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Lourdes Vasquez who is disabled, casts her vote ahead of Sunday's election, from her house in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Ecuadoreans will elect a new president, vice-president and National Assembly alongside a referendum on tax havens on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Voters in Ecuador choosing between change, continuityEcuadoreans will decide between a candidate who vows to continue President Rafael Correa's populist platform or one of several more conservative contenders
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Colombia's FARC rebels complete move to demobilization areasOfficials say roughly 6,900 members Colombia's largest rebel group have arrived in special transition zones to begin disarming, completing a key step in a revised peace deal ending more than five decades of armed conflict
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Backed by Trump Venezuelans march to demand release of LopezHundreds of Venezuelans march to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez on the third anniversary of the opposition leader's arrest
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Bus flips over in Argentina's Andes, at least 19 killedPolice say a passenger bus has flipped over on an Argentine highway, killing 19 of the 42 people aboard
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Shirley Vanegas, daughter of illegal immigrants, addresses Miami-Dade County commissioners in the county building, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in downtown Miami. Vanegas asked the commissioners to reverse Mayor Carlos Gimenez's position on immigration that requires local police to work with federal officers to enforce immigration law. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
No sanctuary for immigrants living illegally in Miami-DadeMiami-Dade County's commissioners have voted to uphold a mayor's decree ordering local authorities to cooperate with immigration agencies after detaining migrants suspected of being in the county illegally
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Penguins pack on a beach at Punta Tombo peninsula in Argentina's Patagonia, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Drawn by an unusually abundant haul of sardines and anchovies, over a million penguins visited the peninsula during this years' breeding season, a recent record number according to local officials. Punta Tombo represents the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world. (AP Photo/Maxi Jonas)
Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins to Argentine peninsulaMore than a million penguins have traveled to Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula during this year's breeding season, drawn by an unusually abundance of small fish
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680 Cubans returned home since end of 'wet foot, dry foot'About 680 Cubans have been returned to the island from various countries since then-President Barack Obama ended a longstanding immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who made it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident
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First Cubans deported after end to 'wet foot, dry foot'Officials say two women have become the first Cubans to be deported from the United States since the immigration policy known as "wet foot, dry foot" ended last month
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Hundreds of Mexicans protest with 'human wall' on US borderHundreds of people in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez have gathered on the edge of the Rio Grande river to form a "human wall" to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a wall between the countries
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Ecuador election could decide Assange's continued asylumWhether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London could depend on the winner of Sunday's presidential election in the South American country
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Argentine ex-military chief arrested in torture, kidnap caseFormer Argentine army chief Cesar Milani has been arrested for his alleged role in the kidnapping and torture of two men and a woman during the country's military dictatorship
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This undated photo provided by the law firm Public Counsel shows Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, who was was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation by President Barack Obama's administration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Medina on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at his father's home, even though he has a work permit under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Daniel Ramirez Medina/Public Counsel via AP)
Despite gov't claims, 'Dreamer' lawyers say gang ties falseThe U.S. Justice Department says a Seattle-area man who was detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children admitted to having gang ties
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2016 file photo, Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is surrounded by supporters as he campaigns for Sao Paulo's Mayor Fernando Haddad, who's running for re-election with the Workers Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The political return of Silva seems as inevitable to Brazilians as it is strange to outsiders. His time in office, from 2003 to 2010, coincided with Brazil's unprecedented boom, and he is revered by many for using those gains to pull millions out of poverty. Known to Brazilians simply as Lula, he is topping polls for the 2018 presidential race. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
Despite charges, Brazil's Lula eyes another runFormer President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is facing several corruption charges, Brazil's largest-ever graft probe decimated his political party, and his hand-picked successor was ousted from office
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America and Caribbean, Paraguay remembers those killed during the dictatorship, a failure by police to patrol in Brazil sets of a surge in crime and violence, and Colombians ship roses to U.S. for Valentine's Day
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The Latest: Dreamer's lawyers call arrest 'bogus operation'A lawyer for a Seattle-area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children is now calling the arrest of Daniel Ramirez Medina a "bogus operation."
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