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Elias Chavez, 71, peers though the front door of the Constitutional Court building in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The court rejected a request by President Martín Vizcarra Thursday to halt impeachment proceedings being pushed by opposition lawmakers who contend he tried to cover up ties with a controversial ally. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Peru president faces impeachment vote amid pandemic turmoilPeruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic
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Bolivia's acting leader drops out of presidential electionInterim President Jeanine Áñez is dropping out of Bolivia’s presidential election scheduled for Oct. 18, saying she wants to avoid dividing the votes of people who oppose returning the party of ex-leader Evo Morales to power
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rings the bell as he gives the annual independence shout from the balcony of the National Palace to kick off subdued Independence Day celebrations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at the Zocalo in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Instead of the throngs of supporters who pack the Zocalo in a typical year, this Independence Day the president faced an empty plaza as he gave the traditional "Grito de Dolores," which commemorates the 1810 call to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico skirts U.S. criticism of anti-drug enforcement Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador says his government will respond “softly, softly”and with “love and peace” to the finding by the U.S. administration that Mexico needs to do more to stop drug trafficking
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A man wearing a mask and face shield to curb the spread of the new coronavirus walks in front of the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. A high Peruvian court rejected a request by President Martín Vizcarra Thursday to halt impeachment proceedings being pushed by opposition lawmakers who contend he tried to cover up ties with a controversial ally. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Peru high court rejects request to halt impeachment hearing A high Peruvian court rejected a request by President Martín Vizcarra Thursday to halt impeachment proceedings being pushed by opposition lawmakers who contend he tried to cover up ties with a controversial ally
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Mexico catches American smuggling in 13,000 rounds of ammoThe Mexican government says it has caught a U.S. citizen trying to smuggling 13,000 rounds of ammunition at a border crossing in Nogales, across the border from Nogales Arizona
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Mexico sees discrimination in stores' coronavirus measuresA Mexican government body has warned grocery stores about complaints it has received about discrimination against the elderly and single-parent families due to coronavirus social-distancing measures
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Tents and belongings lay scattered on the ground a day after farmers ousted National Guard troops from La Boquilla Dam in order to close the dam's valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Mexican president vows to pay US water debt, thanks TrumpMexico's president has vowed to repay the country's water debt to the United States, even if it means asking farmers in Mexican states along the U.S. border to pitch in
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A grave digger walks in the COVID-19 section of the cemetery of San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Correction: Virus Outbreak-Mexico City storyIn a story Sept. 16, 2020, about coronavirus deaths in Mexico City, The Associated Press erroneously stated the first name of the head of the city's Digital Innovation Agency; he is José Merino, not David Merino
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Mexico asks info on alleged migrant abuse at US centersThe Mexican government says it has requested information from the United States about claims that migrants were subjected to hysterectomies at a detention center in Georgia and that a migrant allegedly suffered sexual abuse at a facility in Texas
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Brazil general named health minister after months as interimGen. Eduardo Pazuello has become Brazil’s third health minister during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, after nearly four months holding the position on an interim basis and almost 120,000 COVID-19 deaths during that time
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Mexico's Independence Day celebrations muted by pandemicMexico's Sept. 16 Independence Day celebrations were muted by the coronavirus pandemic, with a small symbolic gathering replacing the usual massive military parade
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Independent experts commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body have issued a scathing, in-depth report finding the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responsible for crimes against humanity. The report commissioned last year by the 47-member-state Human Rights Council said the alleged crimes include extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture. The findings issued Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 were based on nearly 3,000 cases, interviews and other evidence. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
US denies sending American accused of spying in Venezuela A senior U.S. official is rejecting claims that the government sent an American citizen to Venezuela where he’s charged with terrorism and accused of spying
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Barbados seeks to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of stateQueen Elizabeth II has eight realms in the Caribbean, but Barbados no longer wants to be part of that kingdom
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Amazon Indigenous group patrols to expel invading loggersGroups of Tembé Indigenous men are patrolling their territory in Brazil's Amazon forest, inspired by similar “forest guardians” in a neighboring Brazilian state
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