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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grilled over reported bid to turn away refugees
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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grilled over reported bid to turn away refugees

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) The Canadian prime minister and his ministers have been questioned in parliament over purported government efforts to get legal authority for turning back thousands […]

Tens of thousands rally in Nicaragua to support government
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Tens of thousands rally in Nicaragua to support government

The supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega attend an official rally, in Managua, April 30, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, in support of the country’s President Daniel Ortega, who has faced two weeks of violent protests […]

Thousands of Nicaraguans march for peace in Managua
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Thousands of Nicaraguans march for peace in Managua

Nicaraguan Catholic faithful take part in an open air mass, to demand the end of violence in their country, outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, April 28, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Nicaraguans have taken to the streets in the capital, Managua, in support of peace after days of […]

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro becomes first leader to meet Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel
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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro becomes first leader to meet Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel

Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel (R) and visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meet at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba, April 21, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has become the first foreign leader to visit new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, signifying the importance of relations […]

Miguel Diaz-Canel sworn in as Cuba’s new president to end Castro brothers’ rule
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Miguel Diaz-Canel sworn in as Cuba’s new president to end Castro brothers’ rule

This handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu shows outgoing Cuban President Raul Castro (R) raising the arm of Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel after he was formally named by the National Assembly, in Havana, on April 19, 2018. (Via AFP) Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel has been sworn […]

Cuba nominates Raul Castro’s successor as Miguel Diaz-Canel
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Cuba nominates Raul Castro’s successor as Miguel Diaz-Canel

Cuban President Raul Castro (L) and First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel (C) arrive for a National Assembly session that named the latter as the candidate to succeed Castro as president, in Havana on April 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Cuba has nominated First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel as the only candidate […]

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno gives Colombian rebels 12 hours to prove captives alive
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Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno gives Colombian rebels 12 hours to prove captives alive

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno arrives at the airport for the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, April 12, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno on Thursday gave a Colombian insurgent group 12 hours to prove that two journalists and their driver, kidnapped last month on their common border, […]

Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva closer to prison after Supreme Court votes
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Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva closer to prison after Supreme Court votes

A banner demanding imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, condemned in second-instance on corruption charges is pictured, in Brasilia on April 04, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Brazil’s former president and current election front runner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva looked increasingly likely to face prison Wednesday after […]

Center-left author Carlos Alvarado Quesada wins Costa Rica presidency
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Center-left author Carlos Alvarado Quesada wins Costa Rica presidency

Costa Rican presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado, of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC), waves as he votes in San Jose on April 1, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The center-left’s Carlos Alvarado Quesada decisively defeated a conservative Protestant singer in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff election on Sunday, handing a major victory […]

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns on eve of impeachment
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Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns on eve of impeachment

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski addresses the nation as he resigns at the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru March 21, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Peru’s center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared him in a fresh scandal on the eve of an impeachment […]

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski faces fresh scandal before impeachment
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Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski faces fresh scandal before impeachment

In this file photo taken on July 28, 2017 Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski delivers a speech during Independence Day celebration, at the National Congress in Lima on July, 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Peru’s president faced growing calls to resign on Wednesday after secret video recordings ensnared him in […]

Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to International Court of Justice
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Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to International Court of Justice

Judges arrive in the Great Hall of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on March 19, 2018 as Bolivia and Chile face each other at the ICJ about a border conflict. (Photo by AFP) Bolivia has made an emotional appeal for the International Court of Justice to […]

Talks between Venezuela government, opposition collapse
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Talks between Venezuela government, opposition collapse

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C), the head of the Constitutional Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez (R), and a supporter raise their hands during a rally in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, on February 7, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition and mediated by the Dominican Republic have collapsed. […]

Brazilian court prevents ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from exiting country
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Brazilian court prevents ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from exiting country

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gestures during a campaign rally to launch his presidential candidacy for the upcoming October elections, at the Workers Central Union (CUT) headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 25, 2018. (Photo by AFP) A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of […]

US President Donald Trump not Venezuela’s boss: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
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US President Donald Trump not Venezuela’s boss: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) and First Lady Cilia Flores (R) greet supporters during a rally in Caracas on January 23, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has started his campaign for another term in office with fierce rhetoric against the United States’ meddlesome behavior toward his country, […]

Mexico hits record high murder rate in 2017
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Mexico hits record high murder rate in 2017

An anthropologist from the prosecutor’s office works in the identification of a skeleton from a killed person in Chilpancingo, Guerrero state on November 21, 2017. (AFP photo) The number of murders recorded in Mexico last year was the highest ever seen, authorities say, as many saw it a direct result […]

Mexicans protest United States President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies
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Mexicans protest United States President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies

Protesters have staged a peaceful rally in the Mexican capital against United States President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, which have adversely affected Mexicans and people from many other countries. The protesters gathered outside the US Embassy in Mexico City on Saturday, marking the end of Trump’s tumultuous first year in […]

Thousands demand President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s ouster in Peru
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Thousands demand President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s ouster in Peru

Protesters march during a rally against the pardon granted by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to former dictator Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, Peru, January 11, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets nationwide on Thursday to demand that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski step down over his […]

Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
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Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador is seeking a mediator to resolve the standoff with Britain over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in […]

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says his patience with the United States has run out
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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says his patience with the United States has run out

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, June 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has censured United States sanctions on four former and current Venezuelan government officials, warning that the incumbent US president and his administration in […]