The Americas

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a COVID-19 pandemic briefing from Rideau Cottage, in Ottawa, Nov. 20, 2020.
Health officials warn nation could see 60,000 cases a day by year’s end
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 03:15 PM
Marijuana plants grow at a makeshift camp outside of the Senate building in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Mexican…
Mexico’s Senate votes overwhelmingly to decriminalize marijuana
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 04:07 AM
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaking during a televised…
Maduro mocks Trump on his apparent election defeat
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:43 AM
Peruvian former president Martin Vizcarra, impeached and ousted over corruption allegations, talks to the press outside his…
Former Peruvian president’s last chance to reverse his dismissal is rejected by Constitutional Court
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 01:37 AM
Cambodian-Canadian Actress Ellen Wong Plays Child of Refugee in Film
Clothes hang on a line to dry at a shelter for people affected by the floods caused by heavy rain brought by Storm Iota, in San…
UNICEF needs $42.6 million to provide humanitarian support and life-saving items
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 07:14 PM
A Haitian National Police (PNH) officer pushes a protestor during clashes at a demonstration in Haiti.
At least one killed during demonstration marking 217th anniversary of decisive battle in war for independence from France
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 07:02 AM
Handout photo released by the Honduran Presidenty of the damaged road after the passage of Hurricane Iota in El Florido,…
Heavy rains from storm Iota raises threat of dangerous flooding in Central America
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 04:32 AM
Demonstrators are silhouetted on a Peruvian flag before a march to demand significant social changes and a new constitution…
Cabinet is in place following days of protests
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 01:03 AM
A dog looks on as people cross a flooded road in a canoe caused by River Wawa Boom after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Bilwi…
Hurricane Iota is blamed for the deaths of at least 20 people
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:40 AM
A car damaged by a tree is seen after the passing of Hurricane Iota in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 17, 2020.
Remnants of most powerful storm ever to hit Nicaragua in November are still likely to produce rainfall capable of mudslides and flash floods across portions of Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala through Thursday
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:58 PM
Adalicia Montecino and her husband Rolando Bueso Castillo are surrounded by the media as they walk with their year-old son Johan Bueso Montecinos, who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children, in San Pedro
The policy has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:42 PM
A woman walks into her house, flooded during the passage of Hurricane Iota in Siuna, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020…
At least eight people killed across Central America after Iota strikes Nicaragua as Category 5 hurricane
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 03:50 AM
FILE PHOTO - Mexico's former defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos attends an event at a military zone in Mexico City,…
Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York in 2019 and accused of conspiring to participate in an international drug distribution and money laundering scheme
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Tue, 11/17/2020 - 08:53 PM
A man carries a mattress while moving to a shelter as Hurricane Iota approaches Puerto Cabezas
Iota has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves closer to Honduras
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Tue, 11/17/2020 - 04:40 PM

Child Marriage