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Tropical Storm Harvey heads through CaribbeanTropical Storm Harvey is moving through the Caribbean Sea on a projected course that would have it approaching Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula next week
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FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela. The ousted chief prosecutor fled to Colombia with her husband German Ferrer, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to ColombiaVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has fled to Colombia with her husband a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's Constituent Assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at Venezuela's National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Delegates to the all-powerful assembly unanimously approved a decree Friday, August 18, giving it the authority to pass legislation on a range of issues affecting Venezuela's security and sovereignty. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powersVenezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly has taken over the powers of the opposition-led congress
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Authorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for ColombiaAuthorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for Colombia
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Correction: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe storyCorrection: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe story
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FILE - In this July 19, 2017 file photo, Diego Zas shows two bags of legal marijuana he just bought at the Antartida drugstore in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws. A government official said Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, that Uruguayan banks risk running afoul of laws that ban receiving money tied to the drug.  (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in UruguayThe sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Ousted Venezuela prosecutor ties exit to investigationVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has told the region's other prosecutors that President Nicholas Maduro removed her to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht
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El Salvador, Guatemala lawmakers pass bans on child marriageEl Salvador and Guatemala have joined a trend in clamping down on child marriage by passing legislation that would outlaw marriage with minors
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Migrants paint hopes and dreams on muralsCentral American immigrants are painting the side of a school in an effort to bring migrants and their stories out of the shadows
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Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly says it's taking over powers of opposition-led congressVenezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly says it's taking over powers of opposition-led congress
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Gunmen storm big Guatemala hospital to free gang member, another sex abuse scandal emerges in Argentina, and Brazil's top court delivers a landmark defeat for groups trying to limit land claims by indigenous communities
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Boat overturns off Haiti; 6 dead and at least 10 missingAuthorities in Haiti say at least six people drowned and about 10 are missing after a boat overturned off the northern coast
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Venezuelan Constitutional assembly delegate and Leader of Venezuela's ruling socialist party Diosdado Cabello, center, and fellow delegate Pedro Carreno, left, leaf over their papers as they leave the General Prosecutors office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Cabello is alleging that the husband and close aides of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega ran a multi million dollar extortion ring. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela Supreme Court orders dissident lawmaker's arrestVenezuela's supreme court has ordered the arrest of the ousted chief prosecutor's husband after authorities accused him of operating a $6 million extortion ring targeting businessmen in the nation's oil industry
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during his visit to the Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal in Panama City, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Panama is Pence's last stop during his week-long tour of Latin America. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Pence tours Panama Canal as he wraps up Latin America tripVice President Mike Pence will tour the newly expanded Panama Canal during a truncated trip to the country Thursday
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, and his wife Karen Pence, left, walk with Panama's Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo as they tour the Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal during in Panama City, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Panama is Pence's last stop during his week-long tour of Latin America. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
The Latest: VP Pence thanks Panama's leader for drug fightVice President Mike Pence is touring the newly-expanded Panama Canal as he wraps up a trip to Latin America
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