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Fugitive former Mexican governor captured in Italy
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Mexican drug cartel boss sentenced to life in prison
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Brazil’s political class is in crisis as over 100 are investigated for corruption
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The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin’s Russia is back.
Russia is increasing its military and economic aid, and some Americans are worried.
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Ecuador on edge as leftist party appears to extend its reign
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Ecuadorans vote in tense elections, and brace for a narrow finish
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Julian Assange’s asylum is at stake when Ecuador votes Sunday
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Stripped of their powers, Venezuelan lawmakers accuse Maduro of a ‘coup’
The supreme court, stacked with the president’s loyalists, rules against parliament.
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He was Chile’s most trusted newscaster. He could be the next president.
The presidential race pits a conservative billionaire against Chile’s “Walter Cronkite.”
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After decades in America, the newly deported return to a Mexico they barely recognize
The returnees signify untapped potential but also face scarce job opportunities and uncertainty.
‘It’s got bad karma’: Vancouver officials shun Trump-branded hotel grand opening
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‘Leave Me Alone’: Trinidad’s women find a rallying cry for this year’s Carnival
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Trump’s taunts are stirring a level of nationalism Mexico hasn’t seen in years
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Tillerson, Kelly head to Mexico amid deep strains in bilateral ties
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A Mexican populist rises to face Trump’s America
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Mexicans march to protest Trump — but also their own leaders and politicians
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Zika has left Recife almost as fast as it hit. But these families will never move on.
Peru mudslide survivor recounts her ordeal
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