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Backdropped by a painting of independence hero Simon Bolivar, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Maduro defended the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections and said that those who report fraud are lying.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela opposition claims evidence of tampered vote countVenezuela's opposition is presenting what it says is the first hard evidence of possible ballot tampering in Sunday's gubernatorial elections
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Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after MariaPuerto Rico still stumbling in the dark a month after Hurricane Maria
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Some schools in Puerto Rico to open for 1st time after MariaPuerto Rico education officials say they are opening some of the island's public schools next week
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Foreign Affairs' Wilson calls on State to probe Cuba attacksU.S. Rep. Joe Wilson is calling on the U.S. State Department to investigate a bizarre string of attacks on diplomats in Havana
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Brazil investigators look at meals made of processed pelletsProsecutors in Brazil's largest city have opened an inquiry into the mayor's plans to offer school meals with pellets made of reprocessed food items
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Mississippi to house 1,200 prisoners from Puerto RicoAuthorities say roughly 1,200 federal prisoners from Puerto Rico are being moved to Mississippi amid Hurricane Maria recovery
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Appeals court halts ruling that would have allowed immigrant teen held in Texas facility to get an abortionAppeals court halts ruling that would have allowed immigrant teen held in Texas facility to get an abortion
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Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquakeThousands have been unable to return to apartment buildings severely damaged by last month's earthquake and many say they haven't received promised financial aid to find new housing, leaving many staying with relatives, in hotels or even in tents
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Body of missing protester may have been found in ArgentinaArgentine investigators say they believe they have discovered the body of an indigenous rights activist whose disappearance prompted large protests
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Guatemala court overturns warning to UN officialA Guatemalan court has ordered the foreign ministry to withdraw an admonition warning the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs" of the country
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Venezuela opposition governors boycott swearing in ceremonyVenezuela's opposition boycotted a swearing-in ceremony held by the nation's all-powerful constitutional assembly Wednesday following a contested vote for governors handily won by ruling party candidates
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Chile sentences 35 dictatorship agents for disappearanceA judge in Chile is sentencing 35 former agents of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's feared secret police for the kidnapping, detention and forced disappearance of a pregnant woman in 1976
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Sao Paulo schools to augment meals with processed pelletsBrazil's biggest city will begin augmenting meals for children with pellets made of reprocessed food items that were close to expiration
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Report: Excessive force used against Mexican protestersMexico's National Human Rights Commission says a poorly planned and executed police operation to remove a highway roadblock by protesters led to a chaotic confrontation in which six civilians were killed
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Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from stormPuerto Rico schools are still closed nearly a month after Hurricane Maria, and students are waiting for life to return to normal
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