Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico fans  watch a live telecast of the Mexico vs. Korea World Cup soccer match in Mexico City's Zocalo, Sunday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebrationSoccer fans have converged on Mexico's Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup
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This Thursday, June 21 photo, released by the National Security Ministry shows fake World Cup trophies stuffed with cocaine, and the product itself on display next to the trophies, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The ministry said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in the fake World Cup trophies. The so-called "Narcos de la Copa" took advantage of the global merchandising boom generated by the soccer tournament to move the drug without raising suspicions. (National Security Ministry via AP)
Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicasThe security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies.
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Colombia closer to identifying kidnapped press workersColombian authorities said they are 99 percent sure they have successfully identified the bodies of three Ecuadorean press workers kidnapped in a restless border region
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Soldiers patrol the Chapeu Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Many Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politiciansMany Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track
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UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in VenezuelaA U.N. report says the rule of law in Venezuela is quickly eroding as officials allow government security forces to kill citizens without any apparent consequences
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US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from momU.S. Border Patrol officials said a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week's Time magazine was never separated from her mother, despite the image of the child standing alone
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Feds indict 11 Salvadorans linked to MS-13 in teens' deathsEleven natives of El Salvador accused of being involved with the MS-13 street gang have been indicted in the slayings of two northern Virginia teenagers
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FILE - This April 27, 2006 file photo shows the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Smuggler's Gulch west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. Twenty-six days after being apprehended on May 23, 2018 at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating since he only speaks Portuguese.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from sonA Brazilian man who was detained at the US-Mexico border was separated from his 9-year-old son and has not seen him in 26 days
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Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuanaOpium poppy growers in southern Mexico say prices for their product have been driven so low that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Guatemalans pick up pieces after devastating volcano eruptions, Colombians elect young conservative as next president, more street clashes in Nicaragua's unrest
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Stray bullets kill 2 14-year-olds as Rio violence risesTwo 14-year-olds have been killed by stray bullets in Rio de Janeiro as violence and police efforts to contain it increase in the Brazilian city
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Colombia: Bodies of kidnapped press workers possibly foundColombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the bodies of three Ecuadorean press workers kidnapped in a conflictive border region may have been found
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Puerto Rico defies board over law protecting workersLegislators in Puerto Rico are challenging a federal control board overseeing the island's finances over a law that protects workers from unjust firings
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Violence keeps Central Americans coming to US despite TrumpLevels of gang violence akin to war zones, endemic poverty and lawlessness: The reasons driving so many Central Americans from their homes are showing no signs of abating despite the separation of children from their parents
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Mexico central bank raises key interest rate to 7.75 percentMexico's central bank has decided to raise its key interbank interest rate to 7.75 percent from 7.5 percent
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