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Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, looks as the a honor guard marched in, as he stands, from left, beside First Vice-President Salvador Antonio Valdes Mesa, Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes, Vice-President Roberto Morales, Vice-President Gladys Bejerano, Vice-President Ines Maria Chapman, and Vice-President Beatriz Jhonson, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Raul Castro left the presidency after 12 years in office when the National Assembly approved Diaz-Canel's nomination as the candidate for the top government position. (Adalberto Roque/Pool via AP)
First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new presidentFirst clues of Cuba's future power structure under new president emerge
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Argentine women see legal abortion closer than everArgentine women feel closer than ever to legalizing elective abortion
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: A jovial Raul Castro gives up Cuba's presidency, Mike Pence pushes region to take tough line against Venezuela and soccer's Neymar attends gala charity event on crutches while escorting in actress girlfriend
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Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruptionGuatemalan prosecutors are again accusing President Jimmy Morales of corruption related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his party
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More protests in Nicaragua, 5 TV channels ordered off airMore protests have broken out in Nicaragua over a planned social security reform, and the government has ordered off the air five independent TV channels that have been covering the unrest
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Water scooter gunmen fire at beach vendor in Mexico's CancunMexican authorities say gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun's glittering hotel zone, but nobody was wounded
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US officials: 16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruptionTwo senior U.S. Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders
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Brazil's first black justice considers presidential runBrazil's first black supreme court justice is considering a run for the presidency in October's elections
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Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico amid protestsA majority of federal control board members have approved new austerity measures for Puerto Rico, saying they will help revitalize the economy and create more jobs amid the U.S. territory's 11-year recession
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Caravan migrants hop freight train in Mexico heading northThe remnants of a caravan of Central American migrants that drew angry tweets from President Donald Trump hopped on the roofs of a freight train Thursday heading for northern Mexico
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Cuomo to return to Puerto Rico as New York sends more aidNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning his third trip to Puerto Rico as the state continues to send assistance to the island following last year's destructive Hurricane Maria
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Power restored to those hit by Puerto Rico blackoutPuerto Rico's power company says it has restored electricity to all customers affected by an island-wide blackout caused by an excavator that hit a transmission line
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A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of CubaA look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba
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Younger party official faces test as Cuba's next presidentBefore he became Cuba's new president, Mario Diaz-Canel kept a deliberately low-profile figure and said he would focus on relating to the people
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Judge refuses to suppress lottery scam suspect's statementsA Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job has lost her battle in federal court in North Dakota to have evidence suppressed
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