The Americas

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 - 22:50
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 - 22:41
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 - 21:36
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 - 21:38