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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
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Tropical Storm Ivo peaks and not likely to become hurricaneTropical Storm Ivo continues to move northwestward off Mexico's western coast, though it appears to have peaked in power and is no longer forecast to grow into a hurricane
The Associated Press9 hours 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
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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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TS Ivo grows in Pacific off Mexico; Chantal ebbs in AtlanticTropical Storm Ivo has gained strength off the southwestern coast of Mexico but isn't expected to threaten land, while the once-Tropical Storm Chantal is meandering in the Atlantic as a tropical depression far from North America
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2 more El Salvador ex-officers to face trial in '81 massacreTwo former military officers in El Salvador will join more than a dozen others in being prosecuted for the 1981 El Mozote massacre, a particularly infamous moment from the Central American nation's civil war
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Mexico fines Cancun airport $3.7 million for taxi monopolyMexico's anti-monopoly agency has fined the Cancun international airport the equivalent of about $3.7 million for not allowing more taxis to compete and lower fares for travelers
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Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail themMexico's government appears to be split about whether it should talk to some armed vigilante groups, or treat them as criminals
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mexico arrests 6 police in 2015 killings of civiliansMexico arrests 6 police in connection with 2015 killings of civilians
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Argentina candidate rules out default as an optionArgentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernández says that no one wants a default for the South American country and he's ruling it out if elected
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The will that Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide on Aug. 10, 2019, puts more than $577 million in assets in a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the graveJeffrey Epstein took steps in the days before he died to shield his fortune from the dozens of women who say he sexually abused them
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Killings by police divide Brazilian city weary of crimeIt happens, on average, more than five times a day in Rio de Janeiro: Police open fire and someone dies
The Associated Press1 day ago
New Puerto Rico governor names 2 members to CabinetPuerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez has named two members of her new Cabinet, although the government's key secretary of state position remains vacant
The Associated Press1 day ago
US Homeland Security head in Panama to talk drugs, migrantsThe U.S. acting homeland security secretary has arrived in Panama to discuss drug trafficking and migrant smuggling, though Kevin McAleenan says he isn't seeking any specific agreement during the visit
The Associated Press1 day ago
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