The Americas

A man walks past boxes of USAID humanitarian aid at a warehouse at the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Feb. 21, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said he’s weighing whether to shut down the border with Colombia, where the bulk of aid meant for Venezuela is being stockpiled and exiled leaders have been gathering ahead of a fundraising concert Friday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
The United States has created a new agency to promote development around the globe, with a particular emphasis on Latin America
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August 20, 2019
Former Honduran first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo smiles arrives to court for her sentencing on corruption charges in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Aug. 20, 2019.
Rosa Elena Bonilla found guilty of diverting some 18.3 million Honduran lempiras ($779,000) in public funds plus international donations originally earmarked for social programs
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
FILE - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, July 28, 2019.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday his government is talking to 'various representatives' of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who also confirmed that discussions had been taking place
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August 20, 2019
FILE - U.S. dollar bills and Argentine pesos are displayed for the photographer on a table at a currency exchange business in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 23, 2014.
In three interventions in the foreign exchange market, the bank acted in concert with statements from officials saying the government's top priority was to stabilize the peso after it lost 18% of its value against the US dollar last week
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
People cross the Colombian-Venezuelan border over the Simon Bolivar international bridge in Cucuta, June 10, 2019.
International donors have been significantly less generous in their support of Venezuelan migrants than other global refugee crises, Colombia's foreign minister said on Tuesday
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
FILE - Chilean political extremist Mauricio Hernandez Norambuena (2nd L-front) is escorted by policemen in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2002.
Mauricio Hernandez Norambuena, a member of leftist group Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front (FPMR), was convicted in Chile of the 1991 murder of Chilean Senator Jaime Guzman
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
Luz Marina Monzon, left, director of the missing person's unit, speaks during a presentation on information on those disappeared during the nation's civil conflict, in Bogota, Colombia, Aug. 20, 2019.
Ex-combatants from country's once largest guerrilla group turn over names and information on several hundred people who went missing during nation's long civil conflict in first step toward helping more families find closure
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August 20, 2019