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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, an anti-government protester holds out a Chilean flag during clashes with police in Valparaiso, Chile. Student protests over a fare hike morphed into a nationwide call for socio-economic equality and better social services that brought millions to the streets and forced President Sebastián Piñera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
Students keep driving protests demanding change in ChileAlthough the headlines have faded, thousands of young people are still taking to the streets of Santiago and other Chilean cities daily to demand the government follow through on its promises of chance
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4 dead in shooting steps from Mexican presidential residenceMexican authorities say four people have been shot to death in the capital's historic center, just steps from an entrance to the official residence of the president
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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace, in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Anez reported today that she has determined to repeal Decree 4078, which authorized the military to participate in public restoration operations without having criminal responsibility for the use of force in situations of need and defense. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Evo Morales' party choosing candidates for Bolivia electionsWith its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales is gathering in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the resignation and exile of the former president amid protests over vote results
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In this Dec. 3, 2019 photo, a boy stands near an open sewage canal in Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The boys was flying a kite along with his friends. The United Nations recently said 3.7 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity, including 1 million who are at stage four, one level below famine. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle HaitiansThe flaming barricades are mostly gone from Haiti’s streets and protesters have largely dissipated
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Mexico announces its biggest oil discovery in three decadesMexico says it has made the biggest oil discovery in the country since 1987 at the Quesqui field in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco
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Evo Morales leaves Mexico on 'temporary' trip to CubaAn aide to the self-exiled former President Evo Morales of Bolivia says the former leader is in Cuba for a medical appointment
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Dominica governing party easily wins Parliament electionsResidents of Dominica have cast ballots for a new Parliament following weeks of political unrest, and early returns indicate a landslide victory for the governing Dominica Labour Party
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Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in MexicoThe feminist anthem titled “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U
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Police chief shot in central Mexico city of CuernavacaArmed attackers have shot to death the acting police chief in the central Mexico city of Cuernavaca, a once-tranquil tourist destination just south of Mexico City
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FILE - In this Tuesday July 9, 2019 file photo, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax welcomes visitors at the start of the special session on gun issues at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va. A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 over whether he should toss out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia's lieutenant governor. Justin Fairfax sued CBS in federal court in Alexandria after it aired interviews with two women who have accused him of sexual assault.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia lieutenant governor seeks vindication in court Virginia Lt
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Haitian children venture back to school after months of unrest, Mexicans unsettled by bloody gunbattles in the north, Chilean women demonstrate against gender-based violence
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Journalists film as a vehicle carrying a Mexican official leaves the National Palace following a private meeting between U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico president hosts US AG behind closed doors in capitalMexico’s president and the U.S. attorney general have met behind closed doors a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his government could classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations
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Rights group: Venezuela migrant kids left at risk in BrazilA new report by Human Rights Watch finds that hundreds of Venezuelan children are fleeing into Brazil alone and at risk of becoming homeless, abused or recruited by gangs
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Mexico raises to 24 death toll in border gunbattlesAuthorities in northern Mexico have raised the death toll from weekend gunbattles in the small town of Villa Union to 24
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