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The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida hosts a protest demanding Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign, near the Torch of Friendship at the northwest corner of Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida on Sunday July 21, 2019. Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he will not seek re-election but will not resign as the island's leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party.  (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald via AP)
Puerto Rico prepares for massive protest to expel governorPuerto Rico is bracing for what many people expect to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledge to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office
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In this June 06, 2019 photo, Salvadoran teen migrant Milagro de Jesus Henriquez Ayala chats with a friend while she washes her clothes at Agape World Mission shelter, in Tijuana, Mexico. About 25 people sleep in the cinderblock room crammed with seven bunkbeds at a Tijuana shelter overflowing with migrants, primarily from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador but also from as far away as Africa. (AP Photo/ Emilio Espejel)
Teen mom, newborn eye new life from Tijuana migrant shelterNewborn of 16-year-old Salvadoran girl starts life at migrant shelter in Tijuana; teen mom says crowded facility better than life she left behind in violence-plagued El Salvador
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A demonstrator bangs on a pot that has a cartoon drawing of Governor Ricardo Rossello and text the reads in Spanish "Quit Ricky" as people gather to protest against Gov. Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, July 19, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/ Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resignPuerto Rico's governor is seeking to defuse anger that has fed mammoth street protests against him by promising not to seek reelection, but his announcement that he won't step down has brought vows to continue demonstrations
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5 shot dead, 6 wounded in Acapulco bar near beachMexican authorities say gunmen have killed five men and wounded six other people at a bar in the Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco
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US notes advance in Mexican migration enforcementU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledges that Mexico has made progress on migration enforcement, while expressing hope that El Salvador can stem the tide of migrants north from the Central American country
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Embattled Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election but won't resign; steps down as head of his partyEmbattled Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek re-election but won't resign; steps down as head of his party
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Costa Rica officials say tainted alcohol kills at least 19The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol
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Brazil leader criticizes agency over deforestation reportBrazil's president is criticizing a state agency that monitors the Amazon, saying its latest report on increased deforestation damages Brazil's reputation amid what he says is an "environmental psychosis" overseas about environmental protection in Brazil
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US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over CaribbeanU.S. authorities say a Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" an American intelligence plane flying in international airspace over the Caribbean, underscoring rising tensions between the two nations
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Demonstrators gather to protest against Governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, July 19, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/ Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protestsIn the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo addresses the New Economy Forum Globalization Dialogues at the United Nations in New York. Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, will appear before a federal judge in San Francisco Friday, July 19, 2019. Toledo was arrested in Northern California following an extradition request. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
US judge denies bail for ex-Peruvian president ToledoA U.S. judge has denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest
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Thieves stage armed robbery at Mexico's ex-first lady's homeA gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables
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Mexico tree plan in El Salvador aims to stem migrationMexico is bringing to El Salvador a tree-planting program that aims to support rural residents and ease economic pressures driving thousands of people to leave for the United States
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El Salvador files graft charges against ex-justice ministerProsecutors in El Salvador are accusing an ex-minister of justice and public security of illicit enrichment and seeking restitution of over $1 million in allegedly misappropriated government funds
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Venezuelan teen blinded by police fire still wants to studyA Venezuelan teenager who lost his eyesight when he was hit by police buckshot during a protest says he wants to continue studying
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