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First tropical storm of the East Pacific season forms off Mexico; poses no threat to landFirst tropical storm of the East Pacific season forms off Mexico; poses no threat to land
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'They died in each other's arms,' migrant's mother saysThe mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she feels a hole that "nobody can fill."
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Brazil Bolsonaro tries new tactic to loosen gun lawsBrazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has issued new decrees to loosen Brazil's strict gun laws after his earlier effort was rejected by the Senate
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US: Coca cultivation in Colombia dropped slightly in 2018The Trump administration is reporting that coca cultivation and cocaine production in Colombia dropped slightly in 2018 for the first time in six years, but it remained at historical high levels
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Western Panama hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquakeThe U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck western Panama
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Rosa Ramirez cries when shown a photograph printed from social media of her son Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramírez, 25, granddaughter Valeria, nearly 2, and her daughter-in-law Tania Vanessa Avalos, 21, while speaking to journalists at her home in San Martin, El Salvador, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The drowned bodies of her son and granddaughter were located Monday morning on the banks of the Rio Grande, a day after the pair were swept away by the current when the young family tried to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. Her daughter-in-law survived. (AP Photo/Antonio Valladares)
A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrantsThe mother of a Salvadoran man who died with his young daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande says she begged the family not to go
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Brazil's top court denies petition to release ex-presidentBrazil's Supreme Court has denied a petition to release former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who is serving a sentence for corruption
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Brazil's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by ex-President da Silva to get out of jail in corruption caseBrazil's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by ex-President da Silva to get out of jail in corruption case
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Uruguayan prison chief quits after Italian mobster escapesThe director of Uruguay's prison system has resigned following the escape of a top Italian organized crime boss from the jail where he was being held while awaiting extradition to Italy
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Guatemala ready for 'vote-by-vote election recountGuatemalan officials say they will begin on Wednesday a "vote-by-vote" recount of the country's June 16 general election results
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New corruption allegations hit Puerto Rico's governmentA top Puerto Rico official says he has appeared before a federal grand jury investigating a former government adviser in the latest corruption allegation to hit the U.S. territory this week
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In this June 23, 2019 photo, Ivan Simonovis listens during an interview with The Associated Press, in Miami. In his first interview from exile in the U.S., Simonovis, the former police commissioner whose about 15-year detention became an opposition rallying cry, shares details of his movie-like breakout. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
AP Exclusive: Imprisoned supercop's escape from VenezuelaPolitical fugitive Iván Simonovis was racing toward an island rendezvous with freedom when Venezuela's crisis, in the form of water and sediment-filled gasoline, choked off his boat's motor _ almost sabotaging a meticulously planned escape
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Mexico says immigration efforts focused on southern borderPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico's tightening of immigration controls has focused "more than anything" on regulating entries at its southern border
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Mexico arrests couple with $1 million at northern borderMexican authorities say they have arrested a couple trying to enter into the country with more than $1 million hidden in their car
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FILE - This June 20, 2019, file frame from video shows the entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. U.S. government officials say they've moved more than 100 kids back to the remote border facility where lawyers reported detained children were caring for each other and had inadequate food, water, and sanitation. An official from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday, June 25, 2019 that the "majority" of the roughly 300 children detained at Clint, Texas, last week have been placed in facilities operated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)
US gov't moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatmentTexas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar has asked to be informed by the end of the week about what steps U.S. officials are taking to end what she calls humanitarian abuses at a Border Patrol station near El Paso where immigrant children have been detained
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