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Supporters of presidential candidate for the ruling Broad Front party, Tabare Vazquez, wearing paper birds on their heads as a symbol of the vote against a plebiscite to lower the age of criminal responsibility for serious crimes from 18 to 16, attend his closing campaign rally in Montevideo, Uruguay Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Uruguay’s presidential election is set to go into a runoff as undecided voters could opt for change Sunday Oct. 26, despite an economic boom and social reforms led by the ruling Broad Front coalition. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contestUruguay president's party leads going into contest to replace him, but clear win not assured
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A woman sits in front of a store near a mural of Jesus Christ in the Mare slum, ahead of a presidential run-off election in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who's running for re-election, and her challenger Aecio Neves are in a tight election contest that will culminate on Sunday, Oct. 26 when voters decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'Brazil's election pits 'ghosts of past' against 'monsters of present' as president leads polls
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15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trialArgentine court sentences 15 ex-dictatorship officials to life for abuses during 'dirty war'
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Brazil presidential rivals face off in debateBrazil presidential rivals face off in last debate ahead of weekend elections
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Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomachDominican officers arrest woman found with $70,000 in her stomach, $69,000 hidden in suitcase
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4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break4 inmates dead, 2 guards injured during attempted break from prison in Dominican Republic
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Public donations pay for Argentine national parkArgentina gets its 32nd national park, thanks to donations from public to pay for the land
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Dominican Republic rejects int'l court decisionDominican Republic rejects Inter-American court decision on citizenship issue
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Brazil's Rousseff slams magazine's allegationsBrazil's Rousseff slams magazine allegations as 'electoral terrorism' days before vote
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A sculpture of oil workers decorates a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of millions of Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue. In Venezuela, where 95 percent of exports are oil, the decline represents a huge loss of income to pay for everything from imported milk to foreign debt, from social programs to billions in subsidized oil for allies in the Caribbean and Central America. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelans brace for slump in oil pricesGrocery lines grow longer as Venezuelans brace for hardship stemming from oil slump
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Mexican governor steps aside over disappearancesMexican governor stepping aside during investigation into disappearance of 43 students
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Student's mysterious death sparks Mexico protestsStudent's death at cultural festival sparks Mexico protests; friends say detained by police
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Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guardsGuantanamo's 'high-value' detainees protest use of female guards to move them around prison
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Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president racePoll: Incumbent Rousseff widens lead days ahead of Brazil's presidential ballot on Sunday
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Argentina issues $1 billion, 2-year bondArgentina looks for fresh sources of financing with issuance of 2-year bond for $1 billion
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