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Indigenous leader calls for help in Brazil's biggest reserveAs the coronavirus spreads into Brazil's indigenous lands, killing at least 40 people so far by the government’s count, the first two COVID-19 deaths were registered this week in the Xingu area, which is one of the biggest reserves in the world
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Prices may be rising for world's cheapest gas in VenezuelaPresident Nicolás Maduro says he’s considering whether the world’s cheapest gasoline in Venezuela should go up
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Mexican drug lord pleads poverty in bid to escape arrestA Mexican drug lord who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for the murder of a federal agent over three decades ago, says in a legal appeal that he has no money, is too old to work and has no pension
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Stranded Colombians plead for COVID-19 airlift out of BrazilMore than 200 Colombians are camping out inside Sao Paulo’s international airport, hoping to prod Colombian authorities in Brazil to charter a humanitarian flight home
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Puerto Rico court orders new murder trial for judge's sonA Puerto Rico appeals court has ruled that the son of a federal judge found guilty in 2014 of killing his wife in one of the island's most high-profile cases will get a new trial
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US indicts ex-Venezuelan lawmaker linked with MaduroU.S. authorities have filed narco-terrorism and weapons charges against a former Venezuelan lawmaker linked with President Nicolás Maduro
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Brazil's most populous state eyes reopening business in JuneSao Paulo state, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil, will reopen some of its closed businesses starting June 1 despite a fast growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Mexico president to resume travel, fly commercial next weekPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador will resume his travel schedule next week, flying commercial to the beach destination Cancun
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Brazil police search Bolsonaro allies in fake news probeBrazil’s Federal Police on Wednesday were executing more than two dozen searches and seizure warrants in six states as part of an investigation into a network that spread fake news and threats against Supreme Court justices
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2020, file photo, painted wooden crosses lie on the roadside of a new section of the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil. Even amid a global pandemic, there’s no sign that corruption is slowing down in Latin America. In Brazil, which has the world's second-highest number of confirmed cases, police created a task force to investigate crimes tied to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Spread of coronavirus fuels corruption in Latin AmericaEven amid a global pandemic, there’s no sign of a slowdown for swindlers in Latin America
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's apparent respite from COVID-19 may not last longDefying dire predictions, Venezuela so far seems to have avoided the coronavirus wave striking much of South America
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Puerto Rican flag flies on an empty beach at Ocean Park, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Puerto Rico is cautiously reopening beaches, restaurants, churches, malls, and hair salons under strict conditions as the U.S. territory emerges from a two-month lockdown despite dozens of new coronavirus cases reported daily. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) PUERTO RICO OUT-NO PUBLICAR EN PUERTO RICO
Board suspends budget cuts for struggling Puerto RicoA federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances has approved a revised fiscal plan that temporarily suspends all budget cuts and anticipates the island’s surplus could plunge by 65%, and it warned the government is unable to pay debt obligations
The Associated Press1 day ago