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Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Brazil says military aircraft and 44,000 troops will be available to fight fires sweeping through parts of the Amazon region. The defense and environment ministers have outlined plans to battle the blazes that have prompted an international outcry as well as demonstrations in Brazil against President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the environmental crisis. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Pope, urging prayers, says Amazon forest vital for our EarthPope Francis says the Amazon forest is vital for our Earth and is urging prayers that fires there are quickly controlled
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Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to growA newly formed tropical depression has strengthened into the fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season
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Crowds fill Argentine streets to back conservative presidentTens of thousands of Argentines jammed streets in the capital and other cities to show support for conservative President Mauricio Macri, who is facing a tough fight heading into general elections in October in a country beset with economic struggles
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Mexican women knit hearts at memorial for murdered femalesA small group of women in Mexico City have constructed a memorial for murdered women made of hand-knit hearts in the capital's Alameda park as Mexico grapples with endemic violence against women
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US homeland security chief tours Panama jungle migrant campThe acting U.S. homeland security secretary has visited a camp with hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous jungle border crossing from Colombia to Panama
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IMF dispatches technical staff team to ArgentinaThe International Monetary Fund is sending a technical team to Argentina on Saturday to discuss the policy plans of President Mauricio Macri's administration
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Tropical Storm Ivo forecast to weaken in Pacific off MexicoForecasters say Tropical Storm Ivo should weaken gradually in the next couple of days as it moves through the Pacific Ocean parallel to Mexico's western coast without posing a direct threat to land
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Venezuela opposition leader vows to shun early electionVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says that opponents of President Nicolás Maduro won't participate in any early legislative elections he calls
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Roman Catholic priest stabbed to death in Mexico border cityA Roman Catholic priest has been stabbed to death in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas
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Biopsy confirms that Uruguay's president has lung cancerBiopsy confirms that Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has lung cancer
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Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfallSome of the mystical blue-green jungle lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperatures in the region
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Aug. 20, 2019 drone photo released by the Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso, brush fires burn in Guaranta do Norte municipality, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year. (Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso via AP)
Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiantAmid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation
The Associated Press2 days ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Haitian legislators debate inside flooded Parliament chamber, Bolivian firefighters try to contain wildfires, police fatally shoot gunmen who held hostages on bus for hours
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US-Central America talks focus on drug, migrant traffickingOfficials from the United States, Central America and Colombia have agreed at a meeting on drugs and migrant-trafficking to adopt unspecified increased controls to combat people-smuggling as part of a regional effort
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Guatemala certifies result of Aug. 11 presidential voteGuatemala's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has made it official: Alejandro Giammattei will be the country's next president
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