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El presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro al momento de pronunciar su discurso anual de gestión en Caracas el 15 de enero del 2017. Lo hizo ante el Tribunal Supremo de Justicia y no ante la Asamblea Nacional, en un hecho sin precedentes en la historia reciente del país. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's President: Trump won't be worse than ObamaPresident-elect Donald Trump is receiving a backhanded compliment from the United States' arch nemesis in Latin America
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Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that has killed at least 125 inmates, many with their heads cut off or their hearts ripped out, and there is fear the gang-centered bloodshed could spill into the slums of major cities
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A platform shoe lies abandoned amidst other debris inside the Blue Parrot club, where several people were killed in early morning gunfire in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Deadly gunfire broke out in the crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn on Monday, setting off a bloody stamped by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has comeWhile Mexican authorities investigate what set off a deadly shooting at a music festival event, residents say it came amid a growing and increasingly open drug scene in Playa del Carmen, a resort town long been spared the violence of Mexico's cartel wars
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US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement dealThe Obama administration and Cuba have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with Cuba
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Colombia arrests ex-presidential candidate's bodyguardColombian authorities arrest the former bodyguard of a presidential candidate shot to death on a crowded airliner more than two decades ago, charging the policemen with being part of the assassination plot
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Venezuela debuts new banknotes amid soaring inflationVenezuelans stand in long ATM lines to take out new, larger-denominated bills that President Nicolas Maduro hopes will help stabilize the crisis-wracked economy
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6 dismembered bodies found in southern MexicoAuthorities in southern Mexico have found the severed heads of six men in a plastic bag atop the roof of a sport utility vehicle, and six headless bodies inside
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Academics race to save rare colonial documents in CubaAn American team of academics is racing to preserve millions of Cuban historical documents before they are lost to the elements and poor storage conditions
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AP PHOTOS: Marujada procession mixes historical traditionsAP PHOTOS: Started in 1798 by black slaves, the Marujada religious celebration in a small northern Brazil city mixes indigenous, African and Portuguese traditions to pay homage to St. Benedict
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Naked inmates stand in line while surrounded by police after a riot at the Alcacuz prison in Nisia Floresta, Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Security authorities said Sunday they have regained control of two Brazilian prisons after several inmates were killed during a riot,  the latest in a string of prison disturbances across the country. (Frankie Marcone/Futura Press via AP) NAO PUBLICAR NO BRASIL
Death toll at 26 inmates from latest Brazil prison violenceBrazilian officials say 26 inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two northern prisons as authorities quelled the latest in a string of jail disturbances across the country in which more than 100 people died within two weeks
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Police enter latest Brazil prison to see inmates massacredPolice in Brazil have entered two prisons in the country's northern state of Rio Grande do Norte where a riot left at least 10 inmates dead on Saturday, authorities said
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Cuban migrants steps from US border hope for Trump solutionDozens of Cuban immigrants remained stranded in Nuevo Laredo across the border from Texas Saturday, uncertain what would happen following the United States decision to end their privileged immigration access this week
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Mexico arrests man linked to murder of Honduran activistMexican authorities say they have arrested a member of the Honduran military wanted in connection with the March 2016 murder of a prominent environmental activist in Honduras
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5-year-old girl in Brazil walks 1 km after parents killedA major TV channel in Brazil says a 5-year-old girl walked alone for about a kilometer, looking for help after she survived a single-car crash in that killed her parents
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Venezuela slams Obama declaration of 'national emergency'Venezuela's government is slamming the Obama administration's decision to extend for a second year an executive order declaring a national emergency in the crisis-wracked South American nation
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