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Brazil's women join in anthem denouncing sexual violenceBrazilian women have staged demonstrations in the capital and in Rio de Janeiro, singing a song protesting sexual violence that has become an anthem for women across Latin America
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Blackwater founder Prince visited Venezuela's sanctioned VPThe Associated Press has learned that the founder of controversial security firm formerly known as Blackwater traveled to Caracas last month for a secret meeting with Venezuela's vice president
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Albano Toro, who claims he received eye injuries after being shot with a shotgun by the police during the ongoing anti-government demonstrations, poses for a portrait during a protest in front of Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The United Nations released on Friday a report which stated that there have been serious violations of human rights during the repression of recent protests in Chile. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
UN official: Chilean police abused protester's human rightsThe United Nation's chief human rights agency says Chile's security forces abused protesters taking the streets in recent months
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, screens at the Isidro Menendez Judicial Center show dozens of Mara Salvatrucha gang members following court proceedings via videoconference, in San Salvador, El Salvador. A court in El Salvador has on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)
El Salvador court gives hefty sentences in mass gang trialA court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years
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Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to vote on Mayan Train projectResidents of 84 municipalities in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula will vote this weekend on the government's ambitious Mayan Train project
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Guatemalan congressman Juan Ramon Lau, answers questions from journalists before starting a session of Congress in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Lau is presiding over the commission that is investigation the U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission, CICIG, and said it has heard from more than 20 people who say they were victimized by CIGIC and about 40 are expected to appear before it wraps up.  (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Critics say Guatemala commission undermining anti-graft pushCritics say a congressional truth commission in Guatemala is out to discredit the work of a U.N.-sponsored investigative body that helped bring to justice hundreds of powerful people accused of corruption
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Belgian carnival removed from UNESCO list over racism rowA famous Belgian carnival has been removed from the U.N.'s cultural heritage list following complaints that last year's edition contained blatant displays of anti-Semitism
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A dancer of the national ballet of Cuba prepares to rehearse a play in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The Soviet-style system that recruits children into a system of increasingly selective state dance schools has produced hundreds of elite dancers including Lorna Feijóo, Rolando Sarabia, Taras Domitro, Anette Delgado and Carlos Acosta. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
AP Interview: New Cuban ballet head pledges renovationThe new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso
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Map shows the principal migrant routes from Central America through Mexico towards the U.S.;
A tale of 2 migrations: Before and after new Trump policiesOne Salvadoran family’s migration to the United States over the past year illustrates the profound effect policy changes in the U.S., Mexico and Central America are having
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Having approved trade accord, Mexico expects US to do sameMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he expects the U.S. Congress to approve the new regional trade agreement with his country and Canada by Dec. 20
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean
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Millions of Mexicans celebrate Virgin of Guadalupe Millions of faithful have visited Mexico City's Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, as part of the annual celebration of the country's patroness
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Mexican Senate ratifies changes to USMCA trade pactMexico's Senate has approved the modifications negotiated this week to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as the USMCA
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US sends first non-Guatemalan migrant families to GuatemalaThe U.S. government has sent the first non-Guatemalan migrant families to that nation
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Cuba tourists barely pass 4 million, in disappointing resultCuba’s government has announced that visitor numbers will only reach slightly more than 4 million this year, dealing a blow to a faltering economy heavily dependent on income from the sector
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