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First lady Cilia Flores stands behind her husband Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a press conference, at Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela.

US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

The three men, commonly known as Los Chamos — Venezuelan slang for "the kids" — are also under investigation by prosecutors in Miami for allegedly forming part of a scheme

General view of airport terminal crime scene at the Guarulhos airport

Armed men steal $40 million of gold, metals from Brazil airport

Several of the suspects arrived at the Guarulhos airport in a black pickup truck with livery resembling Brazil's federal police

This undated photo shows Ricardo Roselló giving a speech

Puerto Rico governor resigns, protesters warn successor: 'We don't want you either'

After 12 days of sometimes violent demonstrations, first-term governor Rosselló said he would step down on Aug. 2

Fuel supply aircraft and K-fir aircraft in flight

Colombia would invest more than US $ 1 billion to renovate fighter jet fleet

The South American country has about 20 K-firs bought 30 years ago, so it considers the replacement of aircraft as a priority

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One helicopter at the White House in Washington July 19, 2019.

Trump says "Guatemala has not been good" after it rejected Safe Third Agreement

The Guatemalan government planned to hold a summit with Trump last week in which Morales would sign the safe third country agreement, but canceled its trip to Washington

Several people walk through the streets of Caracas after a massive blackout left the city and other parts of the country without electricity, in Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuelan capital resumes activities after blackout

The electricity service recovered in Caracas and in at least 10 of the 23 states of the country after a failure that was recorded on Monday at 16:45

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard meet in Mexico City.

US notes advance in Mexican migration enforcement

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported a 28% drop last month in the number of migrants encountered by Customs and Border Protection at the U.S.-Mexico border compared to May

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, front atop truck, participates with other local celebrities in a protest demanding the resignation of governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Puerto Ricans went out to the streets to complaint over persistent corruption and mismanagement by the island's two main political parties

Man walking through the boarding area of an airport

Human Capital Flight: another problem for Latin America

The lack of job opportunities for overqualified people in countries that do not contribute to science or research leads to a problem called Human Capital Flight

People walk past a Circle K convenience store in Mexico City, Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Circle K Mexico apologizes for "sexist" Secretary Day ad

The convenience store brand said in a statement that it did not intend to "promote any stereotype"

Venezuelan opposition leader Henri Falcon greets members of the press as he arrives to the Supreme Court in Caracas

Lobbyist: Venezuela's Falcón not seeking presidency

Falcón broke with Venezuela's opposition to run against President Nicolás Maduro in 2018

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri gives a thumbs up to photographers with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Mercosur Summit in Santa Fe, Argentina

Brazil's Bolsonaro: Make South America Great Again

Bolsonaro's sought to strike a marked difference with the center-left politics until a rightward shift in politics left the region more polarized 

Nuclear power plant

Latin America also has Nuclear Reactors

Latin America also has a history with nuclear energies that goes beyond the current pacts

Bartolina Ramos visits the tomb of her daughter Vethy Mamani Ramos at a cemetery in Colquencha near La Paz, Bolivia

Bolivia declares gender killings a national priority

Bolivia has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence

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