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Mainly Haitian along with some African migrants wait in men's and women's lines to request documents giving them temporary legal status in Mexico, outside the Siglo XXI detention center in Tapachula, Mexico, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Mexico is under intense pressure to reduce the flow of migrants traveling through the country
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Sun, 06/30/2019 - 00:20
A performer flies a rainbow flag during the gay pride parade, in Mexico City, Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
Events included a boisterous party in Mexico and the first pride march in North Macedonia's capital; more are set for Sunday
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Sat, 06/29/2019 - 21:02
Containers are stacked on a ship in the port of Lazaro Cardenas November 21, 2013.
Mexico sends around 80% of its exports to US, is eager to reduce economic dependence on its neighbor
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Sat, 06/29/2019 - 17:30
The ship Anna Maersk unloads a container after arriving at Roberts Bank port carrying 69 containers of mostly paper and plastic waste returned by the Philippines
Arrival closes chapter on dispute that started in 2013 and sparked diplomatic furor between Ottawa and Manila
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Sat, 06/29/2019 - 16:52
Mexico's National Guard patrol along the border between Mexico and the U.S., in Anapra
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Country's immigration agency also announced it would hire new agents for third time this year, though on a decidedly smaller scale than the troop deployment
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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 21:46
FILE - Nicolas Maduro Jr. (C) accompanies his father, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in a military parade, in Caracas, Venezuela,April 13, 2018.
US ramps up pressure on family members in effort to force Maduro from office
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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 17:15
FILE - Dominican Police Arrest 'Mastermind' in David Ortiz Shooting Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz speaks during a news conference before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, in Boston, Sept. 30, 2016.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have arrested the mastermind behind the shooting of baseball great David Ortiz in a case of mistaken identity
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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 14:16
Frito Absolu uses a machete to trim vetiver plants on a hillside in Les Cayes, Haiti.
Haiti produces more than 70 tons of vetiver oil a year, surpassing Indonesia, China, India, Brazil and the neighboring Dominican Republic
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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 16:23
FILE - Nicolas Maduro Jr. (C) accompanies his father, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in a military parade, in Caracas, Venezuela,April 13, 2018.
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Action by the US Treasury Department freezes any US assets belonging to Nicolas Maduro Jr. and prohibits American from doing business with him
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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:40
Hurricane Alvin, now downgraded, is seen off the coast of Mexico in this map from NOAA, June 28, 2019.
Alvin slipped back below hurricane threshold to 70 mph (110 kph) by Friday morning and is expected to continue weakening while moving roughly northwestward over open seas
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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:13
On Jan. 31, 2019,  the migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, carrying 47 migrants, comes into dock at the Sicilian port of Catania, southern Italy.
The U.N. migration agency says migrant children have died or gone missing at the rate of nearly one per day worldwide over the past five years
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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:36
Renewable Energy Powers Up Costa Rica
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According to the Energy Information Administration, the United States gets about 11 percent of its electric energy from renewable sources.  On the other hand, since 2015 Costa Rica has gotten about 98 percent of its energy from renewables. How they do it has lessons for every country.  VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
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Fri, 06/28/2019 - 03:28
In this May 8, 2019 file photo, sargassum seaweed fills the shore where fishermen push their boat to sea in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The floating mats of algae seldom reached the famed beaches around Cancun until 2011, but they're now severely affecting tourism
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 23:59
This photo provided by the Argentine Ministry of Security, shows a cache of weapons seized by authorities at an undisclosed location in Argentina, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Authorities seized about 1,000 guns and hundreds of explosives from an…
Argentine officials say they have seized about 1,000 guns and hundreds of explosives from a criminal gang
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 20:35
FILE - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, June 21, 2019. The U.S. Treasury Department on June 27, 2019, indicted two former officials in Maduro's government on money laundering and corruption charges.
Both men are accused of taking bribes in exchange for awarding contracts for electrical infrastructure equipment, some of which was incompatible with the network, 'rendering them useless'
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 19:11

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