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Soldiers patrol the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, as part of pre-electoral security, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Colombians go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new president. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for presidentFor decades, Colombia's bloody conflict with leftist rebels influenced decisions in the ballot box
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A glance at Colombia's presidential electionColombia will hold presidential elections on May 27. The elections are the first since Colombia signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, that led to the disarmament of the leftist guerrilla group
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Tracey Gasper, left, and her son, Chase, 6, from Donaldsonville, La., sit in the sands of Biloxi Beach in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday, May 26, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high wind and flash flooding this holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain northFlorida, Alabama and Mississippi have launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto The slow-moving system is expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend
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Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers' strikeBus and metro services in several Brazilian cities have been reduced and several flights have been cancelled as a truckers' strike enters its sixth day
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7 bodies found in central Mexico near troubled refineryMexican officials in the central state of Guanajuato say seven bodies have been found in the city of Salamanca and they appear to be members of a criminal organization
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Head of Chilean church's anti-abuse panel resignsThe president of the Chilean Catholic Church's Commission for the Prevention of Abuses has resigned following allegations he was slow to investigate allegations of misconduct in his diocese
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Venezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in goodwill gestureVenezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in goodwill gesture
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Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe stands between Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for Democratic Center party, right, and his running mate Martha Lucia Ramirez during a campaign rally in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Colombians will go to the polls on May 27 for a first round presidential election. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartelsNewly declassified State Department cables show that when Alvaro Uribe was making his rise to Colombia's presidency in the 1990s, U.S. officials were frequently told he had ties to the nation's then-powerful drug cartels
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Colombia re-arrests Pablo Escobar's hitman for extortionColombian police have re-arrested a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar as part of an investigation into extortion
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Brazil president says striking truckers could be removedBrazilian President Michel Temer has threatened the use of force if striking truckers don't end their standoff and get off the roads
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Guatemalan family demands justice in Border Patrol shootingThe family of a Guatemalan immigrant fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas this week is demanding justice for the 19-year-old woman
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Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 20 political prisonersHuman rights advocates in Venezuela say the government has freed 20 activists who opponents of the socialist administration considered political prisoners
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Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in VenezuelaThe Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee is meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro two days after the embattled socialist leader kicked out the top U.S. diplomat in the country.
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's then Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez speaks during a press conference backdropped by an image of independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. Ramirez, Venezuela's former oil czar, said on Friday, May 25, 2018, that crude production in the OPEC nation will continue to plummet in the aftermath of President Nicolas Maduro’s re-election. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Venezuela's ex-oil czar sees economic collapse acceleratingVenezuela's former oil czar said crude production in the OPEC nation will continue to plummet in the aftermath of President Nicolas Maduro's re-election
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Argentines stage protest against decision to seek IMF helpThousands of Argentines swarmed into the capital's downtown Friday to protest the government seeking financial help from the International Monetary Fund
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