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AP Exclusive: Maduro taps DC firm to fight US sanctions A top official for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's government has hired a Washington law firm that also represents Turkey, taking over from another legal team that backed out last month following an outcry from critics who accused it of supporting a repressive regime
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Mexico extradites son of Jalisco cartel to face US chargesMexico has extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug charges in the United States, leading to fears his gang may stage retaliations
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Bolivia bars ex-President Morales from running for SenateBolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has rejected the candidacy of former President Evo Morales for a Senate seat in May's elections because he does not reside in the country, a decision the ousted leader called a “blow to democracy."
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Dominicans protest as officials detain 2 in e-vote probeHundreds have joined in a demonstration in the Dominican Republic demanding the resignation of the elections commission, in a fourth consecutive day of protests over the weekend failure of municipal elections
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Guyana celebrates 1st oil shipment after major discoveryGuyana’s government on Thursday prepared to sell its first barrels of oil after the discovery of large quantities of oil and gas near the South American country’s coast nearly five years ago
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Police find 24 decomposed bodies at house in western MexicoProsecutors in western Mexico say the arrest of a criminal gang led to the discovery of a house that had been used to dispose of 24 bodies
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Relatives post a photo of Fatima, a 7-year-old girl who was abducted from the entrance of the Enrique C. Rebsamen primary school and later murdered, at her home in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The girl's body was found wrapped in a bag and abandoned in a rural area on Saturday and was identified by genetic testing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican suspect once lived with dead girl's family A woman who allegedly took a seven-year-old girl away from school to be killed may have lived with the girl's family for a while in Mexico City to escape domestic violence
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Uber resumes operating in Colombia after 3-week hiatus Uber has restarted operations in Colombia after shutting down its app for almost three weeks
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Fabiana Rosales, the wife of opposition leader Juan Guaido, arrives to the building where the family of her husband's uncle Juan Jose Marquez lives in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Guaido says military police raided the home of his uncle early Thursday, a week after he was arrested on suspicion of bringing explosives into Venezuela on the same flight as Guaido. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan police search home of detained uncle of Guaidó Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says military police raided the home of his uncle, a week after the relative was arrested on his return with Guaidó to Venezuela
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Microsoft announces $1.1 billion investment in MexicoMicrosoft has announced a five-year, $1.1 billion investment plan in Mexico to develop training programs and increase the availability of cloud computing services
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Mexico City arrests 2 suspects in death of 7-year-old girlMexico City authorities say they have arrested a woman and man suspected of kidnapping a 7-year-old girl whose dead body was later found wrapped in a plastic bag
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Venezuelans react to U.S. sanctions targeting MaduroThe debate over U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing out Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro is playing out across the crisis-stricken nation, including a bustling Caracas bus terminal
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Brazil deploys national guard after senator shot in strikeA Brazilian senator has been shot while trying to intervene in a strike by military police demanding higher salaries in the northeastern state of Ceara, prompting authorities to deploy federal forces
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Puerto Rico goes to court against debt-restructuring dealPuerto Rico’s government went to court on Wednesday to fight a deal that a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances recently reached with bondholders to reduce the island’s debt by $24 billion
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