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An anti-government protester stands in front of burning barricade on a highway in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Thousands of protesters shut down the capital city's main highway to express their disapproval with the administration of President Nicolas Maduro. Protesters in least a dozen other cities also staged sit-ins as the protest movement is entering its fourth week. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protestsVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiking the minimum wage by 60 percent and handing out free homes amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement calling for his removal
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Aussie's arrest in Colombia aims light on foreign drug mulesThe family of an Australian woman arrested in Colombia for trying to board a flight with almost 6 kilograms of cocaine is mounting a campaign to defend her against what they consider trumped-up charges
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7 suspected gunmen killed in clash with Mexican armyAuthorities in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua say an army patrol was attacked by gunfire, setting off a shootout that killed seven men in their 20s suspected of being gunmen
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Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on boardA Cuban military plane has reportedly crashed in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board
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Puerto Rico releases offer to bondholdersThe Puerto Rico government is offering to pay its senior creditors around 50 cents on the dollar as part of efforts to address its economic crisis
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Report: Cuban military plane crashes in western province, killing 8Report: Cuban military plane crashes in western province, killing 8
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Lilian Tinter, wife of Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, third from left, and his mother Antonieta Mendoza, second from left, stand behind Bolivarian National Guard officers after unsuccessfully trying to visit the opposition leader at the Ramo Verde military prison in Los Teques, outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 28, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a march to the prison where Lopez is serving a nearly 14-year sentence for his role leading anti-government demonstrations in 2014. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protestsHundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners
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Mexico's lower house approves medical uses of marijuanaMexico's lower house approves medical uses of marijuana
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A bus burns after being set fire by protesters during a general strike protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 28, 2017. Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday and protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police as part of a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strikePublic transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as demonstrators blocked roads and clashed with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system
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Brazil judge grants release of businessman Eike BatistaSupreme Court justice in Brazil grants release of businessman Eike Batista while he awaits trial on corruption charges
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In this April 18, 2017 photo, Maya Q'eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot poses for photos during an interview in Guatemala City. Tot, who has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, said he was grateful for the honor but remains the same leader and person as before. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Clarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize storyClarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize story
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Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro march to the Ramo Verde military prison in Los Teques, outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 28, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a march to the prison where opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is serving a nearly 14-year sentence for his role leading anti-government demonstrations in 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
The Latest: Venezuela calls OAS forum for 'coercion'Hundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners
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Puerto Rico faces bank closure, privatizations amid crisisPuerto Rico faces new measures to help offset its economic crisis including a water rate increase, privatization of government operations and the closure of a bank that once oversaw the island's debt transactions
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Stream of quakes rattles Chilean coastMore than a dozen moderate earthquakes have rattled the Chilean coast within just over two hours, the most powerful of them registered at magnitude 5.9
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Venezuela's political unrest went into a fourth week, Brazilian slum dwellers protested gunbattles between police and gangsters, and farmers near Mexico City were angry over a new waste water treatment plant
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