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For decades, Colombia battled leftist guerrillas. Now one is a leading presidential candidate.

Polls show Gustavo Petro is unlikely to win, but his strong run highlights drastic polarization at a transformative time for Latin America’s closest U.S. ally.

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro wins reelection amid charges of irregularities

Opposition parties have been largely prevented from fielding candidates.

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Asylum seekers have flooded into Canada. The government is putting them to work.

“Irregular” border-crossers who file refugee claims are encouraged to work while they wait.

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In Cuba, the Great American Tourism boom goes bust

The slowdown in tourism comes amid a worsening of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

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Their Russian-spy parents were fake Americans. Now they want to be real Canadians.

Highest court will decide whether to rule on a case that the government argued will impact “the integrity of Canadian citizenship.”

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Canada proposes sweeping law to block foreign interference in elections

The bill would restrict political advertising and force parties to reveal what voter information they’ve collected.

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The brother of infamous Toronto mayor Rob Ford is running for office — and he sounds a lot like Trump

Doug Ford is contending with his brother’s legacy and comparisons to Donald Trump.

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Human rights group condemns Nicaragua's use of force in protests as death toll rises

A human rights watch group is accusing Nicaraguan authorities of using excessive force, threats and torture against demonstrators since protests began in the country last month.

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5 reasons why you should care about the crisis in Venezuela (and the election)

You've seen news reports about chaos gripping Venezuela, but maybe you haven't paid much attention to what's going on. Here are five reasons why you should.

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Venezuela inmates seize control of prison ahead of election

Inmates have revolted and taken control of a notorious prison in Venezuela, as the volatile country braces for presidential elections decried as illegitimate by regional leaders.

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Venezuelans head to the polls amid international outcry

Venezuelans will head to the polls Sunday to elect a new president. The winner will inherit a country in the middle of a deep economic and social ...

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A royal skeptic meets Americans obsessed with Harry and Meghan

Americans love fairy tales and soap operas. Maybe that helps explain their obsession with the British royal wedding. But I'm not buying it.

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Dismembered human feet keep washing up on beaches in western Canada

A human foot found Sunday was the 14th discovered over the past decade around Vancouver Island.

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Humboldt Broncos will be back on the ice next season after devastating crash

The Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team will be back on the ice when the puck drops in September to start the 2018-19 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season.

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Hockey Moms send hugs for Humboldt on Mother's Day

Hockey moms united this Mother's Day for the mothers in Canada who lost their children in the Humboldt Bronco's bus crash, sending them virtual hugs and bouquets.

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Cinco de Mayo isn't Mexican Independence Day. It's also not about mayonnaise

These are actual questions people asked on Google about the Mexican holiday, which is actually a bigger deal in the US than it is in Mexico.

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Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

Read CNN's Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts and learn more about its detention facility, sometimes called "Gitmo."

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Raul Castro Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Raul Castro, the former President of Cuba and the brother of former President Fidel Castro.

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Aunt gets call about migrant mom Gabriela Hernandez

The call could signal a next step in pregnant woman's journey with her boys from Honduras, across Mexico in the migrant caravan, with hopes of reaching the US.

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Harley-Davidson workers stunned by plant closure after Trump tax cut

The iconic company announced that it was slashing hundreds of jobs despite expecting to reap huge benefits from the new tax law.

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Kushner gets permanent security clearance, meets with Mueller team second time

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser met recently with the special counsel's team in a session that last more than six hours.

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Federal prosecutors open Harvey Weinstein investigation in New York

The news comes as a state grand jury has been convened to look into similar charges, according to two sources familiar with the case.

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Abrams scraps Democrats' usual game plan in South. Will it work?

The day after her primary victory in Georgia, Republicans launched a searing attack, calling her a "far-left radical" who would promote "extremism."

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Six more families sue Alex Jones over Sandy Hook conspiracy claims

Jones already faces two lawsuits in Texas related to his claims that the shootings at Sandy Hook were a staged event.

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DeVos slammed for comments on undocumented students

"The Supreme Court made it crystal clear that children, regardless of their immigration status, have the right to an education," an advocate said.

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Trump's lying is getting worse. Psychology suggests there's a reason why.

As psychologists interested in the science of lying, Trump's increasing mendacity presents an interesting question.

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Lava bombs, lava haze, volcanic smog: What are they and what do they look like?

The Kilauea Volcano eruption has wreaked havoc across Hawaii's Big Island, leaving lava bombs, laze and vog in its path. Here are some of the common terms and phrases used when discussing the volcano.

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Rosenstein, targeted by Trump, jokes he knows all about 'piling on'

The deputy attorney general, assailed by Trump and congressional Republicans, quipped that he spoke from experience.

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