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In this Feb. 19. 2019 photo, Alesia Santacroce, a volunteer shows her credential during a meeting for recruiting volunteers, at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself Venezuela’s interim-president to overthrow Maduro, has called on “caravans” of volunteers to deliver the supplies to the neediest Venezuelans. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Brigade of volunteers vow to bring aid to Venezuela's needyPresident Nicolas Maduro deploys missiles and infantryman to the border bracing for what he claims is a U.S. coup plot disguised as humanitarian aid, as his opponents rally their own troops
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other outside the Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow, Russia. Russia is an ally of the Venezuelan president, who is under challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido in a resurgence of the country’s political crisis after declaring presidential authority and vowing to oust the socialist leader. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP File)
The Latest: Russian, Venezuelan diplomats meet in MoscowA Russian deputy foreign minister has met with his Venezuelan counterpart as tensions roil the South American country
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Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entryVenezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed, just days before opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid he has refused to accept
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro orders border with Brazil closed amid political turmoilVenezuela's President Nicolas Maduro orders border with Brazil closed amid political turmoil
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Armed group caught in Haiti returned to USThe U.S. State Department says several men arrested in Haiti with weaponry have been returned to the United States before a scheduled a court hearing on the Caribbean nation
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IMF and Ecuador reach agreement on $4.2 billion fundThe International Monetary Fund's staff is agreeing to support Ecuador with $4.2 billion over the next three years
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Auditors: $167 million misspent in Mexico airport projectMexican federal auditors say they have found $167 million in mismanagement and questionable expenses at a now-cancelled project to build a new Mexico City airport
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Mexico invites international experts on case of 43 studentsThe Mexican government will once again invite a team of international experts to investigate the case of 43 students missing since 2014
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Mexican court nixes 70-year-old capo's plea for house arrestA court in Mexico has denied a request by convicted drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo to serve out his sentence under house arrest due to his bad health and advanced age
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Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in VenezuelaA deadly crackdown by a special police force unit spreads fear among young protesters in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela
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Official: 8 armed men detained in Haiti could be sent to USAn official with Haiti's communications ministry says eight men detained with automatic weapons and other arms could be transferred soon to the United States
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Nielsen says Central America to do more to curb caravansU.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says Central American nations have agreed to do more to stop migrant caravans and fight transnational crime
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, center, arrives at the National Congress to deliver a proposal to overhaul Brazil's pension system, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Lawmakers received this week an anti-crime bill and a proposal to overhaul Brazil's pension system, the government's flagship reform. (AP Photo/Lucio Tavora)
Brazil's president: Workers must put in more years to retireBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is presenting a proposal to make Brazilians work longer before they can receive a pension as part of an effort to rescue the troubled retirement system
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Nicaraguan poet-priest Cardenal leaves hospital, thanks popeRenowned Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal has been released from a hospital two weeks after he entered for treatment for an infection that provoked other ailments
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Mexico activist killed days before pipeline referendumA community activist fighting against an energy project that would build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town has been killed three days before a scheduled public referendum on the project
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