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Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro, left, receives a portrait of himself designed with painted coca leaves, from Bolivia's President Evo Morales, at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Almagro is in Bolivia on an official visit. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Bolivia's Morales begins bid for 4th term despite complaintsCheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia's coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-election amid opposition assertions that the constitution prohibits him from running again
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US-Nicaraguan man killed in detention served in US NavyA Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, his cousin said
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Supporters of the FARC political party holding posters of former leader Seuxis Hernandez, known by his war alias Jesus Santrich, rally outside the Attorney General's office in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday May 15, 2019. Attorney General Nestor Martinez resigned after a special court charged with prosecuting war crimes during the country's civil conflict ruled that the former rebel leader should not be extradited to the United States on a drug warrant and should be freed from jail. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Ex-rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrestA former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of "altered consciousness" on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this March 31, 2008 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, left, talks to her Chief of Cabinet, Alberto Fernandez, during a meeting at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires. Cristina Fernandez announced on Saturday her candidacy for vice president in October's general elections on Saturday, May 18, 2019, and that Alberto Fernández will run for the presidency against conservative President Mauricio Macri.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Argentina's Fernández announces vice presidential bidArgentina's former President Cristina Fernández announced on Saturday her candidacy for vice president in October's general elections, a surprising move that now puts a more moderate challenger at the helm of the presidential ticket
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, provided by the Nicaraguan National Police, prisoners detained and imprisoned during the recent uprisings against the government of President Daniel Ortega, are shown to the press in Managua, Nicaragua. At left is Eddy Antonio Montes Praslin, who was killed on Thursday, May 16, 2019, by a bullet in a prison north of the capital amid disturbances that left six prison officials injured, Nicaragua's interior ministry said. (Nicaraguan National Police via AP)
Lawyer: 17 wounded in prison where US-Nicaraguan man killedA Nicaraguan lawyer says 17 people who were arrested in previous anti-government protests were wounded in a prison disturbance in which a 57-year-old U.S. dual national was shot dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improvesMexico's capital has lifted a pollution alert in effect since Wednesday saying that the concentration of tiny particles in the air had fallen significantly
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former rebel leaders Carlos Antonio Losada, left, and Sandra Ramirez, both senators of the FARC political party, stand at the entrance to La Picota jail in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Prison authorities said that Seuxis Hernandez, known by his war name Jesus Santrich, lacerated his arms and was receiving medical treatment inside the jail while waiting for release after the special tribunal investigating war crimes during Colombia's civil conflict ruled Wednesday that the former peace negotiator should not be extradited to the United States and freed from jail. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Ex-rebel in Colombia recaptured after release from jailA former Colombian rebel leader who narrowly dodged extradition to the U.S. on drug charges has injured himself in jail while waiting for court-ordered release
The Associated Press1 day ago
Official: Guatemalan girl died in fall in Mexican custodyMexico's top human rights official says a 10-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in custody fell from a bunk
The Associated Press1 day ago
El Salvador sentences 7 in 'black widows' insurance killingsA court in El Salvador has sentenced seven gang members to up to 30 years in the notorious "black widows" killings
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil's environment minister challenges Amazon FundBrazil's environment minister is questioning the efficiency of a fund created to limit deforestation in the Amazon
The Associated Press1 day ago
Opposition leader Juan Guaido supporters celebrate during the eviction and arrest of Nicolas Maduro's supporters from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Protesters arrested at Venezuelan Embassy face US chargesFour demonstrators arrested after a weeks-long protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy have been formally charged in federal court
The Associated Press1 day ago
US sanctions ex-governor of Mexico's Nayarit state, judgeThe U.S. Treasury Department says it has sanctioned a Mexican ex-governor and a Mexican judge under corruption and narcotics statutes
The Associated Press1 day ago
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