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An anti-government protester holds a homemade shield brandished with photos of President Nicolas Maduro, government officials and a gun sight, during clashes with security forces blocking a march to the Supreme Court, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Protesters rallied Saturday in the Venezuelan capital for a march toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court, opposing Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitutionVenezuela's government appears to be striking back against another challenge to its authority by detaining one of the 33 people named to the supreme court by the country's opposition-controlled congress
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A Bolivarian National Guard officer kicks a tear gas canister during clashes with anti-government protesters marching to the Supreme Court to support new magistrates named to the government-dominated Supreme Court by opposition-led led National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: New judge in court clash detained in VenezuelaVenezuelan authorities have detained one of the 33 people named to the supreme court by the country's opposition-controlled congress, further escalating political conflict
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Women make their way past police surrounding the Noplera metro after the suspected leader of a drug gang and seven others were killed, according to the Navy, in the Tlahuac neighborhood of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. In a statement Thursday, the Navy said a gang of street-level drug dealers operated in the Tlahuac and Iztapalapa districts on the city's south and east sides, where it dealt drugs, as well as carried out kidnappings, extortion and murder. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 yearsMexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data
The Associated Press1 day ago
A motorcycle taxi driver pauses to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tlahuac district of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Mexico City residents were stunned by the sight of drug-war-style violence, including burnt-out vehicles and road blockades by gang-sympathizing motorcycle taxi drivers, in the nation's capital, sights that had previously been seen only in violence-wracked cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capitalIn a raging gun battle with burnt-out vehicles and road blockades, drug war-style mayhem comes to the Mexican capital
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Ex-Mexican drug cartel leader gets 30 years in US prisonProsecutors say a former high-ranking member of the Zetas cartel in Mexico must serve 30 years in a U.S. prison and forfeit $10 million for his drug-related crimes
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Venezuelan's National Assembly President Julio Borges, right, and first Vice President of the National Assembly Freddy Guevara, prepare for a ceremony to swear-in a slate of new judges to the Supreme Court, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 21, 2017. Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly has sworn in new magistrates to the government-dominated Supreme Court during a ceremony held in a public plaza. They appointed the slate of judges in an escalating fight against President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela power struggle intensifies in Supreme Court battleOpposition lawmakers have appointed a slate of new judges to the government-stacked Supreme Court, which wasted no time in declaring them null
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UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplishedAP Interview: Top UN official says peacekeepers have accomplished their mission of stabilizing the Western hemisphere's poorest nations and she is urging the government to keep its promises to fight corruption, improve justice and combat poverty
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A motorcycle taxi driver pauses to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tlahuac district of Mexico City,  Thursday July 20, 2017. Mexico City residents were stunned by the sight of drug-war-style violence, including burnt-out vehicles and road blockades by gang-sympathizing motorcycle taxi drivers, in the nation's capital, sights that had previously been seen only in violence-wracked cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
The Latest: Mexico jobseekers tricked into cartel boot campsThe top prosecutor in the western Mexican state of Jalisco says authorities have discovered two drug cartel training camps where they believe about 40 people were being trained after being tricked by online job advertisements
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Brazil's President Michel Temer, from left, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes, pose for a group picture at the Mercosur Summit in Mendoza, Argentina, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcelo Ruiz)
The Latest: Neighbors ask Venezuela to put off voteThe Mercosur trade bloc is asking Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to suspend his plan to rewrite the troubled nation's constitution
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican government statistics show June was the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, with 2,234 murdersMexican government statistics show June was the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, with 2,234 murders
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In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 photo, attorney Glenn Formica speaks at a press conference   New Haven, Conn., for Nury Chavarria, left, a housekeeper and mother of four who was scheduled to be deported the following day. U.S. immigration officials said Friday, July 21, 2017,  they consider Chavarria, who is trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a Connecticut church, to be a fugitive, but acknowledge they have a policy that restricts them from entering a house of worship except in extraordinary circumstances.(Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register via AP)
Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in churchConnecticut's governor is among those showing support for a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a New Haven Church
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Slain girl's father pleads with Trump for visa for funeralThe father of a slain New Jersey girl is pleading with President Donald Trump to allow him and the girl's sister to attend the 11-year-old's funeral on Monday
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Mexican highway sinkhole that killed 2 exposes corruptionMexican sinkhole swallows highway, reveals corruption
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: A former Mexican governor is extradited from Guatemala, Venezuela's opposition holds an anti-Maduro referendum and 24-hour strike, and Uruguay starts selling marijuana in pharmacies.
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The Latest: Venezuela UN diplomat calls on Maduro to resignA Venezuelan diplomat to the United Nations is calling on President Nicolas Maduro to resign immediately.
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