Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

Henry Morales and Edgar Calderón / AFP - June 4, 2018

Rescue workers pulled more bodies from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least…

Amnesty: Nicaraguan government using mobs to suppress opposition
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Amnesty: Nicaraguan government using mobs to suppress opposition

AFP - May 29, 2018

Nicaragua is using paramilitary groups dubbed "Sandinista mobs" to suppress demonstrations against the government of Daniel Ortega, the human rights group Amnesty International said in a report…

Costa Rica, Panama refuse to acknowledge Venezuelan election results
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica, Panama refuse to acknowledge Venezuelan election results

AFP - May 21, 2018

Costa Rica and Panama were two of 14 countries in the Americas to announce they would not acknowledge the results of Sunday's elections in Venezuela in which…

Truth Commission calls for support to investigate violence in Nicaragua
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Truth Commission calls for support to investigate violence in Nicaragua

AFP - May 11, 2018

The Truth Commission created by the Nicaraguan Parliament to investigate the violent acts that have left 47 dead during anti-government protests in recent weeks, announced Thursday that…

Trump cancels Latin America trip, cites Syria concerns
Latin America
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Latin America
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Trump cancels Latin America trip, cites Syria concerns

AFP - April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had cancelled his first visit to Latin America to focus on the unfolding situation in Syria. Trump…

Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies at 91
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies at 91

AFP - April 1, 2018

Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt died Sunday at 91 years of age. His trial for genocide had been suspended; Ríos Montt was accused of the murder…

In Peru, eyes on Costa Rica
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News
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In Peru, eyes on Costa Rica

AFP - February 3, 2018

A relative of a victim of the regime of former Peruvian President (1990-2000) Alberto Fujimori places flowers at the “Eye That Cries” Monument in Lima on Feb.…

Inter-American Court reviews Fujimori pardon
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Inter-American Court reviews Fujimori pardon

AFP - February 2, 2018

Carmen Condor, the sister of Amaro Condor, a victim of repression during the regime of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), attended a hearing convened by the…

U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants
Central America
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Central America
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U.S. ends protected status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants

Paul Handley / AFP - January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government announced Monday the end of a special protected status for about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants, a move that threatens with deportation tens…

2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…