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Brazil vets work to heal jaguars burned in Pantanal wildfireVeterinarians in the Brazilian state of Goias are working to heal jaguars injured in the wildfires crackling their way through the Pantanal wetlands, including a sedated female whose paws were scorched
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Mourners gather for the funeral of a man who died of causes believed unrelated to COVID-19 into a grave in a section of the Valle de Chalco Municipal Cemetery which opened early in the coronavirus pandemic to accommodate the surge in deaths, in Valle de Chalco on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
500 years ago, another epidemic swept Mexico: smallpoxThere were mass cremations of bodies; entire families died and the inhabitants of the city, afraid to pull their bodies out, simply collapsed their homes on top of them to bury them on the spot
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Fabio Rodolfo Vasquez, right, poses with a fan at a promotional event outside a coffee shop, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Vasquez and his wife, Maria Moreno, entered an online dance contest during the new coronavirus pandemic to help them cope with the recent death of their daughter — and won it. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mourning daughter, a Guatemalan couple find healing in danceFabio Rodolfo Vásquez and María Moreno entered an online dance contest during the coronavirus pandemic to help them cope with the recent death of their daughter — and won it
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Mexico official: definitive COVID-19 toll will take 2 years Mexico's top coronavirus official says definitive data on the death toll from COVID-19 won't be available for “a couple of years.”
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Police end Mexico toll booth takeovers after 8 monthsOf all the forms of protest in Mexico, taking over highway toll booths is one of the odder and more lucrative
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11 killed in bar shooting in Mexico's most violent stateGunmen have killed 11 people and wound a twelfth in a bar in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato
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Normal college students join family members of the 43 missing students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, in a march to mark the sixth anniversary of the 43 students' enforced disappearance, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico to pursue soldiers, federal police in abduction probeMexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the military and federal police
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Informant in top Venezuela case accused of lying to fedsThe Associated Press has learned that a key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law enforcement handlers in a case involving millions of dollars transported on private jets in violation of U.S. sanctions
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019 file photo, supporters of former President Evo Morales sit over a mural emblazoned with his first name, in Sacaba, Bolivia. Morales, a 60-year-old former coca farmer and union leader, faces terrorism and other charges in Bolivia and is not an election candidate in the upcoming October elections. Some human rights advocates believe the charges amount to political persecution of Morales. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)
He's not running, but Morales looms large in Bolivia voteEven in exile, Evo Morales is a factor in Bolivia’s election next month
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In this In this photo released by the El Salvador Presidential Press Office, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele swears in Milena Mayorga as the country's next ambassador to the U.S., at Government House, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.  A top 10 finalist in the 1996 Miss Universe pageant, Mayorga is a political neophyte with no previous diplomatic experience, having been elected to congress for the first time in 2018. (El Salvador Presidential Press Office via AP)
El Salvador's next US envoy met Trump at Miss UniverseEl Salvador’s next ambassador to Washington is someone President Donald Trump might remember from his days as a beauty pageant boss
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 1989, file photo, the Archbishop of San Salvador, Mons. Arturo Rivera y Damas and journalists view the bodies of six Jesuit priests murdered in San Salvador. The sentencing of former Salvadoran colonel Inocente Orlando Montano to 133 years in prison by a Spanish court on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in relation to the 1989 massacre by an elite comando unit is raising calls once again for El Salvador to investigate and prosecute the masterminds of the massacre. (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)
Push within El Salvador to advance priest massacre caseFor years, attempts within El Salvador to investigate and prosecute the masterminds of a massacre of six Jesuit priests during that country’s civil war have been delayed and deflected by legal maneuvers
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National Guard troops equipped with riot gear stand guard at Las Pilas dam, two days after withdrawing from nearby La Boquilla dam after clashing with hundreds of farmers, in Camargo, Chihuahua State, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he regretted the killing of a woman and the wounding of her husband following a Tuesday clash between National Guard troops and farmers over water. (AP Photo Christian Chavez)
Mexico wants to pay US water debt, stay out of US electionMexico's president is calling on angry farmers in northern Mexico to allow the country to pay its water debt to the United States, noting he does not want Mexico to become an issue in the U.S. elections
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AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
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FILE - in this Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, revelers smile as they look on the camera during the "Bloco da Favorita" street party on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city announced on Thursday, Sept. 24, said it has delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the new coronavirus pandemic, but has yet to announce a decision about the Carnival street parties that take place across the city.  (AP Photo/Bruna Prado, File)
Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a centuryA cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be held in February
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Argentine lawmaker suspended for conduct in virtual sessionAn Argentine lawmaker has suspended for inappropriate conduct with a woman during a virtual session of congress, when he appeared on camera touching his wife as she sat on his lap
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