The Americas

FILE - U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet listens during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 20, 2019.
Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet demands Brazil respect the rights of indigenous tribes
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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 00:25
Arturo Herrera, Mexico's new Finance Minister, attends a news conference in Mexico City, July 9, 2019.
Mexico's government would accelerate spending this year and bring purchases of goods and services that had been scheduled for 2020 forward
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Mon, 07/29/2019 - 23:46
FILE - People celebrate outside the governor's mansion La Fortaleza, after Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced that he is resigning Aug. 2 after nearly two weeks of protests and political upheaval, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 25, 2019.
The unprecedented resignation of Puerto Rico's governor after days of massive protests has thrown the U.S. territory into a full-blown political crisis
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Mon, 07/29/2019 - 21:28
A police helicopter flies over the Regional Recovery Center, a prison, in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, July 29, 2019.
It took officials about five hours to end the clashes that began after one gang infiltrated another part of the jail
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Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:23
Brazil map, highlighting city of Santa Maria
Authorities say a fight between criminal groups erupted early Monday in a prison in northern Brazil
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Mon, 07/29/2019 - 15:36
FILE - A woman holds a wad of bills to pay her bus fare in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 7, 2018.
International Monetary Fund says the cumulative decline of the Venezuelan economy since 2013 will surpass 60% and is among the deepest five-year contractions the world has seen over the last half century
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Mon, 07/29/2019 - 14:55
A final Mass is held for the late Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega, whose casket lies in front of the altar of the Cathedral in Havana, Cuba, July 28, 2019.
Dignitaries’ presence seen as testament to late clergyman’s success in elevating Church's position on the Communist-ruled Caribbean island
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Sun, 07/28/2019 - 21:00
A Waiapi man walks on a road in the Waiapi indigenous reserve in Amapa state in Brazil, Oct. 15, 2017.
Killing comes as country’s indigenous people face growing pressures from miners, ranchers and loggers under pro-business President Jair Bolsonaro
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Sun, 07/28/2019 - 18:34
Peru's President Martin Vizcarra speaks in Lima, Peru, July 6, 2019.
Martin Vizcarra's proposal comes as Peru's executive and legislative branches are locked in a power struggle
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Sun, 07/28/2019 - 17:43
US President Donald Trump (C) watches as Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart (L) and Acting US Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan (R) exchange documents while signing a safe-third agreement, regarding people seeking asylum…
Business groups welcome it for helping avoid US punitive measures; rights groups call it 'cruel and illegal'
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Sat, 07/27/2019 - 18:31
 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surround and detain a person during a raid in Richmond, Va., Oct, 22, 2018.
While large-scale immigration raids planned for 10 US cities mostly failed to materialize, 35 people were detained out of about 2,100 targets; this is the story of one family affected by the raids
Ramon Taylor is a New York-based video journalist for VOA News.
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 16:42
Shelsea, whose husband was recently detained by ICE inside her family’s home, recounts the moments leading up to his arrest.
People walk on a street during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela, July 22, 2019. When much of Venezuela was plunged into darkness earlier in the week, Maduro blamed the power outage on an “electromagnetic attack” carried out by the United States.
When much of Venezuela was plunged into darkness after a massive blackout earlier in the week, Maduro blamed the power outage on an “electromagnetic attack” carried out by the United State
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Sat, 07/27/2019 - 12:27
President Donald Trump, walks to acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, seated right, and Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart in the Oval Office of the White House, July 26, 2019.
Agreement will require migrants from El Salvador and Honduras to file asylum claims in Guatemala
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Fri, 07/26/2019 - 20:00
Hundreds of Central American migrants walk together on the highway, after crossing the Guatemala – Mexico border, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, June 5, 2019.
President Donald Trump says Guatemala is signing an agreement to restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America
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Fri, 07/26/2019 - 16:39

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