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Un soldado de la Guardia Nacional mira hacia la calle detrás de la pared en la que está basado después de de un aparente motín de algunos colegas en el barrio de Cotiza en Caracas, Venezuela, el lunes 21 de enero de 2019.  (AP Foto/Fernando Llano)
Venezuelans clean up after violent protests in capitalWorking class neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital have erupted in violence for a second straight night amid fears that demonstrations called by the opposition for Wednesday could spur further violence
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Puerto Rico leaders meet to fight rise in brazen violenceHundreds of government officials and community leaders are meeting in Puerto Rico's capital to brainstorm ways to fight drug trafficking and other crimes as the U.S. territory faces a dwindling police force and an increase in brazen daylight violence
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, stands with his Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez before giving his annual address to the nation to members of the Constitutional Assembly inside the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: Maduro fires back at US after criticism by PenceVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered a close review of the country's relationship with the United States in answer to stinging condemnation from the Trump administration
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Ex-prison official details second career as El Chapo fixerA former prison official says he was recruited by the Mexican kingpin known as El Chapo to help run his cartel
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ELN negotiator denies advance knowledge of Colombia attackThe head negotiator for Colombia's rebel National Liberation Army is denying advance knowledge of an attack on a police academy last week and demanding that Colombia's government allow negotiators to return safely from Cuba
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Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 93The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico has risen to 93 after more injured died at hospitals
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Anti-government demonstrators protest against the re-election of President Evo Morales, outside the Supreme Electoral Tribunal office, in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Morales is marking 13 years as president on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Bolivia's Morales marks 13 years in power, seeks new termBolivian President Evo Morales is celebrating his 13 years in office amid controversy over whether he should be allowed to run again
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A worker dusts a wooden chair being made for Pope Francis that will be placed on an altar where he will give Mass on World Youths Day, at the studio of carpenter Hernan Guardia in Los Pozos, Panama, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. The Argentine pontiff will visit Panama Jan. 23-27. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
'The whole world will see it': Crafting the papal chairCraftsmen in Panama have built a towering cedar chair for Pope Francis to use when he arrives this week to preside over World Youth Day
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Mexico homicide cases rise by 15 percent in 2018Mexico's public safety agency says homicide cases rose by 15 percent in 2018
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Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from popeAt a youth prison outside the Panamanian capital, inmates are eagerly anticipating a Friday visit by Pope Francis, who will bring a message of peace and reconciliation
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Top journo who fled Nicaragua says nation's press threatenedOne of Nicaragua's most prominent journalists says President Daniel Ortega is working to close any spaces of freedom in the Central American country
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Residents watch anti-government protesters clash with security forces as some residents show support for an apparent mutiny by a national guard unit in the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela quells soldiers' revolt, top court blasts congressVenezuela's turmoil has heated up as security forces crushed a pre-dawn uprising by a small group of national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests, while the Supreme Court has outlawed the opposition-controlled congress' defiant new leadership
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Group in video threatens action in VenezuelaA group of unidentified men saying they are friends of the Venezuelan military has released a video saying they are preparing an advance into Venezuela to help unseat embattled President Nicolas Maduro and restore democracy
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Signs of fraying in military support for Venezuela presidentIncidents in recent years showing signs of a fraying in military support for Venezuela's president
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Questions over payments involving son of Brazil presidentThe son of new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is fending off suspicions of financial irregularities that are starting to cast a shadow over the new administration
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