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FILE PHOTO: A view of a collapsed tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Feb.10, 2019.
In a statement, mining company said deal also involves individual compensation for moral and material damages, including job stability and other benefits for a certain period of time
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July 15, 2019
Demonstrators protest against Tia Maria mine in Arequipa, Peru, July 15, 2019.
Tia Maria copper mining project has been a lightning rod for conflict
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July 15, 2019
Venezuela's Communications and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez speaks during a broadcast at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, March 25, 2019.
Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said on Twitter that he and the rest of the government's delegation have arrived for negotiations in the Caribbean nation, where several days of talks were also held last week
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July 15, 2019
FILE - Supporters of presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez and his running-mate, former President Cristina Fernandez, no relation, attend a campaign rally at the Nestor Kirchner Park, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 25, 2019.
The polls were split over who would win a runoff, but all showed no candidate hitting the 45% threshold to win outright in a first round of voting
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July 15, 2019
FILE - Members of Mexico's National Guard check people crossing the Suchiate river on a raft from Tecun Uman, Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, as seen from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, July 3, 2019.
President Jimmy Morales had been widely expected to sign an agreement proposed by the US to absorb large numbers of migrants
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July 15, 2019
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018 file photo, women look on as numbers and names are called to cross the border and request asylum in the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico.
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Trump administration rule change impacts mostly Central Americans, and is expected to spark legal challenges
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July 15, 2019
Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales gestures during a meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in Guatemala City, Guatemala, June 5, 2019.
President Jimmy Morales not to visit Washington at this time; under proposed pact, his country would have to offer asylum to migrants who entered its territory en route to the US
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July 14, 2019