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In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 photo, an anti-government protestor waves a Nicaraguan flag at a burning roadblock as protestors stand off with police in the Monimbo district of Masaya, Nicaragua. Protests began in April as students demonstrated against a social security reform. Many are now demanding that President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo leave office. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Cardinal: Nicaragua talks at impasse, suspended indefinitelyTalks between President Daniel Ortega's administration and opposition and civic groups on resolving weeks of deadly unrest broke down Wednesday after government opponents demanded earlier elections and changes in electoral laws
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A poster showing photos of suspects, some of whom remain at large, is seen at a news conference to announce indictments against the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jailsU.S. prosecutors have charged more than 80 members of the violent Mexican Mafia gang with taking part in a conspiracy to run drugs and carry out violent assaults ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Venezuela's Maduro swift to act days after election victoryLeader Nicolas Maduro hasn't wasted time consolidating his power in the aftermath of his disputed victory in Venezuela's presidential election
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has diedMilitant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has died; adamant Castro foe never renounced violence
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Nicaraguan cardinal says talks between President Daniel Ortega's government and opponents have been suspendedNicaraguan cardinal says talks between President Daniel Ortega's government and opponents have been suspended
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Board: Smaller surplus available for Puerto Rico creditorsThe federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's public finances says there will be a smaller surplus available for creditors, while a bond insurance company has filed suit seeking to nullify a fiscal plan for ending the U.S. territory's economic crisis
The Associated Press7 hours ago
13 workers wounded in shooting in Mexican border cityA bus full of assembly plant workers has been hit by gunfire in the northern Mexico border city of Reynosa, and 13 people were wounded, two of them seriously
The Associated Press9 hours ago
The Latest: Mexican Mafia busted in Los Angeles County jailsUS prosecutors have charged more than 80 members of the violent Mexican Mafia gang with taking part in a conspiracy to run drugs and carry out violent assaults ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Brazil police: ex-governor considered fugitive in custodyBrazilian police say a former governor who was convicted of embezzlement and money laundering and briefly considered a fugitive has turned himself in
The Associated Press11 hours ago
AP NewsAlert80 members of Mexican Mafia charged in conspiracy to run drugs, carry out violence ordered from LA County jails
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Guatemala: 4 ex-officers convicted of 1981 rights abusesFour retired military officers in Guatemala have been convicted of crimes against humanity and other charges in the 1981 rape and torture of a young woman and the disappearance of her teenage brother
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Passengers of Honduras plane crash were from US pawn companyA Texas-based pawn shop company has confirmed that four of its executives were aboard a private jet that crashed off the end of the runway in Honduras' capital
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Migrant remittances a big business in cash-starved VenezuelaAs the number of Venezuelans fleeing their country's deepening economic and humanitarian crisis climbs, a burgeoning industry providing a crucial lifeline is emerging _ remittances
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Lawyer for Luis Posada Carriles says the militant Cuban exile has died at a South Florida care homeLawyer for Luis Posada Carriles says the militant Cuban exile has died at a South Florida care home
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro arrive to the government-controlled National Electoral Council, where he was officially declared the winner of the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensionsPresident Nicolas Maduro is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government
The Associated Press1 day ago
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