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A body recovered from the Xingu River lies covered by a blue tarp during a search and rescue mission for the passengers of the "Comandante Ribeiro" that sank the night before, in the Brazilian state of Para, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The Para state public security office said 15 people made it to the shore and 10 bodies were recovered, while the rest were unaccounted for. Authorities said the cause of the boat sinking was not immediately clear. (Alexandre Cardoso via AP)
10 dead, dozens missing after boat sinks on Brazil riverAuthorities say a boat carrying 70 people has sunk on a major river in northern Brazil, leaving at least 10 dead and dozens missing
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Venezuela's ousted prosecutor accuses Maduro of corruptionVenezuela's recently ousted chief prosecutor accuses President Nicolas Maduro of participating in acts of corruption
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Mexico court re-sentences kingpin in 1985 DEA agent slayingA court in Mexico has re-sentenced convicted drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo for the 1985 killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent
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Decision Aug. 31 on US extradition of Panama ex-presidentA federal judge said he will decide Aug. 31 whether a former president of Panama should be extradited from the U.S. to his home country to face political espionage charges.
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The Latest: Ousted Venezuela prosecutor knocks presidentVenezuela's recently ousted chief prosecutor is telling colleagues from the region that President Nicolas Maduro has participated in acts of corruption and says she'll give them proof
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Passenger boat carrying 70 people sinks on Brazil river; at least 7 dead and dozens missingPassenger boat carrying 70 people sinks on Brazil river; at least 7 dead and dozens missing
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Journalist killed in Mexico at least 9th this yearA newspaper reporter in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz has been killed along with two other men
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Former tropical storm moves into Gulf on path toward TexasThe remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey is moving into the southern Gulf of Mexico, and forecasters warn it could reorganize as a tropical system and threaten Texas late this week
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Panama to require visa for Venezuelans amid crisisPanama's president says his country will begin requiring an entry visa for Venezuelans beginning in October as their homeland slips deeper into crisis
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El Salvador's supreme court sides with massacre suspectsEl Salvador's supreme court has cancelled arrest orders for soldiers accused of participating in the killing of six Jesuit priests and two others in 1989
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Gang suspected in killing of El Salvador police officerPolice officials in El Salvador say suspected gang members have shot and killed a police officer and his daughter
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Ex-president, ex-CEO are latest snared in Brazil graft probeBrazilian authorities have approved a graft probe targeting former President Fernando Collor de Mello and also filed charges against a former CEO of state oil company Petrobras
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Venezuela leader brands ousted chief prosecutor a fugitiveVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has branded the nation's ousted chief prosecutor a fugitive from justice as she flew to Brazil promising to "show the world" proof that he is involved in serious acts of corruption
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The Latest: Venezuela leader to visit PutinVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he expects to visit Russia soon for meetings with the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Another Jamaican lottery scam suspect scheduled for trialAnother defendant in a Jamaican lottery scam accused of bilking mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has been scheduled for trial early next year with several of his co-defendants
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