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Tropical Storm Simon forms in the PacificTropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast
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Tropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coastTropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast
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In this Sept. 15, 2014 photo, members of the Viana family pose for a photo at the Estrutual landfill where they work searching for recyclable materials to sell in Brasilia, Brazil. From left, are Jose Viana, 28, Valter Viana, 58, Divina Viana, 27, Geralda Leonardo, 29, and Welington Leonardo, 16. Those concerned about landfill's eventual closure is the Valter family, who left their small family farm in the state of Goias 25 years ago to work at the dump where Valter says he can earn up to $850 a month, well above Brazil's $295 minimum salary. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dumpAP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about livelihoods once giant dump closes in Brazil's capital
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This undated image taken from the narcotic rewards program of the State department website on Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014, show alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva, offering up to 5 million dollars for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Beltran Leyva. On Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014, Mexican officials are confirming the arrest of Beltran Leyva at a seafood restaurant in the city of San Miguel de Allende. (AP Photo/US State Department website)
Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in MexicoAlleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva captured at restaurant, the 4th brother to fall
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Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefsA look at detentions and killings of major Mexican drug chiefs in recent years
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Venezuelans looking to 'Holy Thugs' for protectionMore Venezuelans turning to 'Holy Thugs' seeking protection from country's violent crime
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This two-image composite released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR) on Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014, shows alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva after his arrest by Mexican law enforcement authorities. The purported head of the Beltran Levya drug gang was captured in a seafood eatery in San Miguel de Allende, a city in the central state of Guanajuato that is a popular enclave for artists and foreigners. No shots were fired in the brief operation, which culminated an 11-month investigation, authorities said. (AP Photo/ Mexico's Attorney General's Office)
Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva capturedMexico says alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva captured while dining at restaurant
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Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefsA look at detentions and killings of major Mexican drug chiefs in recent years
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Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed capturedMexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured
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Soldiers, drug gang battle in Rio de Janeiro slumSoldiers, drug gang battle in Rio de Janeiro slum; Intense gunfire closes avenues, schools
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FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, state authorities use crime scene tape to seal off an unfinished warehouse that was the site of a shootout between Mexican soldiers and alleged criminals on the outskirts of the village of San Pedro Limon in Mexico state, Mexico. Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday Sept. 30 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubtsMexico's explanation of army's slaying of 22 suspects raises more questions than answers
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Guatemala ex-police on trial in 1980 embassy fireGuatemalan ex-police officer goes on trial in 1980 fire at Spanish embassy that killed 37
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Cuba says it's likely to increase money supplyCuba says it's likely to increase money supply, raising question of inflation
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Key events in Mexico army slayings investigationKey events in investigation of Mexico army slaying of 22 suspects
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'Vultures' hover over Argentina -US relationsArgentina-US relations hit low as Fernandez blames Washington for her country's debt crisis
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