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FILE - In this May 12, 2005 file photo, inmates have their meal in the mess hall at the Islas Marias federal prison island, located 90 miles south of Mazatlan, Mexico.  President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 that he will close the famed island penal colony and will have it converted into a cultural and environmental education center. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region's lastMexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie "Papillon."
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Demonstrators drag the body of a fellow protester toward police, as a form of protest after police shot into the crowd in which he died, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Protesters are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protestBusinesses and government offices are slowly reopening in Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations
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Pope Francis lifts suspension on Nicaraguan priest, poetPope Francis has lifted the suspension imposed in 1983 on Nicaraguan priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal
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Bus hits dump truck in Bolivia; at least 24 reported deadBolivian police say a bus has crashed head-on with a dump truck, killing at least 24 people and injuring 12 more
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Brazil's #metoo moment: Spiritual guru accused of sex abuseHundreds of women have accused Brazilian spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria of sexual abuse, turning him into the first major Brazilian figure to do down in the #metoo era
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Venezuelan women shout slogans against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in La Parada, near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. As part of U.S. humanitarian aid to Venezuela, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla, is visiting the area where the medical supplies, medicine and food aid is stored before it it expected to be taken across the border on Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enterU.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning Venezuelan soldiers they will commit a "crime against humanity" if they block entry of U.S. aid that is being channeled through rivals of socialist President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Nicaragua: New talks explored but opposition sets conditionsNicaragua says it has held talks on restarting a long-stalled dialogue following political violence that left more than 300 dead last year, but opposition groups and civil society are demanding a raft of preconditions
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El Salvador arrests ex-soldier in slaying of US advisersEl Salvador police say they've arrested a man convicted of participating in the 1981 killing of two American labor advisers and the head of the country's land reform agency _ a case that shook U.S. relations with the Central American nation
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US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in EcuadorU.S. immigration authorities have detained two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank
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Brazil mining company evacuates people due to dam riskBrazilian mining giant Vale say it has evacuated nearly 200 people after inspectors reported signs that a nearby dam holding mining waste could collapse
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Friends and loved ones gather for the graveside service for Laurie Holt at the Crescent Cemetery in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The family and friends of the Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral. Holt, 50, died unexpectedly Feb. 10 at her Riverton home, less than one year after her son Josh Holt returned to the U.S. after being imprisoned for nearly two years. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praisedThe family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday
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Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soonAuthorities in Mexico say an improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week
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People sing Venezuela's national anthem during an event to swear in nurses, doctors, professionals and others, as the group that will help with the arrival and distribution of humanitarian aid in Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The first of three C-17 cargo planes has flown from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida and landed in the town of Cucuta.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
US military planes land near Venezuela border with aidThe U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro
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Romina Sala, the sister Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala, cries at the end of her brother's wake in Progreso, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The Argentina-born forward died in an airplane crash in the English Channel last month when flying from Nantes in France to start his new career with English Premier League club Cardiff. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometownFamily, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his Argentine hometown, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Armed bar attack kills 5, wounds 5 more in Mexico's CancunMexican authorities say gunmen killed five people and wounded five more in a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun
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