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FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Joshua Holt at her home in Riverton, Utah. Holt, a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail, has died at age 50. Former U.S. Rep. Mia Love said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that Holt died unexpectedly Sunday at her home in the Salt Lake City suburb of Riverton. Love says Laurie Holt's husband Jason Holt went to wake her for church and found her unresponsive. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praisedThe family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday
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Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soonAuthorities in Mexico say an improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week
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Romina Sala, the sister Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala, cries at the end of her brother's wake in Progreso, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The Argentina-born forward died in an airplane crash in the English Channel last month when flying from Nantes in France to start his new career with English Premier League club Cardiff. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometownFamily, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his Argentine hometown, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel
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People sing Venezuela's national anthem during an event to swear in nurses, doctors, professionals and others, as the group that will help with the arrival and distribution of humanitarian aid in Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The first of three C-17 cargo planes has flown from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida and landed in the town of Cucuta.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
US military planes land near Venezuela border with aidThe U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro
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Armed bar attack kills 5, wounds 5 more in Mexico's CancunMexican authorities say gunmen killed five people and wounded five more in a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun
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Flamengo fan Sonia Maria Mendes cries during a mass in honor for the 10 teenage soccer players who were killed by a fire at the Flamengo training center last Friday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The victims were between 14 and 16 years old. Police are still investigating what caused the fire. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?Was the fire at the training facility of soccer club Flamengo just a question of bad luck, or did negligence play a role
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Explosive device found, disarmed in Mexican mallAuthorities on the outskirts of Mexico's capital are investigating a homemade explosive device found in a shopping mall bathroom
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People on a motorcycle drive past a burning roadblock placed by anti-government protesters who are demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Protesters are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protestsHaitians say they will keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador announced on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, a $3.9 billion bailout for the cash-strapped state-owned Pemex oil company. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped PemexMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announces bailout for the cash-strapped state-owned oil company
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Venezuelan Bolivarian Guardsmen stand guard at the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. As humanitarian aid kits were being packed into individual white bags in the city of Cucuta, just across the river from Venezuela, U.S. officials and Venezuelan opposition leaders appealed to the military to the let the aid through. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela borderThe Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S. military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power
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Monarch butterflies cluster in the Amanalco de Becerra sanctuary, on the mountains near the extinct Nevado de Toluca volcano, in Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. In towering firs above and below the butterflies hung in massive clumps on sagging boughs. Their brilliant orange and black colors were hidden by the pale underside of their closed wings as they clung to each other in the clusters. (AP Photo/ Marco Ugarte)
Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong searchFor years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Even while criticizing Donald Trump's confrontational stance toward his socialist government, Maduro said he holds out hope of meeting the U.S. president to resolve an impasse over his recognition of opponent Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful leader. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoyAP Interview: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro predicts he will survive the global campaign to force his resignation and tells AP his government is in secret talks with the Trump administration
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at Miraflores presidential palace, where a painting of independence hero Simon Bolivar hangs, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Maduro is inviting a U.S. special envoy to come to Venezuela after revealing during the interview that his foreign minister recently held secret meetings with the U.S. official in New York. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: US announces sanctions against Maduro officialsThe Trump administration has sanctioned Venezuela's oil chief and key intelligence officials under President Nicolas Maduro, tightening pressure on the embattled leader
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Leaked State Department email: US military aircraft to start delivering 250 tons of humanitarian aid to Venezuela borderLeaked State Department email: US military aircraft to start delivering 250 tons of humanitarian aid to Venezuela border
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Foes and allies of Venezuela's president stage rival demonstrations, Haitians stages days of protests against their leader, former Costa Rican president hit with sexual assault allegations
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