The Americas

US Customs and Border Patrol officials wait to hand asylum-seekers over to Mexican officials as they are returned  under the so-called Remain in Mexico program, on the international bridge between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, July 10, 2019.
New US policy, which will all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans, represents the most forceful attempt to date to slash the number of asylum seekers
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July 17, 2019
FILE - A picture of Andrea Alvarez, whose death is being investigated as a femicide, is displayed during a rally at her funeral march in La Paz, Bolivia, Aug. 22, 2015.
Country has one of South America's highest rates of women being killed because of their gender
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By Reuters
July 17, 2019
Rio de Janeiro's Governor Wilson Witzel is seen after a meeting with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Senate President's home in Brasilia, Brazil, May 8, 2019.
Far-right governor has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead
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By Reuters
July 16, 2019
FILE - An employee works at a room of Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional in Caracas, Venezuela, June 14, 2019.
Among the newspapers affected is 75-year-old El Nacional which ran its last physical edition — which had already dropped from 72 to just 16 pages — on December 13 last year
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By AFP
July 16, 2019
A participant holds a placard during a march to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Tegucigalpa, Honduras May 17, 2018.
More than 300 gay and trans people have been murdered since 2009
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By Reuters
July 16, 2019
Demonstrators protest against Tia Maria mine in Arequipa, Peru, July 15, 2019.
Residents from area bordering $1.4 billion Tia Maria mine project began protesting on Monday with a blockade of a portion of country's main coastal highway
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By Reuters
July 16, 2019
Migrant Children Shelter
USA
The new policy, which took effect Tuesday, denies asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country
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July 16, 2019