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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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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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Demonstrators walk amid tear gas fired by Bolivarian National Guards during clashes in the El Hatillo neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown Thursday as the country's opposition calls a 24-hour national strike. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
4 killed during opposition-led strike in VenezuelaVenezuela's chief prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man are the latest victims killed during anti-government demonstrations, bringing the number killed during a 24-hour nationwide strike to four
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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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AP Explains: What are Trump's options in Venezuela?The Trump administration is threatening to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's proceeds with his plan to rewrite the troubled nation's constitution
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A street is blanketed with metro tickets near a roadblock set up by anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown Thursday as the country's opposition calls a 24-hour national strike. The country's largest business group, Fedecamaras, has cautiously avoided full endorsement of the strike, but its members have told employees that they won't be punished for coming to work. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 deadA nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead
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8 killed in gunbattle, clashes in southern Mexico CityMexican authorities have killed the suspected leader of a local drug gang and seven others on the south side of Mexico City
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DHS chief says arresting parents may quell human traffickingU.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says prosecuting parents who pay traffickers to illegally bring their children across the U.S. border will hopefully quell human trafficking
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A protester holds a sign that reads in Portuguese "Get out Temer," referring to Brazil's President Michel Temer, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 20, 2017. The Worker's Party scheduled a series of protests against the conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the unpopular reform of labor laws approved last week by Temer. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazilian judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension fundsA Brazilian judge has seized about $2.8 million in pension funds of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with his recent corruption conviction
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Lawmakers put Chile's abortion law on holdApproval of a law legalizing abortion in some cases in Chile will have to wait after its supporters narrowly lost a lower house vote on proposed modifications to the bill
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Mexico City floating farms, chefs team up to save traditionCall it floating-farm-to-table: Some of Mexico City's most in-demand restaurants are increasingly incorporating produce grown at the famed aquatic gardens of Xochimilco
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Brazil government assures graft probe will continueBrazil's top prosecutor and justice minister assured Washington audiences the graft probe in their country will continue
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva prepares to speak to the press and supporters at the headquarters of the Worker's Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A Brazilian judge said on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 bank accounts belonging to the ex-president have been frozen due to his conviction on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft caseA Brazilian judge says bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have been frozen due to his recent conviction on corruption charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
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