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In this July 12, 2014, photo, Central American migrants climb on a north bound train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, Mexico. The number of unaccompanied minors detained on the U.S. border has more than tripled since 2011. Children are also widely believed to be crossing with their parents in rising numbers. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Brazil closed its monthlong World Cup party, reveling in its final days before Brazilian fans and their archrival Argentina both despaired over their losses.
Hopes Brazil could claim at least a third-place finish were shattered as the team fell 0-3 to the Netherlands, leaving fans in disbelief. Germans, meanwhile, wildly celebrated their fourth World Cup win on Sunday.
Before the games wrapped up, many women in Brazil enjoyed celebrating with foreign men whose visits to the South American country helped temporarily correct a gender imbalance that normally sees women outnumbering Brazilian men by more than 4 million. Excitement over the tournament's final match between Argentina and Germany had fans even decorating their pets with their teams' colors.
In this July 11, 2014, photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, behind, and Cuba's President Raul Castro attend a ceremony at the Mausoleum of the Soviet Internationalist Soldier in Havana. Putin began a Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, where he also met with former leader Fidel Castro. (AP Photo/Ladyrene Perez, Cubadebate) (Ladyrene Perez/AP)
Beyond the World Cup, Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, who made a tour aimed at boosting trade and strengthening ties with Latin America. Cuba and Russia signed about a dozen accords.
In western Mexico, at a rural warehouse where the military says it engaged in a shootout with suspected criminals, bullet holes and blood stains marked the sites where officials said all 22 suspects were killed and one soldier was wounded.
Closer to Mexico's southern border, migrants from Central America climbed onto a freight train as they journeyed toward the United States. The travelers include a record number of unaccompanied children who say they are fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries.
One family in Guatemala buried 15-year-old Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez who died while attempting to cross through Texas scrubland. The death of the boy, who had hoped to find work to pay for medicine for his mother, exemplified the dangers faced by migrants attempting to enter the United States.
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In this July 11, 2014, photo, an oil well pump operates in Boca de Jaruco, Cuba. Russian companies will participate in petroleum projects around Boca de Jaruco on the island's north coast, and that cooperation will extend to offshore oil deposits, Cuban government website Cubadebate said. Cuba and Russia signed about a dozen accords in areas such as energy, industry, health and disaster prevention on Friday. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) (Desmond Boylan/AP)
In this July 13, 2014, photo, A dog named Babel, wearing an Argentina decoration, rides on the front of a bike on Copacabana beach where people gather to watch the final World Cup match between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) (Silvia Izquierdo/AP)
In this July 9, 2014, photo, a woman from Brazil and a man from Argentina dance samba at the World Cup Fan Fest 2014, on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The flood of foreign football fans, the vast majority of them men, has been a boon for the single ladies of Brazil, where a demographic imbalance means women outnumber men by more than 4 million nationally. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) (Silvia Izquierdo/AP)
Soccer fans of Brazil's national soccer team react in disbelief as their team trails the Netherlands during a live broadcast of the World Cup soccer match, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Dutch beat host Brazil 3-0 to win the 3rd-place match at the Maracana Stadium. The loss added to Brazil's frustration at the home tournament following the 7-1 defeat to Germany. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) (Silvia Izquierdo/AP)