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Argentine lawmaker suspended for conduct in virtual sessionAn Argentine lawmaker has suspended for inappropriate conduct with a woman during a virtual session of congress, when he appeared on camera touching his wife as she sat on his lap
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FILE - in this Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, revelers smile as they look on the camera during the "Bloco da Favorita" street party on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city announced on Thursday, Sept. 24, said it has delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the new coronavirus pandemic, but has yet to announce a decision about the Carnival street parties that take place across the city.  (AP Photo/Bruna Prado, File)
Virus delays Rio's Carnival for first time in a centuryRio de Janeiro has delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic
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Parents of missing Mexico students want answers 6 years onFamilies of 43 students who were kidnapped in southern Mexico on Sept. 26, 2014 are still demanding answers about their sons’ whereabouts as the sixth anniversary of the crime approaches
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Thieves steal business jet in Mexico, crash in GuatemalaAuthorities say thieves stole a business jet from an airport in central Mexico, flew it to Venezuela, loaded it with drugs and then crashed the plane in Guatemala
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Mexico homicide rate remains high at 29 per 100,000Mexico's homicide rate remained at historically high levels of 29 killings per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the National Statistics Institute
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Stylist Juan Bautista, wearing a protective face mask and shield, applies eyeliner to Lara state beauty pageant contestant Jhosskaren Carrizo, in a Venevision television station dressing room, before a meeting with judges, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Quarantine rules and social distancing has forced the contestants to train at home and online with limited access to the venue itself where strict measures are in place. The pageant is due to take place on Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Pageant powerhouse Venezuela to hold virtual beauty contestThe global pandemic is forcing organizers behind the famous Miss Venezuela pageant to be creative
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Proposed Nicaragua law could muffle dissent Nicaragua’s governing party is pushing a bill that would require people, businesses and non-governmental organizations that receive money from outside the country to register as “foreign agents.”
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Mexico sending 101 firefighters to help in CaliforniaMexico will send 101 firefighters to the United States to help battle wildfires in California
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El Salvador woman imprisoned after miscarriage releasedA 29-year-old woman in El Salvador who suffered an apparent miscarriage but was convicted of aggravated homicide under the country’s harsh anti-abortion laws has been released from prison
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Power outage darkens much of Venezuela, puts down phonesA power outage has been reported in parts of Venezuela’s capital and across several states
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A protester holds a poster with a message that reads in Spanish: "Stop the Genocide," during a demonstration against a wave of massacres, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Rather than a national dispute between guerrillas and the state, violence in rural Colombia is now marked by a patchwork of local feuds between criminal groups who fight over drug routes, illegal mines and even gasoline smuggling routes. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Wave of massacres signals new chapter in Colombia's conflictA spike in massacres in rural areas of Colombia is signaling a new chapter in the country’s long history of bloodshed
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Brazil adds some to force fighting vast wetlands blazesBrazil’s government says its adding 43 more firefighters to a small force battling blazes that have charred a Belgium-sized swath of the world’s largest tropical wetlands
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