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Police in riot gear hold their ground during a demonstration against the country's political class, a day after the resignation of Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in Lima, Peru, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Peru's congress is gearing up to consider whether or not to accept Kuczynski's resignation following the release of several videos appearing to show allies offering state contracts in exchange for votes against his pending impeachment. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The Latest: Peru congress accepts president's resignationPeruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is threatening to withdraw his resignation offer because the proposed congressional resolution accepting it accuses him of "betraying the fatherland."
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Peru's congress votes to accept resignation of presidentPeru's congress votes to accept resignation of president
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Peru's first Vice President Martin Vizcarra waves to supporters after arriving at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru, Friday, March. 23, 2018. Peru's congress is expected to vote Friday to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki's resignation and swear in as his replacement a politician who the vast majority of voters never even heard of until recently. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Peru's congress ready to replace scandal-tainted presidentPeru's congress is expected to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation and swear in as his replacement a politician who the vast majority of voters never even heard of until recently
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FILE - This June 6, 2016 file shows then presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his wife Nancy Lange, flanked by his running mates Martin Vizcarra, left, and Mercedes Araoz, right, greeting supporters and reporters outside Kuczynski's home in Lima, Peru. Pressure built on Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to resign Wednesday, March 21, 2018, after several allies were caught in secretly-shot videos allegedly trying to buy the support of a lawmaker to block the conservative leader's impeachment. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
Incoming Peru president a political novice facing tough oddsThe man due to become Peru's next president has scarce experience governing but is known as a consensus builder who might have a shot at bridging divides after one of the most-bitter political crises in the Andean nation's recent history
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Political crisis at center stage in Peru, people in Rio de Janeiro protest over city councilwoman's assassination, displaced Mexicans still living in improvised camps six months after powerful earthquake
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Lawmakers lambaste Peru's president in bitter debatePeruvian lawmakers have bitterly debated whether to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation, decrying him as one more in a long line of corrupt leaders who have deteriorated faith in the nation's leaders
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Venezuela president solution to inflation: Change moneyVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he's tackling the country's staggering inflation by lopping three zeros off the increasingly worthless bolivar currency
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The Latest: Peru protesters demand new elections amid crisisSeveral thousand protesters gathered in Peru's capital say they are outraged not just at Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski but all of congress, which is debating whether to accept the leader's offer to resign amid allegations of wrongdoing
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Brazil's top court gives temporary jail relief for LulaBrazil's top court has decided narrowly to give former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva temporary relief from prison on a corruption conviction until the justices meet once more to decide the future of the left-leaning leader
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ACLU-Alaska sues police officers over immigration detentionThe American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is suing a city north of Anchorage and members of its police force, alleging that officers wrongfully detained a Peruvian man over his immigration status
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Journalist killed in Mexico's Gulf coast state of VeracruzMexican police said Thursday a journalist who ran a local news website was shot to death in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz
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Mexican presidential front-runner would review oil contractsMexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will review dozens of concessionary contracts signed under the country's energy sector reform
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Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski talks on his cellphone as he leaves the Government Palace also known as the House of Pizarro, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The embattled Peruvian leader has offered his resignation to Congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor, according to a presidential aide. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Peru president undone by corruption scandals he vowed to endPedro Pablo Kuczynski took office in 2016 as a political outsider, but he now joins a long list of recent Peruvian presidents undone by scandals that have destroyed voters' trust in their elected officials
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Brazilian prosecutors to investigate Cambridge AnalyticaFederal prosecutors in Latin America's biggest country say they have opened an investigation to determine if Cambridge Analytica illegally used the profiles of millions of Brazilian Facebook users
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Jamaican flight crew member charged with sneaking in cocaineFederal authorities say a flight crew member arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport with four packages of cocaine taped to his legs
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