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Chilean police stand in a subway station that was damaged during last night's protests, in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The protests started on Friday afternoon when high school students flooded subway stations, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing stations as part of protests against a fare hike, but by nightfall had extended throughout Santiago with students setting up barricades and fires at the entrances to subway stations, forcing President Sebastian Pinera to announce a state of emergency and deploy the armed forces into the streets. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Chile's president rolls back subway fare hike amid protestsSoldiers are patrolling the streets in Chile's capital for the first time since the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet ended in 1990
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Hondurans call for president to step down after drug verdictThousands of Hondurans have protested into the early hours of the morning to demand that President Juan Orlando Hernández be removed from office after his younger brother was convicted of drug trafficking in a New York court
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In this Oct. 15, 2019 photo, Michoacan state police stand next to the coffins of slain colleagues during a memorial service at the public security department headquarters for Michoacan state, in Morelia, Mexico. More than 30 suspected cartel gunmen ambushed the police officers in the town of El Aguaje on Monday as they were traveling in a convoy to serve a warrant, killing 13 officers and wounding nine others. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
In many parts of Mexico, government ceded battle to cartelsA massive gunbattle in the Mexican city of Culiacan was shocking for the openness of government capitulation as it forced the release of a drug kingpin's son, and the brazenness of gunmen in machine-gun mounted armored trucks
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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens the national anthem during a welcoming ceremony for his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Mexico says Trump shows 'solidarity' after suspect freedMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he received a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump to express "solidarity" over the events this week in the northern Mexican city of Culiacan, where soldiers faced off with cartel henchmen
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Bolivia's Evo Morales faces tightest presidential electionBolivian President Evo Morales faces the tightest election of his political career Sunday as he tries to extend his nearly 14 years in power
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Protesters push a bicycle in front of a gate of the Santa Lucia subway station during a protest against the rising cost of subway and bus fares, in Santiago, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Subway service in Chile's capital suspended as protest growsSchool and university students have flooded subway stations in Chile's capital, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing equipment as part of protests against a fare hike
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In this Oct. 17, 2019 photo, unidentified gunmen block a street in Culiacan, Mexico. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Augusto Zurita)
Failed raid against El Chapo's son leaves 8 dead in MexicoMexican security forces say they aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a fierce shootout with cartel enforcers
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, a Mexican immigration officer gives instructions to migrants who are applying for asylum in U.S. as they wait on International Bridge 1 as they prepare to leave Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and enter Laredo, Texas. Mexicans are increasingly the face of asylum in the United States, replacing Central Americans who dominated last year's caravan and a surge of families that brought border arrests to a 13-year high in May. It is unclear precisely what is driving the change, perhaps a mix of U.S. policies and violence in Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show fewer Mexicans are crossing, but the drop in Central Americans is much sharper, making Mexicans a bigger part of the mix. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US borderAs the Trump administration has all but stopped allowing Central American families to seek asylum in the US, Mexican parents and children are arriving in increasing numbers at the southern border and seeking asylum amid escalating cartel violence
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Ecuador president proposes new finance reforms after turmoilEcuadorian President Lenín Moreno is proposing new economic reforms to help stabilize the nation's finances following recent political upheaval
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A truck's windows shows hits from bullets after a gunfight in Culiacan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Hector Parra)
The Latest: Mexico says 8 died in Culiacan cartel clashMexican officials say eight people were killed in gunbattles in the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacan in what is being described as a failed operation to detain the son of convicted Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán
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AP Explains: A look at Mexico's security strategyAP Explains: A look at Mexico's security strategy
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Mexican officials say 8 died in gunbattles in Culiacan after attempt to arrest Sinaloa cartel leader's sonMexican officials say 8 died in gunbattles in Culiacan after attempt to arrest Sinaloa cartel leader's son
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A car's rearview window is pierced with bullet holes amid a gunfight in Culiacan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Hector Parra)
Gunbattles rattle Mexican city after troops find Chapo's sonAn intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads has paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state after security forces located one of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Ecuador's president cancels austerity package, thousands trek up a Venezuelan mountainside for rituals, and a revered Cuban ballerina dies
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Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capitalMexico has broken ground to supplement the capital's overtaxed international airport and as an alternative to another one that was scrapped last year after being about a third built
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