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President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrive for an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Mexican president's US visit cordial, lacking in substancePresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador's first encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump successfully distracted from multiple crises at home but produced few tangible results
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, stands among supporters as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's eliteInterim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for the new coronavirus but feels strong and will continue working from isolation
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Venezuela socialist party boss announces he has COVID-19Venezuelan socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-ranking leader in the distressed South American nation to come down with the virus
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for COVID-19, ‘feels strong’Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for COVID-19, ‘feels strong’
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019 file photo, logs are stacked at a lumber mill surrounded by recently charred and deforested fields near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil. Dozens of Brazilian corporations are calling for a crackdown on illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest, expressing their concerns in a letter Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to the vice president, who heads the government's council on that region. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
Brazil asks investment firms to adopt protected Amazon areasBrazil’s government has proposed that global asset-managers adopt protected areas in the Amazon rainforest in order to curb illegal deforestation ahead of the season farmers traditionally use fire to clear land and brush
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, a new budget that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for one year as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
Justice secretary resigns as Puerto Rico turmoil deepensPuerto Rico’s newest justice secretary has resigned in the wake of an investigation targeting the U.S. territory’s governor, who remains under scrutiny
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks at a cell phone as he stands outside his official residence, Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Bolsonaro said Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Bolsonaro now 'poster boy' for dubious COVID-19 treatmentAfter months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a swearing-in ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro’s latest education minister offered his resignation Tuesday, June 30, 2020, just days after his appointment, creating a new headache for the embattled leader as he struggles to start a new chapter at the ministry and shore up flagging support. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Bolsonaro becomes 'poster boy' for unproven virus treatmentAfter months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ex-Mexico governor arrested in Miami on extradition requestMexico’s Attorney General’s Office says U.S. authorities in Florida have arrested a former Mexican governor for extradition on corruption charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Explains: Options narrowing for Venezuela's oppositionVenezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is increasingly moving to sideline the opposition led by U.S.-backed lawmaker Juan Guaidó
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Eros carries a basket with bread as he leaves the El Porvenir mini-market to make a delivery on his own in Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The eight-year-old chocolate Labrador remembers the names of customers who have previously rewarded him with treats, and with some practice, he has learned to go to their houses on his own. “He helps us to maintain social distancing,” said Eros’ owner Maria Natividad Botero, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)
Doggy deliveries help Colombians shop during pandemicAn 8-year-old Labrador retriever named Eros has become an essential worker in Medellin, Colombia, amid the pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro stands with his arms crossed outside the official presidential residence, Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Bolsonaro said Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's president, infected with virus, touts malaria drugBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who says he is infected with the coronavirus, has defended his government’s handling of the pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of Brazilians and touted his use of a contentious anti-malaria drug
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this May 15, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wears a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’s severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
AP Explains: Bolsonaro has downplayed virus fears for monthsBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for months flirted with the new coronavirus as he disregarded social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the presidential residence, often without a mask
The Associated Press2 days ago
Sons of ex-Panama president held in Guatemala on US chargesTwo sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will be held in jail in Guatemala pending hearings Friday as the U.S. government seeks their extradition for their alleged role in a bribery and money laundering scheme
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this May 15, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wears a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’s severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
AP Explains: Bolsonaro has downplayed virus fears for monthsBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for months flirted with the new coronavirus as he disregarded social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the presidential residence, often without a mask
The Associated Press2 days ago
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