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    Venezuela accused of human rights violations

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    Amnesty International on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged crimes against humanity committed by the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, especially...

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    Guaido seeks Pentagon cooperation

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Saturday he has asked his envoy to the United States to meet with Pentagon officials to ‘cooperate’ on...

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    35 bodies found in Mexican mass graves

    Agence France-Presse . Guadalajara | Updated at 12:01pm on May 12, 2019

    Local authorities have discovered the remains of 35 people in mass graves in violent Jalisco state, on Mexico’s central Pacific coast...

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    Cuban LGBT activists hold pride rally defying Govt warning

    Reuters .Havana | Updated at 11:22am on May 12, 2019

    Cuban LGBT activists participate in an annual demonstration against homophobia and transphobia in Havana, Cuba, on May 11, 2019. — Reuters photo

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    Venezuela braces for unrest as Maduro clamps down

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    Venezuela braced Saturday for another day of nationwide protests after President Nicolas Maduro clamped down further on opposition leader Juan Guaido, locking up his deputy...

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    Mexicans march for their missing children

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    Mexicans with missing children led marches on Friday — when Mother’s Day is celebrated here — to protest the government’s failure to find their sons...

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    Four dead in explosion at house in Colombia’s capital

    AP/UNB. Bogota | Updated at 12:57pm on May 11, 2019

    Four people died and at least eight were injured after an explosion at an ‘underground gunpowder store’ in Bogota. Fire fighter Pedro Monasalva said that...

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    Venezuela detains top Guaido aide

    Agence-France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    Venezuelan intelligence agents arrested Wednesday the deputy leader of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, a move immediately denounced by its leader Juan Guaido.Edgar Zambrano, Guaido’s deputy...

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    Bolsonaro’s decree allows millions of Brazilians to carry guns

    Agence-France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    Truckers, lawyers and politicians are among millions of Brazilians eligible to carry loaded weapons in public under far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s decree relaxing gun laws...

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    US-Mexico border detentions top 100,000 for 2nd month in a row

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    The number of migrants detained entering the United States from Mexico without documents in April topped 100,000 for the second month in a row, US...