International/Latin America


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Latin America
Ecuador's First Lady María de Lourdes Alcívar (FL) and President Guillermo Lasso (CL) stand alongside Israel's President Isaac Herzog (CR) and First Lady Michal Herzog (FC) in Jerusalem on May 11, 2022.

Ecuador’s president honored with state dinner on first Israel trip

'This visit represents a turning point in the relations between our countries,' Lasso says

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Latin America
A policeman stands guard outside the Bellavista prison after a riot, in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Ecuador, on May 9, 2022.

Ecuador: Fatal prison riot leaves at least 44 dead

Public prosecutor's office says that the situation is 'developing'

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Latin America
View of the damaged facade of the Saratoga Hotel after an explosion in Havana, on May 6, 2022.

22 dead, over 50 hurt as huge blast wrecks Havana hotel

'Initial findings indicate that the explosion was caused by a gas leak'

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Latin America
Illustration - Drapeau nazi à 'exposition "Design of the Third Reich" au Design Museum Den Bosch à 's-Hertogenbosch, Pays-Bas, le 17 septembre 2019

Mexico couple have Nazi-themed wedding on Hitler’s anniversary

'Mexican laws prohibit anti-Semitism. That's why we denounce all forms of discrimination'

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Latin America
An old American car passes by the US embassy in Havana, Cuba, on May 3, 2022.

US embassy in Cuba issues visas after ‘Havana Syndrome’ closure

US reports says embassy staff illnesses were caused by 'directed, pulsed radio frequency (RF) energy'

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Latin America
A soldier stands guard by a cargo truck in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico, on November 19, 2021.

Mexico halts anti-narcotics unit in blow to US cooperation

The closure 'will mean more drugs going to the United States and more violence in Mexico'

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Latin America
A woman places a sign that reads in Spanish "There is no gas" on a gas delivery truck in Mexico City, Mexico, on August 4, 2021.

Mexico halts gas subsidy as US drivers cross border for deals

In the US, 'gasoline prices are higher than in Mexico, and [US] citizens... cross the border to stock up'

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Latin America
A chained prisoner lies on a bed at the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 25, 2022.

MSF suspending some operations in Haiti due to gang violence

'We condemn all forms of obstruction and violence against medical services, our patients, and staff members'

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Latin America
Soldiers man a checkpoint at the entrance to the Las Palmas Community in San Salvador, El Salvador, March 27, 2022.

El Salvador arrests over 600 gang suspects after weekend wave of killings

'I am not going to take budget money away from the schools to feed these terrorists'

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Latin America
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo leaves the Congress building in Lima, Peru, on March 28, 2022.

Peru's Castillo survives impeachment vote in Congress

'I am loyal to my commitments, values and principles,' Castillo says

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Latin America
People walk past a grocery store at the Central de Abasto wholesale food market in Mexico City, Mexico, March 10, 2022.

Massive food market in Mexico City to use sunshine for power

The almost $20m solar project will cover a market that serves half a million people daily

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Latin America
The Christ the Redeemer statue is illuminated in green to mark Amazon Day, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 5, 2021.

Brazil firm sells NFTs to save the Amazon

Proceeds from the NFTs will go towards tree preservation, regeneration of deforested areas, and sustainability

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Latin America
Ken Salazar, former US Secretary of the Interior, speaks at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012.

US ambassador urges Mexico to side with Ukraine in Russia conflict

'We have to be in solidarity with Ukraine and against Russia,' says Ken Salazar, US ambassador to Mexico

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Latin America
A girl is surrounded by women during a performance to demand justice for victims of femicide on Day of the Dead in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 1, 2020.

Mexico aims to punish officials leaking crime scene images

The bill is aimed at forensic experts, police officers, and investigators rather than the media

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Latin America
A man carries an empty gas tank to a shop where he will replace it with a full one in the Sevillano neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, January 14, 2020.

Cuba: Long lines for fuel spark concerns over supply

'This is a situation that repeats itself every three months... and the problem is never resolved'

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Latin America
A Colombian soldier walks through the streets of the municipality of El Tarra, department of Norte de Santander, Colombia, on May 25, 2016.

Colombia: Soldier dies after Venezuelan migrants attack base

Sepulveda says the migrants tried to 'overrun' the barracks

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Latin America
The logo of the mobile messaging and call service Telegram on a smartphone screen in Moscow, Russia, November 8, 2021.

Brazil judge gives Telegram instructions for lifting suspension

Brazil's leader Jair Bolsanaro, facing low popularity ahead of elections, counts on Telegram to rally his base

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Latin America
People display an Argentine national flag outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 17, 2022.

Argentina Senate approves $45b debt deal with IMF

The agreement replaces a $57 billion program from 2018 that Argentina failed to pay due to economic turmoil

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Latin America
Firemen walk through the debris of Israel's Embassy following a terrorist attack in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 20, 1992.

Argentina to mark 30 years since Israel embassy attack

Buenos Aires bombing of diplomatic mission killed 29 people, wounded 242

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Latin America
Handout photo released by the Peruvian Presidency press office shows a rescue worker at a building damaged by a landslide in Retama, Parcoy district, Peru, on March 16, 2022.

Rescuers recover two dead bodies after Peru landslide

'We managed to recover the body of one adult, a man, and a one-month-old girl'

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Latin America
Students attend Quechua Indigenous language class at a public primary school in Licapa, Peru, on September 1, 2021.

Peru: Students return to classrooms after two year Covid delay

'This day is possible after the joint work of the entire educational community'

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Latin America
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a press conference, Mexico City, December 3, 2018.

Mexico: President says criticism over journalist killings is part of 'soft coup'

'It's a kind of coup. It's no longer the traditional military coup'

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Latin America
An Ecuadorean who fled from Ukraine is greeted by relatives upon arrival at Quito's Mariscal Sucre airport, in Ecuador, on March 4, 2022.

Latin Americans amid the Ukraine-Russia war

A total of 1,500 Ecuadoreans are at-risk in the conflict, many of them students

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Latin America
An old American car drives past the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on March 2, 2022.

US to reopen consulate in Cuba

The consulate 'will begin the limited resumption of some immigrant visa services'