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FILE - This June 5, 2009 file photo shows the Fernando de Noronha island in northeast Brazil. Four tourists were arrested on Oct. 29, 2020 for allegedly falsifying COVID-19 tests in an attempt to reach Fernando de Noronha island, which some say is the world’s most beautiful beach, according to a statement on the archipelago’s official website. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Four accused of altering virus tests to enter Brazil beachFour tourists have been arrested in Brazil for allegedly falsifying COVID-19 tests in an attempt to reach what some say is the world’s most beautiful beach
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Puerto Rico debt restructuring hits snag in public clashA plan to pull Puerto Rico out of a type of bankruptcy by 2021 has hit a major obstacle after a new member that U.S. President Donald Trump appointed to a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances rejected the immediate filing of a debt restructuring proposal
The Associated Press2 hours ago
El Salvador landslide kills 9; 35 missingAt least nine people have been killed and 35 are missing after a landslide during torrential rains in El Salvador
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico's former defense secretary, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican president taps loyalist as new security chiefMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed a former journalist and long-time Mexico City government bureaucrat to be the country’s new security chief at a time when the country is on track to set a new annual homicide record
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People shop at a market in downtown Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s economy was in recession, and that only deepened with the economic shutdown provoked by measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Mexico's economy grows in 3Q, but still well below last yearMexico’s estimated gross domestic product in the third quarter of the year was 8.6% below that for the same July to September period the previous year
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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Soldiers stand guard near the site where mass graves were found in Salvatierra, Guanajuato state, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. A Mexican search group said Wednesday it has found 59 bodies in a series of clandestine burial pits in the north-central state of Guanajuato, and that more could still be excavated. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)
Searchers find 59 bodies in Mexico mass graves, dig for moreSearch teams continue excavating a site in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato where in the past week they have found 59 bodies in clandestine graves
The Associated Press1 day ago
A person receives a package of homemade arepas or corn flour patties from Andres Burgos, a 55-year-old publicist, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  Burgos started handing out Venezuela’s beloved corn flour patties from the seat of his bicycle to needy children, adults and the elderly. His efforts have grown steadily after family, friends and small-business owners learned about them on social media and asked if they could pitch in. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Ad exec feeds downtrodden Venezuelans from his bicycle seatVenezuela’s crushing economic crisis left advertising executive Andrés Burgos practically out of work and increasingly alone as relatives fled seeking a brighter future abroad
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A shack home burns as police evict people from a squatters camp in Guernica, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. A court ordered the eviction of families who are squatting here since July, but the families say they have nowhere to go amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Argentine police evict protesters occupying contested landArgentine police have clashed with a group of protesters while evicting them from makeshift homes on a contested property south of the capital, Buenos Aires
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Day of the Dead skulls are displayed for sale at the Jamaica Market, in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19. Many of those had to be cremated rather than buried, and even for those with gravesides to visit, the pandemic has forced authorities in most parts of Mexico to close cemeteries to prevent the traditional Nov. 1-2 observances when entire families clean and decorate tombs. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Coronavirus dims Mexico's bright Day of the Dead celebrationMexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death after more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19
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Mexican search group finds 59 bodies in clandestine pitsA Mexican search group says it has found 59 bodies in a series of clandestine burial pits in Mexico's north-central state of Guanajuato
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Even Mexico's tough-luck saint has tough year in 2020San Judas Tadeo is Mexico's patron saint of difficult cases and is usually honored with elaborate, crowded celebrations every year on Oct. 28
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FILE - In this June 12, 2020 file photo, people stand outside a Western Union in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, Cuba. The Cuban Government announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, it will move to close over 400 Western Union offices around the island because of a new Trump Administration sanction prohibiting a government agency from handling the financial transactions allowing Cuban citizens to receive dollar remittances from relatives abroad. The closures potentially could affect millions of residents who rely on the money relatives send to make ends meet. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, File)
Cubans fret as US sanctions threaten Western Union closuresMore than 400 Western Union offices that Cubans heavily rely on for remittances sent by family abroad are in danger of closing amid a growing number of sanctions the U.S. government has placed on the island
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this May 29, 2020 file photo, vehicles line up near a gas station to fill their tanks amid a fuel crunch in Caracas, Venezuela. Market research firm IHS Markit forecast in August 2020 that Venezuela could soon be producing almost zero barrels of oil despite sitting atop the world’s largest reserves.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Venezuelan president: Key oil refinery attacked; 2 detainedVenezuela’s president says a large oil refinery suffered a terrorist attack as his government struggles to provide domestic fuel to the crisis-stricken nation
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico's former defense secretary, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican president pledges to ban outsourcing of jobsMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed banning the sub-contracting or outsourcing of jobs by private companies, saying the practice has been abused to avoid paying employees' benefits
The Associated Press2 days ago
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