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Conservative billionaire and former Chilean President Pinera easily wins presidential runoff electionConservative billionaire and former Chilean President Pinera easily wins presidential runoff election
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Former Chilean President and current presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera waves before voting during presidential elections runoff in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Chileans voters will decide Sunday whether to swing the world's top copper-producing country to the right or maintain its center-left path in a fiercely contested presidential runoff election. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
The Latest: Conservative Pinera wins Chile presidential voteConservative billionaire and former President Sebastian Pinera has easily won Chile's presidential runoff election, moving the world's top-copper producing country back to the right in the footsteps of other Latin American nations
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Left-center senator concedes Chile presidential election to conservative former President PineraLeft-center senator concedes Chile presidential election to conservative former President Pinera
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Former Chilean President and current presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera raises his ballot before cast his vote during presidential elections runoff in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Chileans voters will decide Sunday whether to swing the world's top copper-producing country to the right or maintain its center-left path in a fiercely contested presidential runoff election. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Ex-President Pinera appears headed back into power in ChileBillionaire and former President Sebastian Pinera appears headed to a victory in Chile's presidential runoff election, with more than 82 percent of the votes counted Sunday night
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Report slams local, US hurricane response in Puerto RicoA report by Refugees International says housing is urgently needed for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who lack power and safe water nearly three months after Hurricane Maria damaged their homes
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Ruling party presidential candidate, Sen. Alejandro Guillier cast his vote during presidential elections runoff in Antofagasta, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Chileans voters will decide Sunday whether to swing the world's top copper-producing country to the right or maintain its center-left path in a fiercely contested presidential runoff election. (AP Photo/Hernan Olivera)
Ex-President in tight race for return to power in ChileA billionaire businessman appears to be in an unexpectedly tight race for a return to Chile's presidency
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Argentina dismisses navy chief amid submarine investigationArgentina has dismissed the head of its navy as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a submarine with 44 crew members aboard last month
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Kuczynski is in hot water over decade-old payments he received as a consultant to a Brazilian construction firm at the center of Latin America’s biggest-ever graft scandal. (Jorge Silva/Pool photo via AP)
Odebrecht: No sign dealings with Peru's president illegalThe Brazilian construction giant at the center of Latin America's largest corruption scandal says there is no indication the payments made to a consulting firm owned by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski were illegal
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Helicopter crash kills Honduran president's sister, 5 othersThe sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has died in a helicopter crash along with five other people
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Gov.-elect poses next to cutout of Chris Christie on beachNew Jersey governor-elect Phil Murphy is getting some pushback for posing for photos next to a cardboard cutout of Gov. Chris Christie lounging on a beach last summer
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Honduran government accuses opposition of spurring unrestThe Honduran government is accusing President Juan Orlando Hernandez's political rivals of ordering "gangs" to block streets and undertake other acts of violence amid protests over the disputed Nov. 26 election
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Ex-union boss in Mexico moved from custody to house arrestThe former head of Mexico's powerful teachers union was transferred early Saturday from custody to house arrest while she fights a years-old legal case involving alleged money laundering
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Talks between Venezuela, opposition set to resume in JanuaryAnother round of talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition leaders has ended without an agreement but the dialogue is slated to resume again in January
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National Congress President Luis Galarreta presides over a special session on whether to initiate impeachment proceeding against the country's president, in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.  Lawmakers went onto to approve impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over previously undisclosed payments a decade ago from a Brazilian company at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Peru's congress launches process for president's ousterLawmakers in Peru initiated proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal.
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Mexican Senate keeps military in policing roleMexico's Congress approved legislation Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups
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