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Mexico’s president-elect grounded on commercial plane for hours

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Mr López Obrador said boarding the presidential jet would be “embarrassing” Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has insisted that he still plans to sell the presidential jet despite spending three hours grounded on a commercial...
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Colombia cocaine production acreage at ‘record level’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionColombia’s battle with cocaine traffickers Colombian cocaine production hit record levels in 2017, according to newly released UN statistics. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says producti...
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Mexico corpse trailer: Jalisco forensic chief Luis Octavio Cotero fired

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Authorities had been forced to relocate the container full of corpses following complaints The top forensic official in Mexico’s Jalisco state has been fired after it emerged some 150 corpses were being stored in a re...
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Nicolás Maduro: Fury over Venezuela leader’s Salt Bae ‘feast’

Image copyright Twitter/@nusr-ettImage caption Chef Gokce posted pictures of himself with President Maduro in his Istanbul restaurant Video of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro eating in an upscale steak restaurant in Turkey has caused outrage in cri...
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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Cuban gay rights activists have been fighting to have same-sex marriage recognised Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has backed same-sex marriage. The Cuban leader, who took over from Raúl Castro on 19 April, said he was ...
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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beats Gennady Golovkin on points to take WBC and WBA middleweight titles

Alvarez won the last round on two cards which proved key Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez claimed the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin with a gripping points win in their Las Vegas...
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‘Mariachi musician’ gunmen kill three in Mexico City

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEyewitness recount the scene after the ‘mariachi’ fled Gunmen dressed as traditional mariachi musicians have killed at least three people and wounded at least seven in Mexico City. The armed...
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Venezuelan ex-officials charged in Andorra over $2.3bn graft scheme

Image copyright AFPImage caption Those charged are accused of taking bribes in return for lucrative PDVSA contracts A judge in Andorra has charged 28 people with corruption – among them two Venezuelan former deputy ministers. Prosecutors allege that they...
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EL Salvador’s ex-leader Antonio Saca gets 10 years in jail

Image copyright AFPImage caption Antonio Saca pleaded guilty to charges of embezzlement A court in El Salvador has sentenced former President Antonio Saca, 53, to 10 years in prison. Saca, who governed the Central American country from 2004 to 2009,...
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Lula: Jailed ex-leader pulls out of Brazil election

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Lula had a huge lead over all other candidates Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pulled out of next month’s presidential election to allow his running mate to stand in his place. Lula...
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