The Americas

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele at the Presidential House.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and El Salvador’s President Bukele hail a “game-changer” in bilateral relations, based on fighting violent gangs and private investment
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July 22, 2019
FILE PHOTO: An U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II electronic spy turborprop airplane sits on the tarmac
US authorities say a Venezuelan fighter jet 'aggressively shadowed' an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations
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July 21, 2019
Plastic waste pile and debris are seen up near the beach in Panama City
Supermarkets, pharmacies and retailers must stop using traditional polyethylene plastic bags immediately, while wholesale stores will have until 2020 to conform to the policy approved in 2018
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By Reuters
July 20, 2019
Ecuador' s President Lenin Moreno, center right, and his wife Rocio Gonzalez arrive at the National Assembly to deliver his State of Nation speech in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Visit has so far been dominated by growing threat of terrorism in Western Hemisphere
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July 20, 2019
Demonstrators protest against governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  July 19, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities.
In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is under siege
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July 19, 2019
In this courtroom sketch, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, foreground right, reads a statement through an interpreter during his sentencing in federal court,  July 17, 2019, in New York.
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Guzman was whisked away early on Friday from a secret location in New York, on his way to the Supermax prison in Florence, his attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, told the Denver Post
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By Reuters
July 19, 2019
FILE - An overcrowded fenced area holding families at a Border Patrol station is seen in a still image from video in McAllen, Texas, June 10, 2019.
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As border arrivals have increased, so too has scrutiny of their treatment by Border Patrol agents and the conditions in which they are detained
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July 19, 2019