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Colombian senators seek protection after surveillance reportColombian Sen. Antonio Sanguino moves around town in a bullet-proof vehicle, with three pistol-packing bodyguards watching over him as he attends meetings and political rallies
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Cult 'anointed by God' kills 7 in Panama JungleMembers of a religious sect who believed themselves “anointed by God” allegedly killed seven people and tortured more in a remote indigenous community of Panama
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A tent city set up by the US army reserve stands in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. 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)
Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto RicoPeople in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Olympic site used for 2016 Rio games shut over safety issuesThe Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro has been closed over concerns about the safety of the complex used for the 2016 games in Brazil
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People walk past a quote by Simon Bolivar that reads in Spanish: "If nature opposes, we will fight against her and make her obey us," near the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. There is a struggle for control of the opposition-dominated National Assembly and Venezuela as a whole, a nation suffering economic and social collapse that’s led an estimated 4.5 million to emigrate. (AP Photo/Ernesto Vargas)
Venezuelan theater becomes Plan B in lawmakers' turf battleThe Venezuelan opposition led by Juan Guaidó in the coming days will likely make its third attempt to get inside its legislative building in downtown Caracas
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US allows Chevron to keep drilling in Venezuela for 3 monthsThe Trump administration has granted Chevron a special license to keep drilling oil in Venezuela despite a ban on American companies doing business with President Nicolás Maduro's socialist government
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Migrants crowd the the bridge spanning the Suchiate River on the border between Guatemala and Mexico in Ciudad Hidalgo, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants surged onto the bridge as Mexican National Guardsmen attempted to impede their journey north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border spanMexican authorities have closed a border entry point in southern Mexico after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push across a bridge between Mexico and Guatemala
The Associated Press1 day ago
US couple found dead in Tijuana, son-in-law chargedMexican authorities say a United States couple missing for a week in Tijuana have been found buried on the property of one of their homes in Tijuana
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Honduras government fails to extend anti-corruption missionHonduras says it has failed to reach an agreement with the Organization of American States to extend the mandate of an anti-corruption mission that had upset a number of national lawmakers by uncovering misuse of public funds
The Associated Press1 day ago
Meteor streaks over Puerto Rico, unsettling some amid quakesA meteor streaking low across the sky in Puerto Rico has set social media abuzz, with the spectacle amazing some people and unsettling others on an island still being hit daily by small earthquakes
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nicaragua's opposition unites against Ortega administrationNicaragua's two main opposition groups have announced the formation of a coalition aimed at winning the 2021 elections and putting President Daniel Ortega's reign behind them
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Adripina Seda public school stands partially collapsed after an earthquake struck Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring others and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico to open schools after 6.4 quake despite concernsPuerto Rico’s government is opening public schools in late January without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure that is displacing thousands of students
The Associated Press1 day ago
A police officer photographs residents of the Ngabe Bugle indigenous jungle 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 hamlet on Monday and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them "repent their sins", authorities said. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Panama man pulled 2 children from clutches of killer cultIndigenous farmer Josué González recalls how his pregnant wife and children were taken from their home by religious fanatics in a remote hamlet in Panama
The Associated Press1 day ago
Haitian president says he wants to reform constitution Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says he wants to use his new power to govern by executive order to reform the constitution and make the country easier to govern
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2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosionAn explosion of a fireworks cache has killed two people and left another critically injured on the northern outskirts of Mexico City
The Associated Press1 day ago
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