Latin America and Caribbean News

The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunionA baby who came to symbolize the U.S. government's policy of separating immigrant families didn't recognize his parents at first when they reunited in Honduras
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Adalicia Montecino watches her year-old son Johan Bueso Montecinos, who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children, gets a hair cut, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Friday, 20, 2018. Johan Bueso Montecinos arrived in San Pedro Sula and was reunited with his parents on a government bus. Captured by Border Patrol agents in March, Johan’s father was deported and the then 10-month-old remained at an Arizona shelter. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' armsA baby who came to embody the Trump administration's family separation policy is back with his parents in Honduras after five months
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Mexico president-elect defends earthquake fundPresident-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico says a fund set up by his party to support those affected by last September's earthquake was above board and all transfers documented
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Peruvian villagers demand justice, set court files on fireA crowd of villagers in a remote region of Peru burned thousands of criminal case files, protesting a corrupt judicial system
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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos greets lawmakers as he arrives to inaugurate the newly-elected legislature, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, July 20, 2018. Under the terms of the 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, ten seats are guaranteed in Congress for the former rebels. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Colombian rebels-turned-politicians sworn into CongressEight former Colombian rebels who once battled the government with rifles and bombs have been sworn into Congress
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Puerto Rico probes forensic institute as bodies pile upLegislators in Puerto Rico are investigating the U.S. territory's forensics institute following complaints of understaffing, bad odors and backlogs in the handling of bodies as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria amid an economic crisis
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Inocia Meroliste stands with labor pains outside the closed gate of Sans Frontieres hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The sign on the gate of the hospital reads in Creole and French "We are no longer receiving patients, the hospital is closed. Thanks for your understanding." Doctors Without Borders is closing two clinics in the Haitian capital the aid group opened in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake that devastated much of the city, according to an official with the organization. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Doctors Without Borders closing 2 hospitals in Haiti capitalDoctors Without Borders is closing two hospitals in Haiti's capital opened by the aid group after the January 2010 earthquake that devastated much of the city
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Ecuador's ex-president seeks protection from arrest orderEx-Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is asking for international protection after a judge ordered that he be jailed for missing a court date, even though the former leader is living in Europe
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Baby whose US court appearance drew outrage over Trump's border separations is reunited with parents in HondurasBaby whose US court appearance drew outrage over Trump's border separations is reunited with parents in Honduras
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Seaweed piles up on beaches along Mexico's Caribbean coastWorkers are struggling to remove tons of seaweed that has washed up on beaches along Mexico's Caribbean coast
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Puerto Rican evacuees get another extension on housingHundreds of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are living in hotels around the nation have been given more weeks to use temporary housing vouchers
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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, workers on tractors harvest soybeans in Campo Novo do Parecis, in Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Human Rights Watch released a report on Friday, July 20, 2018 saying Brazil is one of the largest consumers of pesticides in the world and that the nation isn’t doing enough to protect people from the hazardous products. (AP Photo/Maurilio Cheli, File)
Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides moreHuman Rights Watch is urging the Brazilian government to establish buffer zones when pesticides are sprayed and to reduce the use of highly toxic products
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: U.S. secretary of state meets with Mexico's new president-elect, Nicaraguan police and armed allies seize anti-government stronghold, disheartened Venezuelans flow into Colombian border city
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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrives to the Juan Pablo II plaza to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Nicaragua marked anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza, despite an ongoing political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protesters seeking President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
Nicaragua's president celebrates crackdown on oppositionNicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has used the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution to celebrate strengthening his grip on power amid months of anti-government protests and to attack the Roman Catholic Church as aligned with "coup mongers."
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Judicial chief resigns in latest scandal rocking PeruThe head of Peru's judicial branch resigned Thursday in the wake of a mounting corruption scandal involving secret phone recordings capturing numerous judges making behind-the-scenes deals on everything from promotions to criminal sentences
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