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CNN en Español
Habla español? Visit CNN en Español for all the latest news and updates in Spanish.(image)


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Venezuela: Clashes in Caracas, cracks in unity at UN
Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro barricaded the streets in Caracas for a 24-hour strike as clashes intensified, the death toll from months of unrest neared 100 and cracks appeared in the government's public face abroad.(image)


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Man builds city steps for $550, gets into hot water
A retiree in Toronto built a set of stairs near a precarious slope to help his neighbors, but the city wasn't happy about it(image)


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Venezuelans reject constitutional rewrite in non-binding referendum
Millions of Venezuelans have voted to reject President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plans to rewrite the country's constitution.(image)


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Mexico's Vicente Fox banned from Venezuela
Venezuelan authorities have declared former Mexican President Vicente Fox a "persona non grata" and banned him from ever returning to the country.(image)


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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts on the life of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.(image)


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Canadian leader meets a tiny namesake
Things got awfully adorable at a western rodeo festival in Canada on Saturday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his tiny namesake, the son of Syrian refugees.(image)


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Jet blast from a plane kills a tourist at a Caribbean airport
Watching planes land and take off at Princess Juliana International Airport is a well-known tourist attraction, as approaching aircraft tend to fly very low above their heads.(image)


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Venezuela's fugitive helicopter cop appears at opposition rally
The fugitive police pilot who allegedly stole a helicopter and used it to attack Venezuela's Supreme Court has appeared at an opposition rally in the capital, Caracas, attendees tell CNN.(image)


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Ex-Brazil leader Lula da Silva guilty of corruption
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former President, was found guilty Wednesday of corruption and money laundering charges, a representative of the federal court in Parana state told CNN.(image)


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Leopoldo López Fast Facts
View CNN's Fast Facts to learn more about the life of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López..(image)


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The people fighting the world's harshest abortion law
El Salvador's ban on abortion is one of the toughest in the world, but for the first time in 20 years, there are signs the law could be weakened.(image)


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Venezuelan opposition leader released from prison
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, whose imprisonment has been a rallying cry for anti-regime demonstrators, has been released to house arrest because of health concerns, the nation's Supreme Court said Saturday morning.(image)


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Lawmakers hurt in Venezuela clashes
Supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stormed the opposition-controlled National Assembly on Wednesday, injuring several lawmakers, witnesses said.(image)


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Rogue helicopter cop resurfaces in Venezuela video
Oscar Perez, the Venezuelan police helicopter pilot who apparently stole a police chopper and used it to strafe the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in Caracas last month, has shown up in another video.(image)


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Venezuela Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts on Venezuela and learn more about one of the top oil-producing countries in the world.(image)


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Venezuelan mothers fight for survival
Coming across the border to Colombia, some Venezuelans have fled their country as they search for any means of survival. They're escaping from the highest inflation rate in the world, ongoing unrest and violent street protests.(image)


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Reports: Former Gitmo detainee to get $10M
Omar Khadr, a Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting US troops in Afghanistan, is getting more than $10 million and an apology from the Canadian government, according to Canadian media reports.(image)


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Twitter erupts after Canada's Trudeau forgets Alberta
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forgot Alberta when he gave a Canada Day shoutout to all the country's provinces and territories, and Twitter went crazy.(image)


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Mexican mayor 'marries' reptile for good luck
A mayor married a crocodile this weekend to bring luck and abundance to San Pedro Huamelula, a town in Mexico.(image)


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Mexico bans gill nets to save endangered porpoise
After years of pressure on the Mexican government, a permanent ban on gillnet fishing has gone into effect in a bid to save a critically endangered species of porpoise.(image)


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For Venezuelans, relief is across the bridge in Colombia
A short bridge that connects Venezuela and Colombia offers a vital lifeline for thousands of people who cross between the two countries every day.(image)


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Venezuela's ex-national guard chief charged
Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega announced charges Thursday against the former head of the country's national guard, accusing him of systematic human rights violations during sometimes deadly anti-government protests.(image)


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What the helicopter attack tells us about the Venezuela crisis
Downtown Caracas was the scene of what authorities say was an audacious attempt to destabilize the faltering government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this week.(image)


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Venezuela: Where daily life is anything but normal
A daily struggle has become the new normal for Venezuelans. Economic and political turmoil regularly send thousands into the streets to protest. Here is a look at how some lives have been disrupted in the face of severe shortages.(image)


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Helicopter attack on Venezuela's Supreme Court
A stolen police helicopter used during a daring attack on the Venezuelan Supreme Court was found Wednesday in a rural part of the country, but the man authorities say piloted the aircraft is on the run.(image)


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Brazil President charged with corruption
Brazilian prosecutors have filed criminal charges of "passive corruption" against President Michel Temer, a state-run news agency reports.(image)


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Remains of kidnapped Mexican journalist found
Human remains found in the western Mexican state of Michoacán have been identified as those of journalist Salvador Adame, who was missing for more than a month, a state prosecutor said Monday.(image)


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Police arrest 8 in deadly Colombia mall explosion
Eight people were arrested in connection with the deadly explosion at an upscale mall in Colombia, the country's National Police said.(image)


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What US expats say about Mexico
American expats who've moved to Mexico say they love the country they've come to call home.(image)


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