The Americas

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the opening of the Brazilian Steel Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 21, 2019.
Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, which monitors deforestation and wildfires, said as of Aug. 20, 2019, 74,155 were burning in the Amazon rainforest, an 84% increase from the same period last year 
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 22:03
A man reads a Cuban newspaper in Havana, May 19, 2018.
Roberto Quinones faces a year in prison for ‘resistance’ and ‘disobedience;’ Washington says his trial showed ‘flagrant disregard for legal norms’
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 17:12
FILE - This satellite image provided by NASA on Aug. 13, 2019, shows several fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon forest.
Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:43
Women listen to a nurse before getting hormonal implants to prevent pregnancies at a clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, July 25, 2019.
In a country where contraceptives are in short supply, word in the shantytown on the outskirts of Venezuela’s capital spreads quickly. The lucky get on a list run by community leaders. The less fortunate hope there will be extras
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:06
Presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez speaks during the primary elections, at a cultural center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 11, 2019.
Potential foreign policy shift in Latin America's third largest economy would end nearly four years of strident criticism of Maduro under Argentine President Mauricio Macri
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By Reuters
Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:02
An agent of the Dominican National Drug Control Board (DNCD) and a soldier take part in the dismantling operation of a drug trafficking network, in Santo Domingo, Aug. 20, 2019.
Group allegedly used two former professional baseball players to launder assets
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By Reuters
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:56
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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Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:27