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Hallways of Buenos Aires's subway are lit only by emergency lights during a blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Argentina and Uruguay were working frantically to return power on Sunday, after a massive power failure left large swaths of the South American countries in the dark. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
Hunt for cause of massive South America power outage beginsAuthorities still in the dark over cause of massive power outage that left millions without electricity across South America
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A man walks in the rain to a polling station during general elections in Antigua, Guatemala, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Voters are choosing between 19 candidates for a four-year presidential term that begins in Jan. 2020. The winner needs an absolute majority, making an August runoff between the two top vote-getters likely. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
Ex-first lady leads Guatemalan president vote, runoff likelyA former first lady took the lead in early results from Guatemala's Sunday presidential election, although a second round of voting is expected to determine who will oversee this Central American nation
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Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention centerWitnesses say Mexico's Siglo XXI immigration holding facility is home to overcrowding, filthy conditions and abuse, emblematic of how the country has already been struggling to cope with a migratory surge even as it cracks down further under U.S. pressure
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Election officials start counting votes after polls closed during general elections in Guatemala City, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Guatemalans are voting for their next president in elections plagued by widespread disillusion and distrust, and as thousands of their compatriots flee poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Early results: Businesswoman ahead in Guatemalan electionEarly results in Guatemala's Sunday presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead for a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States
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A boy repacks chickens more densely, to be loaded onto inner tube and plank rafts and taken across the Suchiate River to Guatemala, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Saturday, June 15, 2019. A free flow of goods and people crossing by raft has fueled the economy on both sides of the river as long as residents can remember, and many worry that the arrival of the National Guard could hurt business. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flowMexican authorities stepped up revisions along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Cars drive through an unlit street during a blackout in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June. 16, 2019. A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South AmericaA massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Technicians of Edenor electricity company stand under the rain as they work to fix a generator during a blackout in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
The Latest: Argentine state news agency: power 90% restoredArgentina's state news agency says that most of the nation's grid is back up and running
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Argentina's state news agency Telam says power has been restored to 90% of countryArgentina's state news agency Telam says power has been restored to 90% of country
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Plastic bags with the logo of the ruling party, FCN Nacion, hang at a handcrafts stand inside the central market in Guatemala City, Saturday, June 15, 2019. As Guatemala goes to the polls on Sunday, they favor former first lady Sandra Torres of the National Unity and Hope party to finish first, but with 19 candidates in the race it is unlikely she will win the absolute majority necessary to avoid a runoff. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Top contenders for president in Guatemala electionHere is a look at the top contenders in Guatemala's presidential election
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdownMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country can't turn its back on Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence
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Activists blast Rio gov comment about slum missile strikeA human rights official and community activists are criticizing the governor of Rio de Janeiro state for suggesting that a missile be sent to "blow up" drug traffickers in a local slum
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Brazil's Moro questions authenticity of leaked messagesBrazil's justice minister is questioning the authenticity of leaked personal messages published by a news website that appear to show him when he was still a judge improperly advising prosecutors
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Peruvian migration officers check documents of Venezuelan migrants after stricter entry requirements went into effect, in Tumbes, Peru, Saturday, June 15, 2019. With its relatively stable economy and flexible immigration laws, Peru has become a main destination for millions of Venezuelans escaping hyperinflation, medical shortages and political repression at home. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Peru starts demanding passports, visas from VenezuelansRiot police are guarding Peru's northern border to ensure that only Venezuelan migrants who hold a passport and humanitarian visa can enter the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 6, 2019 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist to supporters rallying at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Associated Press has learned on Saturday, June 15, 2019, that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's MaduroThe Associated Press has learned that major European nations are weighing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents
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Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's MaduroThe Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents
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