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A view of the bullet-riddled facade of the town hall of Villa Union after clashes sparked by suspected cartel gunmen in a…
More than 60 gunmen took part in the fight and 17 of their vehicles were seized, Coahuila's government said
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Sun, 12/01/2019 - 23:52
A soldier stands next to seized weapons during a presentation for the press in Mexico City, Thursday, June 9, 2011. Over 200…
State security officials shoot the suspects during clashes in Villa Union, southwest of the border city of Piedras Negras
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Sat, 11/30/2019 - 20:49
Protesters hold up their hands during an anti-government protest at Yoho Mall in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, China November 21, 2019…
Corruption, poor economies, political autonomy and personal freedom are among the many issues driving demonstrators' demands for reform around the world
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Sat, 11/30/2019 - 20:33
Peruvian politician Keiko Fujimori (R) waves to supporters next to her husband Mark Villanella as she is released from prison…
The once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate denies charges
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Sat, 11/30/2019 - 00:09
Shoppers walk past a sign promoting Black Friday sales at the Sambil shopping center in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 29, 2019.
For the first six holiday seasons of his presidency, Maduro attempted to keep consumer goods prices low despite galloping inflation with strict enforcement of price controls
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Fri, 11/29/2019 - 16:44
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Aug. 30, 2019.
Many Mexicans fear terrorist designation could lead to unilateral US military action against gangs
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Fri, 11/29/2019 - 16:28
FILE -  Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as she exits the court registry following the bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia on Dec. 11, 2018.
Meng's arrest last December during a layover at Vancouver's international airport triggered an escalating diplomatic row between Canada and China
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Fri, 11/29/2019 - 13:21
FILE - Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, enters to the courtroom wearing a chest vest that reads in Spanish: "Detained" in Lima, Peru, Oct. 17, 2018.
The 44-year-old will leave prison to a changed political landscape, facing the tough task of rebuilding her political party and career, both of which have been eroded by scandals
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Thu, 11/28/2019 - 11:53
Ronald Johnson, newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, participates in a news conference with his wife Alina at El Salvador International Airport in San Luis Talpa, El Salvador, Sept. 4, 2019.
US ambassador looking to reintegrate Central American migrants in El Salvador who are seeking asylum in the United States
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Thu, 11/28/2019 - 15:02
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The top US commander in Latin America and the Caribbean says illicit narcotics money is now a "big part" of financing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government
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Thu, 11/28/2019 - 11:48
An anti-government protester chants during a demonstration in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Colombians unhappy…
Colombians unhappy with President Ivan Duque's response to nearly a week of boisterous protests over everything from job losses to shark hunting quotas are taking to the streets again
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Wed, 11/27/2019 - 18:48
A person kneels during a gathering to honor Dilan Cruz, a teenage demonstrator who died after being injured by a tear gas canister during an initial strike last week, in Bogota, Colombia, Nov. 26, 2019.
Unions and student groups will hold another protest on Wednesday in honor of a teenage demonstrator who died after being injured by a tear gas canister, as President Ivan Duque announced changes to his unpopular tax reform proposal
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Tue, 11/26/2019 - 16:18
Workers take part in a national strike during ongoing protests against Chile's government, in Santiago Chile November 26, 2019…
The continuing protests in Chile over inequality and a shortfall in some social services have left at least 26 dead and thousands injured
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Tue, 11/26/2019 - 14:43
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla talks during an interview with The Associated Press, Oct. 1, 2019 in New York.
Cuba's foreign minister on Tuesday accused the United States of violating the Vienna Convention and the deal re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries
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Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:26
Protesters throw stones during an opposition demonstration commemorating the Battle of Vertieres Day, the last major battle of…
Sources tell AFP the couple were from the Ardeche region of southeastern France and had arrived in the Caribbean country to adopt a child
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Mon, 11/25/2019 - 14:27

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