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FILE - In this July 30, 2016, file photo, a woman holds a photograph of Josh Holt, an American jailed in Venezuela, during a rally at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. A judge in Venezuela is dashing the hopes of the Utah man of being united with his family for Christmas after deciding on Dec. 12, 2017 to send him to trial on weapons charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Venezuelan judge orders Utah man be tried on weapons chargesA judge in Venezuela has ordered an American man to stand trial on weapons charges, dashing hopes of his family in Utah that he would be released and be with them for Christmas
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Venezuelan judge orders that jailed Utah man be tried on weapons chargesVenezuelan judge orders that jailed Utah man be tried on weapons charges
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Mexico leftist front-runner doubles down on amnesty proposalPresidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is doubling down on his controversial proposal to consider amnesty for criminals as he registers to seek the leftist Morena party's nomination for Mexico's July 1 election for president
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Venezuela orders probe into ex-oil czar, UN ambassadorThe chief prosecutor in Venezuela says his office has launched a probe into the country's former oil czar and ambassador to the United Nations
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US officials stop vessel carrying cocaine off Panama coastU.S. officials intercepted a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine after pursuing it in international waters off the coast of Panama
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Mexico's president again stumbles in public speakingMexico's president again stumbles in public speaking; office corrects grammar mistake
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Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violenceThe homeless population in Rio de Janeiro has skyrocketed, leading to tensions that city officials are scrambling to address
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AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Editors' picks for best of 2017 from Latin American and the Caribbean
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Mom of Utah man jailed in Venezuela airs tape on his healthThe mother of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela for nearly 1½ years is circulating a new audio recording of her son talking about how he's suffering without medical care
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US says WTO losing focus on trade, becoming litigation groupThe United States is accusing the World Trade Organization of losing its focus on trade and "becoming a litigation-centered organization."
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Mexico City arrests man over building collapse's in quakeMexico City prosecutors say they have arrested a man who signed off on an apparently faulty construction project that collapsed in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake of Sept. 19 and killed two women
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Brazilian who pushed abortion debate ends pregnancy abroadWoman who pushed abortion debate in Brazil ends her pregnancy in Colombia
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Honduran authorities allege 5 lawmakers diverted fundsAuthorities in Honduras are accusing five federal lawmakers of diverting public funds to their own use
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In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 photo, supporters of opposition mayoral candidate Yon Goicoechea wait for the start of a campaign rally, in Caracas, Venezuela. Still bruising from a shock defeat in recent gubernatorial races, the opposition is limping into Sunday’s vote deeply divided, with three of the four biggest parties in the Democratic Unity coalition boycotting the race altogether. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuffOpposition parties in Venezuela won't be bullied out of participating in future elections, a leading anti-government politician said Monday, rejecting threats a day earlier by socialist President Nicolas Maduro
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UN visits Puerto Rico to assess help for hurricane victimsA United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights met Monday with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as complaints grow about the U.S. government's response to a Category 4 storm
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