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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales shake hands during a photo opportunity during before a bilateral meeting in Guatemala City
Under a new deal, the Trump administration is planning to send asylum-seekers from Honduras and El Salvador back to Guatemala to process their request for help outside the U.S., meaning their claims would not initially go through U.S. immigration courts
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 23:02
Volunteers stand near a container truck bearing a logo of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) that arrived carrying humanitarian aid to be stored in a warehouse in Caracas, Venezuela
US sanctions and diplomatic pressure have so far failed to force Nicolas Maduro from power
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 22:43
FILE - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, right, attends the opening of a national dialogue in Managua, Nicaragua, May 16, 2018. The government is reportedly saying talks with the opposition are done.
The Vatican's diplomatic envoy to Nicaragua says he has received a letter from President Daniel Ortega's government apparently saying talks with the opposition on resolving the country's more than year-old political standoff are done
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 21:41
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro holds a press conference in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 1, 2019.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government is replacing more than half the members of a commission investigating disappearances and murders during the dictatorship
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 21:07
People prepare to sleep in a public square that has become an informal shelter for several hundred undocumented Venezuelan migrants in Bucaramanga, Colombia, Aug. 27, 2018.
More than 1.4 million Venezuelans have migrated to Colombia in recent years, fleeing shortages of food and medicine and political upheaval
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:16
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Strong earthquake has hit off the coast of central Chile, though the national emergency office says there are no immediate reports of damage or injury
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 18:23
Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 17, 2017.
Industry minister and former vice president Tareck El Aissami accused of drug trafficking
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:39
Relatives attend the funeral of one of the inmates who died during a prison riot, at the Sao Sebastiao cemetery in Altamira
The Para state public security office said the four were discovered dead when the prison vehicle arrived in the town of Maraba
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:12
Protesters march pastUS Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti, July 29, 2019.
But American Embassy official expressed support for democratically-elected president who has not been judged for any crimes
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 07:27
Protesters hold a banner featuring resigned Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, center, amid other politicians that reads "The 12 disciples of evil. Them too." as they demand the resignation of Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 29, 2019.
Puerto Rico legislator says the US territory's embattled governor is nominating former congressional representative Pedro Pierluisi as secretary of state
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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 21:36
Royal Canadian Mounted Police search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, two teenage fugitives wanted in the murders of three people, near Gillam, Manitoba, Canada, July 29, 2019.
Canadian police say they have pulled out of a remote northern town after an intensive search turned up no sign of two fugitive teenagers suspected of killing three people
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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 20:22
A mother and her baby play on a seesaw installed between the steel fence that divides Mexico from the United States in Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, July 28, 2019.
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Two California professors installed three pink seesaws through the steel border fence on the outskirts of El Paso in Texas and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico
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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:38
FILE - El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes stands in the National Assembly before speaking to commemorate the anniversary of his third year in office in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 1, 2012.
Move would block current Salvadoran President Bukele from bringing Funes and his family to justice on allegations of illicit enrichment and embezzlement, as Nicaragua's constitution prohibits extradition of nationals
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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 16:57
Brazilian soccer player Neymar acknowledges fans during the Neymar Jr's Five youth soccer tournament in Praia Grande, Brazil, July 13, 2019.
Investigator says the whole set of evidence led her not to indict, but prosecutors can revise the decision within 15 days
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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:30
Hundreds of Central American migrants walk together on the highway, after crossing the Guatemala – Mexico border, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, June 5, 2019.
Mexico's foreign relations secretary says the number of migrants fell from 144,278 in May, to 87,648 so far in July

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