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Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlashAcross Bolivia, the interim government is taking down statues, painting over murals, changing the names of soccer fields and stadiums, and trying to erase the legacy of exiled former President Evo Morales, who ruled the South American country for more than 14 years as its first indigenous president
The Associated Press10 hours ago
5th body found on Tijuana lot; suspect remains in custodyA fifth body has been found on a property in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, and officials say they are beginning to suspect they may have a serial killer in custody
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Puerto Rico seeks more help from US after damaging quakePuerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez is asking the U.S. government to issue a major disaster declaration for 10 additional municipalities following the recent damaging earthquake
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Mexico questions police over disappeared butterfly activistProsecutors in western Mexico have called in 53 local police for questioning in the Jan. 14 disappearance of a long-time promoter and protector of the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald checks his news website at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian prosecutors accused Greenwald on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the case. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
Brazilian prosecutors accuse Glenn Greenwald in hacking caseBrazilian prosecutors are accusing U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald of involvement in hacking the phones of officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist and his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the case
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Brazil prosecutors charge Vale, individuals in dam disasterBrazilian prosecutors have filed charges against mining giant Vale, its German auditor and 16 individuals alleging intentional homicide and environmental crimes in connection with the dam collapse that killed more than 250 people a year ago
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Mexico homicide rate edges up in 2019; rate of rise slowsThe number of homicides in Mexico rose to 35,588 in 2019, but the rate of annual increase in murders has slowed
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Leader of Venezuela's political opposition Juan Guaido gives a speech in a restaurant in the Bethnal Green area of London, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Office of Venezuela's Guaidó raided during his trip abroadIntelligence police in Venezuela have raided the office of opposition leader Juan Guaidó
The Associated Press22 hours ago
A Honduran migrant that has agreed to be returned back home, gives a thumbs up as he sits in a bus provided by the Guatemalan government in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Tuesday, Jan. 21 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and continued north. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to HondurasHundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras
The Associated Press1 day ago
A woman places flowers on the grave of a person who died during the 1989 U.S. military invasion that ousted Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, on the 30th anniversary of the invasion in Panama City, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. According to official figures, 300 Panamanian soldiers and 214 civilians died during the invasion, though the number remains controversial and human rights groups believe it is much higher. Twenty-three U.S. soldiers also perished. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Panama begins exhumation of victims from 1989 US invasionForensic workers in Panama are preparing to exhume the remains of some victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion
The Associated Press1 day ago
A man paddles along the Calobebora river near the community of El Terron, Panama, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. A pregnant woman, five of her children and a neighbor where round up by about 10 lay preachers at the remote hamlet on Jan. 13 and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them "repent their sins", authorities said. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Survivor recounts confused, chaotic cult rite that killed 7A survivor of the ritual cult ceremonies that killed her daughter and six other people in a remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and fainted during the ritual
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Central American migrants carry children as they run across the Suchiate River from Guatemala to Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants hoping to reach United States marooned in Guatemala are walking en masse across a river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
Migrants scuffle with Mexican troops along border riverHundreds of Central American migrants have waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Jan. 14, 2020 photo, Rogelio Cabrera, president of the Mexican bishops conference, takes his hand to his forehead after speaking during a news conference in Mexico City. The Mexican bishops conference ended its silence about the Legion of Christ to denounce the new revelations and the Legion's failure to provide "a specific act of justice or reparation for the victims" even after it acknowledged the crimes. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
10 years after Vatican reform, Legion in new abuse crisisThe Legion of Christ religious order says it will conduct an investigation with the Vatican into the cover-up of a horrific case of sexual abuse in which girls as young as 6 were molested by one of its priests in the chapel of its elite private school in Cancun, Mexico
The Associated Press2 days ago
Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential voteFormer Bolivian President Evo Morales has picked ex-Economy Minister Luis Arce Catacora to be his party's presidential candidate in the May 3 elections
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Friday, Jan. 10 photo, children play on a hay farm where residents from the Indios neighborhood of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, have set up shelter after earthquakes and amid aftershocks in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. A 6.4 magnitude quake that toppled or damaged hundreds of homes in southwestern Puerto Rico is raising concerns about where displaced families will live, while the island still struggles to rebuild from Hurricane Maria two years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-inPuerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez has fired the heads of the island’s housing and family departments in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press2 days ago
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