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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Ga., upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Wright was one of four U.S. troops and four Niger forces killed in an ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger Force. U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to Africa in his first year in office has been one largely of neglect - and then suddenly one of shocking insult. The killings of the four U.S. soldiers in the West African nation of Niger set off outrage, along with questions about why the U.S. military was there at all.  (Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidencyIn his first year in office, President Donald Trump has made sharp departures from years and even decades of US foreign policy
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Jamaica imposes curfew in Montego Bay amid rise in crimeAuthorities in Jamaica have declared a state of emergency in areas including the popular tourist town of Montego Bay amid a rise in violent crime
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Protesters demonstrate against the Rev. Fernando Karadima, and his protege Juan Barros, bishop of Osorno, as Pope Francis rides past on his way to celebrates Mass at the Maquehue Airport in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Chile's church has yet to recover its credibility following the scandal over Karadima, Chile's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slanderVictims of a notorious Chilean pedophile priest are outraged that Pope Francis accused them of slander
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Osornos Bishop Juan Barros smiles as he leaves the altar after Mass was celebrated by Pope Francis on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Many Chileans are furious over Francis' 2015 decision to appoint Barros, a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who the Vatican found guilty in 2011 of abusing dozens of minors over decades. Barros has always denied he knew what Karadima was doing when he was the priest's protege, a position that many Chileans have a hard time believing. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churchesIn Chile, Pope Francis was greeted with protests, threats and the burning of at least 11 churches _ hostility unheard of for a papal visit in modern times
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Tourists look at Amazonian indigenous people as they walk in downtown Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, one day ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to Peru's Amazon. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd).(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Peru's indigenous await Pope Francis in scorching AmazonAfter lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that indigenous leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem
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A couple of tourists travel in a horse carriage in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Travel to Cuba is booming from dozens of countries, including the U.S. And the tourism dollars from big-spending Americans seem to be heading into Cuba’s state sector and away from private business, according to Cuban state figures, experts and private business people themselves. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policyPresident Donald Trump said he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change _ but that doesn't seem to be happening
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Pope Francis arrives in Peru after visiting Chile, many in Haiti still live in tents long after a powerful earthquake and Honduras' former president is pulled to safety amid a protest
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Car drives into crowd at Copacabana Beach in Rio; 15 hurtA motorist who says he lost control of his car drives into crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro; at least 15 people injured
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Mexico rights body blames marines, police for 2014 killingsMexico's National Human Rights Commission says evidence indicates marines and a security detail for a border mayor were responsible for the 2014 killings of three American siblings and a Mexican acquaintance
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrates Mass at Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in ChileIt was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis as he celebrates the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet during a flight to northern Chile
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Freight car derails in Mexico, falls on house, killing 5A freight car carrying bulk corn derailed early Thursday in the northern suburbs of Mexico City, killing five people as it rolled over and crushed part of a house near the tracks.
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Protesters in Haiti condemn Trump remarks at embassy protestHaitians angry over recent words and actions by U.S. President Donald Trump showed their anger Thursday outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince
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Puerto Rico reopens 12 nature reserves, refuges after MariaOfficials in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico have reopened 12 nature reserves and protected areas nearly four months after Hurricane Maria
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A pilgrim shades herself during Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
The Latest: Francis arrives in Peru for 4-day visitPope Francis has landed in Peru for a four-day trip that will take him into the sweltering Amazon jungle to meet with indigenous communities and put him face-to-face with a president narrowly escaped impeachment in December
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El Salvador tells citizens to renew soon-to-end TPS statusEl Salvador urges citizens to renew soon-to-be-ended TPS status
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