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Surrounded by journalists, protesters topple a pinata in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday, Jan. 20 2017, amid apprehension in Mexico regarding his previous comments about Mexico and his promise to build a border wall to halt migration. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet Jan. 31Officials say Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump have spoken by phone and are scheduled to meet later this month, officials announced
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Police enter Brazil prison after gang clash; control tenuousMilitary police entered a prison in northeastern Brazil on Saturday, establishing tenuous control after a week of chaos and fighting between rival gangs that left 26 inmates dead
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Puerto Rico governor rejects federal control board ordersPuerto Rico's new governor is rejecting orders from a federal control board in the first clash over how best to tackle the island government's deep financial crisis
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Officials: Mexican activist had fled, shot when he returnedHuman rights officials say an environmentalist shot to death in Mexico had fled his community almost 10 years ago and was killed when he returned to visit a sick relative
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Standoff at Brazil prison where 26 killed over weekendInmates wielding knives, machetes and cell phones hold their ground at a prison in northeast Brazil where 26 were recently killed
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FILE-  In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki attends a session of the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil. Zavascki's son said that his father was on a plane that crashed off the coast of the city in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil investigates crash that killed Car Wash probe judgeBrazilian authorities are investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against key politicians
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Mexican police find dismembered body of toddlerPolice in southern Mexico have found the dismembered bodies of a 2-year-old toddler and a woman in plastic bags
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Mexico returns 91 Cubans who had hoped to reach USMexico returns 91 Cubans who had hoped to reach US
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Soldiers wait at the airport after the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department announced Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities for transportation to the U.S. on Thursday, the last day of President Barack Obama's administration and a day before Donald Trump is to be inaugurated. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)
Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as politicalJoaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend
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Key dates in Mexico's pursuit and extradition of 'El Chapo'Key dates in the various pursuits, captures, escapes and the extradition of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
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A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug warA look at key dates in Mexico's war on drugs following the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
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Captures, extraditions of Mexico drug chiefs in recent yearsTop Mexican drug cartel bosses captured, killed or extradited in recent years
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: In editor selections from Latin America and Caribbean, rival gangs clash in Brazil's prisons, while two Mexican resorts see shootouts and scholars race to preserve records in Cuba related to slavery
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An armed officer stands guard moments before a motorcade carrying Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrived at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face chargesExtradited Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' el CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') has arrived in New York to face federal drug trafficking and other charges and is expected to appear in court Friday
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The Latest: Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New YorkExtradited Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' el CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') has landed in New York to face federal drug trafficking and other charges and is expected to appear in court Friday
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