit kicks off in Osaka
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By Reuters
June 25, 2019
Russian guided missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov enters Havana's bay, Cuba, June 24, 2019.
Questions and answers on the Admiral Gorshkov, an advanced Russian warship that arrived in Havana harbor and now sits at the dock used until this month by US cruise ships
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June 24, 2019
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, left, is greeted by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, as first lady Cilia Flores looks on, at Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Request comes at end of 3-day visit to the embattled country
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June 22, 2019
Swedish programmer Ola Bini talks to reporters after he was freed in Quito, Ecuador,  June 20, 2019. The Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking.
Ola Bini must remain in Ecuador while his alleged hacking attacks are investigated
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June 22, 2019