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FILE - In this Tuesday July 9, 2019 file photo, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax welcomes visitors at the start of the special session on gun issues at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va. A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 over whether he should toss out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia's lieutenant governor. Justin Fairfax sued CBS in federal court in Alexandria after it aired interviews with two women who have accused him of sexual assault.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
News outlet seeks dismissal of lieutenant governor's lawsuitA federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether he should toss out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia's lieutenant governor
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Haitian children venture back to school after months of unrest, Mexicans unsettled by bloody gunbattles in the north, Chilean women demonstrate against gender-based violence
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Journalists film as a vehicle carrying a Mexican official leaves the National Palace following a private meeting between U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico president hosts US AG behind closed doors in capitalMexico’s president and the U.S. attorney general have met behind closed doors a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his government could classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations
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Rights group: Venezuela migrant kids left at risk in BrazilA new report by Human Rights Watch finds that hundreds of Venezuelan children are fleeing into Brazil alone and at risk of becoming homeless, abused or recruited by gangs
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Mexico raises to 24 death toll in border gunbattlesAuthorities in northern Mexico have raised the death toll from weekend gunbattles in the small town of Villa Union to 24
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Brazilian slum residents protest after 9 die in police raidHundreds of people in Sao Paulo’s Paraisopolis slums have taken to the streets to protest against local police three days after nine young people died in a stampede during a police operation at a funk music party
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Bolsonaro vs NGOs: Amazon town becomes ground zero for spatFallout from the imprisonment of volunteer firemen in a sleepy Amazonian town has brought the fore both antipathy toward NGOs and activists’ fears that have been simmering beneath the surface of Brazil’s society.
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019 file photo, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido speaks during a citizen assembly at a square in the neighborhood of El Paradiso in Caracas, Venezuela. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last minute scratched a schedule debate on a $350 million credit from a regional development bank to address an electricity emergency that has left much of western Venezuela in the dark from blackouts for months. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Maduro’s foes balk at UN-backed deal to address power crisisA proposal to rebuild Venezuela’s collapsed power grid with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolas Maduro’s opponents
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People pray inside the church in Villa Union, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Villa Union bears the scars of the hourslong gun battles Saturday and Sunday. The fight that unfolded between a cartel force estimated at 100 to 150 men and state police left 23 people dead. Many homes and buildings were riddled with bullet holes. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mexican president prays with family of dead US dual citizensRelatives of massacred Americans say Mexico needs help fighting drug cartels
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Julian LeBaron, left, walks with Adrian LeBaron before a protest against the first year in office of Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico City, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. The men joined a protest on Mexico City's Reforma avenue to expressed anger and frustration over increasingly appalling incidents of violence, a stagnant economy and deepening political divisions in the country. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
Relatives of massacred Americans say Mexico needs helpRelatives of massacred Americans say Mexico needs help fighting drug cartels
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Rio Treaty nations move to further isolate VenezuelaRepresentatives from over a dozen nations that are signatories to a Cold War-era defense treaty for the Americas moved Tuesday to further isolate close allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with economic sanctions
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US flies 3 Central American asylum seekers to GuatemalaThree Central Americans who arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum have been sent to Guatemala under a July agreement between the two countries making Guatemala a so-called safe third country
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Dominica protesters block airport roads in election fightSupporters of the opposition United Workers' Party set up burning roadblocks on the two main roads leading to Douglas-Charles Airport
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USGS reports magnitude 6.0 quake off Chile’s northern coastA magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of northern Chile, but there are no reports of damage
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People pray inside the church in Villa Union, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Villa Union bears the scars of the hourslong gun battles Saturday and Sunday. The fight that unfolded between a cartel force estimated at 100 to 150 men and state police left 23 people dead. Many homes and buildings were riddled with bullet holes. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Northern Mexico fears return to dark past after gunfightsNorthern Mexico fears return to cartel domination after weekend gunbattle that killed 23
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