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A worker from Medellin Conservation Park counts turtles recovered from illegal wildlife trafficking, in Medellin, Colombia, on October 20, 2021.

Colombia: Police deployed to fight environmental crimes

A new webpage was also created, which gives at-risk environmental activists a way to contact the government

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Freelance journalist Emiliana Duarte discussed with i24NEWS about the food insecurity crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean, in a screen capture taken on December 3, 2021.

Malnutrition at an all-time high in Latin America

There was a 79 percent hike in the number of people living in hunger from 2014 to 2020 in the region

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Women protest against femicide in San Salvador, El Salvador, November 28, 2021.

Human rights court: El Salvador violated rights of woman who died in prison

The woman was imprisoned for breaching the country’s strict abortion laws, serving 30 years

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United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on during a meeting with youth leaders in Bogota, Colombia, October 21, 2021.

US lifts terrorist designation for Colombia's FARC

The two dissident groups that formed out of FARC were designated as foreign terrorist organizations

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Chilean presidential candidate Gabriel Boric and a girl wave in Santiago on November 26, 2021.

Leftist Chile presidential candidate leads new poll as Dec. 19 vote looms

Gabriel Boric pulled off a surprise win against an anti-Israel candidate in last summer's primary elections

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Colombian President Ivan Duque pauses after laying a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem on November 8, 2021.

Colombia apologizes for police cadets in Nazi uniforms

Head of academy dismissed after photos of ceremony honoring Germany cause outrage

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Hezbollah march during a military parade in the city of Baalbek in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa valley, on November 13, 2021.

Colombia monitoring Hezbollah activities on its territory

Hezbollah is reportedly trying to track the movements of American and Israeli diplomats

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Mexican migration authorities close the border before migrants arrive to El Ceibo, Guatemala, on August 19, 2021, after being deported from the US and Mexico.

Missing Israeli backpacker's body found in Mexico river

Body of 25-year-old Yanai Rimon found following four-day search near Guatemala border

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A Cuban family watches President Miguel Diaz-Canel speak on television in Havana, Cuba, on November 12, 2021.

Cuba: Opposition figure arrested ahead of protest

Government authorities allege that protests are backed by the US and seek to provoke a regime change

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Haitian gang members use trailers as barricades to block access to the Varreux fuel terminals in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 12, 2021.

Haiti: Gangs to lift fuel blockade amid shortages

The move comes as Haitian gangs continue to demand Prime Minister Ariel Henry's resignation

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Colombia's President Ivan Duque is interviewed by i24NEWS on November 10, 2021.

Colombia’s President Ivan Duque interviewed by i24NEWS

Duque says Colombia's relationship with Israel 'is that of a brother'

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A man walks past a mural of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega during general elections in Managua, Nicaragua, November 7, 2021.

Nicaragua: Ortega nears fourth term, US threatens action

A preliminary tally gave Ortega’s Sandinista alliance about 75 percent of votes

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Colombia's President Ivan Duque presents their national statement as part of the World Leaders' Summit of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 2, 2021.

Colombian president lands in Israel to open trade and innovation center

Ivan Duque will visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center as well as meet with Naftali Bennett

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Colombia's President Ivan Duque poses during a photo session at the Colombia's Embassy residency in Paris on November 3, 2021.

Colombia to open trade and innovation office in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem office of Innpulsa will be Colombia's first innovation center abroad

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Latin America
An aerial view of Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, north of the capital Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 21, 2021.

Haitian police receive proof that hostages are alive

Negotiations with the kidnappers for the release of the hostages are underway with several FBI agents helping

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Members of the Colombian Army and police escorting Colombia's most-wanted drug lord and head of the Gulf Clan, Dairo Antonio Usuga (C) - alias 'Otoniel' - after his capture in Bogota, capital of Colombia, October 23, 2021.

Colombia's most-wanted drug lord captured by special forces

‘It is the hardest blow that has been dealt to drug trafficking in this century in our country’

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A woman walks in a deserted street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 18, 2021.

Haiti: Gang leader threatens to kill hostages

Haitian officials said the gang is demanding $1 million in ransom per hostage freed

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the signing of agreements in Brasilia, Brazil on October 19, 2021.

Brazil probe accuses Bolsonaro of ‘crimes against humanity’

Senators later dropped initial charges of homicide and genocide from the report

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Haitians demonstrate in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, demanding their right to life in the face of an upsurge in kidnappings perpetrated by gangs, December 10, 2020.

Haiti: Police suspect notorious gang for kidnapping of missionaries

Armed gangs take advantage of the spreading insecurity and a political crisis

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Latin America
Women try to cross a street while an armored vehicle travels the dirty streets of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, on October 2, 2021.

15 US missionaries and family kidnapped in Haiti: security source

Group being held by armed gang outside the Haitian capital, according to local security source

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on October 7, 2021.

Brazil: president accused of environmental crimes

An environmental group requested legal proceedings against Bolsonaro for government's Amazon policy

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View of a bullet-riddled wall bearing the initials of the criminal group Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, on April 23, 2021.

US, Mexico to discuss overhaul in fight against drug cartels

Experts believe the strategy of militarization failed because it formed smaller, more violent cells

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View of the IMSS Hospital surrounded by water after heavy rains fell over Tula de Allende, Hidalgo state, Mexico, on September 07, 2021.

At least 17 killed in Mexican hospital flooding

Tula River overflows, affecting some 2,000 homes; remaining 56 patients evacuated to other hospitals