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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: An ex-Peruvian president kills himself and another is hospitalized, Latin Americans attend Holy Week observances, Venezuelans find ways to slip into Colombia
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People walk through a piece titled "Ancestral Hall of the Wang Family," part of an ancient Chinese construction rescued by Chinese concept artist and government critic Ai Weiwei, at the Contemporary Art University Museum (MUAC ) in Mexico City, Mexico, Saturday, April 13, 2019. The piece creates a striking contrast between the remote memory of his country and the recent memory of Mexico, at the exhibit titled "Reestablish Memories." (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican studentsChinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014, and from that encounter sprang his new exhibit in the Mexican capital
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Russia's ambassador to Venezuela, Vladimir Zaemskiy, gives an interview in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. As Venezuela’s reliance on Russia grows amid the country’s unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin’s point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe DoctrineAs Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region
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Brazil farmer arrested again in American missionary's murderPolice in Brazil have again arrested a farmer convicted of ordering the 2005 assassination of American missionary Dorothy Stang
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Peru ponders corruption probe's cost after shocking suicideAs Peruvians begin mourning former President Alan Garcia after his shocking suicide, a debate is swirling on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption?
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Pura Castell walks to a government-run butcher shop to buy chicken, after failing to find chicken the previous day in Bauta, Cuba, Friday, April 12, 2019. “I’ve taken care of myself my whole life,” said Castell, a retired janitor. “I don’t just sit on my hands. I’m worn out but I walk all over town.”   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisisAfter two decades of relative stability fueled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans
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Group: Americas saw greatest deterioration of press freedomReporters without Borders says the Americas is the region of the world that saw the largest deterioration of press freedom last year
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Residents stand inside the Plaza del Mercado in the Rio Piedras area of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since MariaNew Census data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria _ what one demographer says is the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island
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Flowers stand outside the party headquarters of Peru's late President Alan Garcia soon before his wake takes place in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Garcia shot himself in the head and died Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a massive graft probe that has put the country's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
The Latest: Memorial held for ex-Peru leader who killed selfThe body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has been taken to the headquarters of his political party for a memorial service, after he fatally shot himself in the head as authorities arrived at his home to detain him in a corruption investigation
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Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rightsDozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country
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Strong police presence prevents march in NicaraguaHundreds of police in Nicaragua have prevented a march to commemorate a year since protesters took to the streets to oppose the government of President Daniel Ortega
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Brazil top court criticized for order to block news storiesBrazil's attorney general is accusing the nation's highest court of violating the constitution with an order for news organizations to withdraw some online reports on a corruption investigation that include references to one of the tribunal's justices
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Argentina to freeze prices of goods in bid to tame inflationArgentina's government is freezing the prices of 60 essential products and some services in a bid to tame spiraling inflation
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FILE - In this May 15, 1988 file photo, President of Peru Alan García visits with Pope John Paul II in the Presidential Palace, in Lima, Peru. Current Peruvian President Martinez Vizcarra said Garcia, the 69-year-old former head of state died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, after undergoing emergency surgery in Lima. Garcia shot himself in the head early Wednesday as police came to detain him in connection with a corruption probe.  (AP Photo, File)
Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69Alan García, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, shot himself and died on Wednesday at the age of 69
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Ex-Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in head amid corruption probeEx-Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in head amid corruption probe
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