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White House vows to fight media 'tooth and nail' over Trump coverage

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WASHINGTON The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media "tooth and nail" over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented "alternative facts" to counter low inauguration crowd estimates.

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Venezuela's Maduro oversees military drill to guard 'socialist fatherland' 14 Jan 2017

CARACAS His finger on a rifle trigger and wearing an olive green hat, President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday oversaw military exercises in crisis-wrought Venezuela, which he says is under threat of imperialist" invasion due to its oil wealth.

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Cubans sold everything to reach U.S., now hundreds stranded 13 Jan 2017

PANAMA CITY Hundreds of Cubans who sold their homes and belongings in pursuit of an American dream that now lays in tatters were stranded in Central America and Mexico on Friday after Washington abruptly ended a lenient immigration policy.

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Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans 13 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy.

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Venezuela arrests anti-Maduro politicians in sweep 12 Jan 2017

CARACAS Venezuela rounded up a dissident former general and two other regional politicians on Thursday in what the opposition called a wave of repression by socialist President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Venezuela arrests another anti-Maduro activist 12 Jan 2017

CARACAS Venezuela intelligence agents on Wednesday detained an opposition activist and accused him of planning violence though his party said the arms were placed in his car to frame him as part of an ongoing wave of government repression.

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Nicaragua pledges to fight for Taiwan recognition on global stage 11 Jan 2017

MANAGUA Nicaragua on Tuesday said it wanted to secure bigger international recognition for Taiwan during a visit by President Tsai Ing-wen at a moment of Chinese suspicions the leader of the self-ruled island is seeking formal independence from China.

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Venezuela Congress says Maduro 'abandoned post'; Congress called 'disobedient' 09 Jan 2017

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-led Congress on Monday approved a resolution declaring that President Nicolas Maduro had "abandoned his post," a symbolic move unlikely to break a year-long stalemate between the executive and the legislature.

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Venezuela's Maduro hikes minimum wage for fifth time in a year 08 Jan 2017

CARACAS Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro announced on Sunday a 50 percent hike in the minimum wage and pensions, the fifth increase over the last year, to help shield workers from the world's highest inflation rate.

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Venezuela opposition seeks new polls, military help, against Maduro 05 Jan 2017

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition, still smarting from its failure to remove President Nicolas Maduro last year, installed a new congress head on Thursday who demanded across-the-board elections and sought military help to end "dictatorship".

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?

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Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article