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Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe stands between Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for Democratic Center party, right, and his running mate Martha Lucia Ramirez during a campaign rally in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Colombians will go to the polls on May 27 for a first round presidential election. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartelsNewly declassified State Department cables show that when Alvaro Uribe was making his rise to Colombia's presidency in the 1990s, U.S. officials were frequently told he had ties to the nation's then-powerful drug cartels
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Colombia re-arrests Pablo Escobar's hitman for extortionColombian police have re-arrested a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar as part of an investigation into extortion
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Brazil president says striking truckers could be removedBrazilian President Michel Temer has threatened the use of force if striking truckers don't end their standoff and get off the roads
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Guatemalan family demands justice in Border Patrol shootingThe family of a Guatemalan immigrant fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas this week is demanding justice for the 19-year-old woman
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 20 political prisonersHuman rights advocates in Venezuela say the government has freed 20 activists who opponents of the socialist administration considered political prisoners
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Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in VenezuelaThe Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee is meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro two days after the embattled socialist leader kicked out the top U.S. diplomat in the country.
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's then Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez speaks during a press conference backdropped by an image of independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. Ramirez, Venezuela's former oil czar, said on Friday, May 25, 2018, that crude production in the OPEC nation will continue to plummet in the aftermath of President Nicolas Maduro’s re-election. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Venezuela's ex-oil czar sees economic collapse acceleratingVenezuela's former oil czar said crude production in the OPEC nation will continue to plummet in the aftermath of President Nicolas Maduro's re-election
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Argentines stage protest against decision to seek IMF helpThousands of Argentines swarmed into the capital's downtown Friday to protest the government seeking financial help from the International Monetary Fund
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Human rights body calls on Nicaragua to protect studentsThe Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is urging Nicaraguan authorities to protect 13 university students who have been outspoken in leading recent protests against President Daniel Ortega's government
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Peru seeks extradition of ex-president in Odebrecht casePeru says it's formally asking U.S. officials to send former President Alejandro Toledo home to be tried in a massive corruption scheme
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Colombia's presidential election spawns fear, divisionColombian voters head to the polls Sunday in a presidential election that has once again polarized the nation
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Jason Lee Gross arrives at the federal courthouse in Asheville, NC., Friday, May 25, 2018. He and his father, who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina called Word of Faith Fellowship Church, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. (Jennifer Emert/WLOS via AP)
2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud chargesA father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina have pleaded guilty to charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church
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Deportation protection restored in high-profile Georgia caseLawyers for a Mexican woman whose case made national headlines when she was a Georgia college student eight years ago say federal immigration authorities have agreed to renew her temporary protection from deportation
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Brazilian couple found guilty in Texas kidnapping caseA jury in Houston has found a Brazilian couple guilty of kidnapping in a custody dispute that involved their daughter taking her young son to Brazil
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Cuba plane crash toll rises to 112 with death of survivorThe Cuban Health Ministry says the toll from the crash of a passenger jet in Cuba has risen to 112 after another survivor of the catastrophe died
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