Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by NY jury
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by NY jury

AFP / Laura Bonilla Cal - February 12, 2019

Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was found guilty Tuesday by a New York jury of crimes spanning a quarter of a century as head of one…

Presidents of Argentina, Uruguay to meet regarding Venezuela crisis
Venezuela
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Venezuela
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Presidents of Argentina, Uruguay to meet regarding Venezuela crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - February 12, 2019

The presidents of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, and of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, will meet on Wednesday with an "open agenda" that will include discussing the ongoing political crisis…

Europeans, Latin Americans to meet on Venezuela crisis
Latin America
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Latin America
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Europeans, Latin Americans to meet on Venezuela crisis

AFP / Jordane Bertrand and Lujan Scarpinelli - February 7, 2019

An international meeting to negotiate a solution to the Venezuelan crisis was set to open Thursday in Montevideo as President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó…

Who is Óscar Arias?
#MeToo
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#MeToo
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Who is Óscar Arias?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 5, 2019

On Tuesday morning, both Semanario Universidad and The New York Times reported that Óscar Arias Sánchez has been accused of sexual assault. The accuser said Arias kissed, touched and penetrated her…

Gang-weary Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele as new president
Central America
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Central America
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Gang-weary Salvadorans elect Nayib Bukele as new president

Oscar Batres and Carlos Mario Marquez / AFP - February 4, 2019

Salvadorans on Sunday elected Nayib Bukele, the popular former mayor of San Salvador, as the Central American country's new president -- a result that ends the near…

Costa Rica, EU and Latam contact group on Venezuela will meet Thursday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, EU and Latam contact group on Venezuela will meet Thursday

AFP - February 3, 2019

European and Latin American countries that form an "international contact group" hoping to end Venezuela's political crisis will hold their first meeting in Montevideo on Thursday, the…

Who is Juan Guaidó
Latin America
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Latin America
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Who is Juan Guaidó

Marjuli Matheus - January 31, 2019

The turmoil that’s characterized Venezuelan politics for the past 20 years took another turn this January. A young politician, unknown on the global stage, rose through the…

Nicaraguan resistance group speaks out, refutes Nicaragua pointing finger at Costa Rica for attacks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan resistance group speaks out, refutes Nicaragua pointing finger at Costa Rica for attacks

Alexander Villegas - January 30, 2019

Four policemen dead. A bombing at a town hall. Nicaragua has blamed Costa Rica for a recent escalation in the country’s ongoing conflict. Unrest in Nicaragua seemed…

Honduras police clash with students demanding president’s ouster
Central America
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Central America
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Honduras police clash with students demanding president’s ouster

AFP - January 29, 2019

Police in Honduras fired tear gas at hundreds of student protesters who blocked a major road in the capital Tegucigalpa as they called for the resignation of…

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new protests, Pope fears ‘bloodbath’
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new protests, Pope fears ‘bloodbath’

Maria Isabel Sanchez / AFP - January 28, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó has called for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolás Maduro as Pope…