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Talks between Venezuela, opposition set to resume in January
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Another 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....

Peru's congress launches process for president's ouster
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Lawmakers in Peru launched 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....

Mexican Senate keeps military in policing role
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's Congress approved a law Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups....

Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential vote
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Thousands of supporters of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla blocked highways with flaming barricades Friday to protest Honduras' disputed presidential election, in which incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a slim lead according to official results....

Uncertainty reigns in tight Chilean presidential election
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Billionaire Sebastian Pinera once looked set to easily win Chile's presidential runoff and swing the country back to the right. Now, the election's outcome is so uncertain analysts say the nation could remain on its center-left path....