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A small group of migrants waiting to seek asylum sleeps at the entrance to the Puerta Mexico international bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, Friday, June 28, 2019. Hundreds of migrants from Central America, South America, the Caribbean…
A new report from Human Rights Watch families have been stranded with no means to survive and are facing physical violence
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 00:01
Costa Rica's Education Minister Edgar Mora speaks to the media after resigning for protests over his "progressive" ideas at the presidential house in San Jose, Costa Rica, July 1, 2019.
Edgar Mora was criticized on multiple fronts, including for an LGBTQ policy
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 23:41
FILE - A former commander of the Marxist FARC rebel group Seuxis Paucias Hernandez, known by his war alias as Jesus Santrich arrives at the court complexin Bogota, Colombia, May 20, 2019.
Seuxis Paucias Hernandez, better known by his nom de guerre, Jesus Santrich, took his congressional seat last month, days after being released from prison
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 22:37
In this June 27, 2019 photo, Abraham Rodríguez poses for a portrait with a finished shoe outside his shoe factory in Villa Rosasani on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia. Rodríguez says the tax-free import of goods and the black market have affected…
Experts worry about Bolivia economy after more than a decade of stability under President Evo Morales
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 22:33
Panama's new President Laurentino Cortizo wears the presidential sash as he speaks during his inauguration ceremony in Panama City, Monday, July 1, 2019.
Cortizo says he will work during his five-year term to boost the economy and bring transparency in contracting for public works projects
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:09
FILE - Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, June 10, 2019.
A year since his election, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador enjoys the backing of nearly two-thirds of the electorate, but skepticism about his government's handling of major issues is widespread, a poll showed
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 20:18
The Star of David decorates a tomb eroded by moss at the Jewish cemetery in Guanabacoa in eastern Havana, Cuba, June 7, 2019.
Slowly, the oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba is beginning to be rehabilitated, along with the memory of many of the island's early Jewish forebears
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 23:23
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro takes part in a ceremony at a Navy base in Catia La Mar, Venezuela May 14, 2019 in this handout picture from  Miraflores Palace, May 14, 2019.
A manhunt is underway for eight other men suspected in a plot to assassinate President Maduro
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 16:29
Haiti's parliament, Palais Legislatif in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Parliament reopens after rocky start as protesters question lawmakers’ relevance
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 15:44
The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, June 24, 2019, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas.
Photo of Oscar Martinez and 23-month-old Valeria lying face down in a river has saddened and angered millions
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:06
A man casts his ballot at a polling station during primary elections in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Uruguay’s political parties are choosing their presidential candidates Sunday in a simultaneous election.  (AP Photo/Matilde…
Data from the three main local pollsters indicated after polls closed that Ernesto Talvi looked set to be the candidate for the Colorado Party
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 05:20
A municipal police officer stands outside the Municipal Funeral Home at La Bermeja Cemetery, where the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and his daughter Valeria, 23 months, arrived in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, June 30, 2019…
The president of the small Central American country called on the U.S. to work with El Salvador to help make the country a safe place to live
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 04:48
A Haitian woman reacts as she watches a television broadcast of the match between Haiti and Canada during the CONCACAF Gold Cup
Against all odds, team Haiti outscores Canada, thrilling fans worldwide
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 07:08
Panoramic view of the community of Huamantanga
1,400-year-old Peruvian water-diverting method is example of how indigenous methods could supplement existing modern infrastructure in water-scarce countries worldwide
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Sun, 06/30/2019 - 12:05
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, June 18, 2019.
The Senate's top Democrat calls on the U.S. government to step up its efforts to investigate the deaths of Americans who traveled to the Dominican Republic and is asking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to get involved
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Sun, 06/30/2019 - 08:18

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