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Firefighters carry an injured person on a stretcher to an ambulance during the performing of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school for the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring several people, according to doctors at the scene. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Part of Rio Carnival float collapses, injuring 17The top of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade, injuring at least 17 people
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Fallen Argentine troops' relatives wait for identificationRelatives of fallen Argentine soldiers are waiting for the remains of their loved ones to be identified more than three decades after a war with the British
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chilean homes without water; 3 dead, 19 missing in floodsHundreds of thousands of homes in communities around the Chilean capital remain without water as authorities struggle to restore service following floods caused by Andean rainfall
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this frame grab from video taken on March 10, 2014 and released by El Salvador's Canal 9, a hippopotamus named Gustavito is fed at the San Salvador Zoo in El Salvador. Zoo director Vladan Henriquez said at a news conference on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 that the animal was covered with bruises and puncture wounds after apparently being attacked with metal bars, knives and rocks. The attack occurred on Tuesday night, Feb. 21, 2017. Zookeepers did not discover the hippo’s injuries until Thursday because he did not leave his pool, and he died late Sunday, Feb. 26. (Canal 9 via AP) NO PUBLICAR EN EL SALVADOR
Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zooEl Salvador's widespread violence has reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Mexico ex-president Felipe Calderon donates pensionFormer Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he will donate his government pension to a nonprofit that supports children battling cancer
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Dancers dress as devil in popular Argentina carnivalTo the beat of drums, more than 300 people dressed as devils descend a sacred hill as one of the most singular Carnival events in South America begins
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Colombia pushes to stop China from executing drug smugglerColombia's government is protesting to China over the impending execution of a convicted drug trafficker in a last-minute diplomatic effort to stop the death penalty from being applied against one of its nationals
The Associated Press9 hours ago
US Coast Guard unloads major drug haul in Puerto RicoA U.S. Coast Guard official in Puerto Rico says the agency has made the largest seizure of cocaine in the region in years from a boat off South America's northeastern coast
The Associated Press10 hours ago
ELN rebels take responsibility for deadly Colombia blastColombia's second-largest rebel group has claimed responsibility for a bombing this month in the capital that killed a policeman
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with others during a church ceremony in Spindale, N.C. From all over the world, they flocked to a tiny North Carolina town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror _ waged in the name of the Lord. (AP Photo)
AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuseForty-three former members of an evangelical church in western North Carolina say they were subjected to years of emotional and physical abuse inside the Word of Faith Fellowship
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's Carnival paradeA float crashes during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade and injures eight people, including at least three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceed with the show
The Associated Press17 hours ago
6 bull riders, 2 companions reported kidnapped in MexicoProsecutors in Mexico say six bull riders and two companions have been reported kidnapped in the southern state of Guerrero
The Associated Press1 day ago
A guest, second left, reacts as he attends a traditional Carnival ball at the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. In stark contrast to the hundreds of hard-charging street parties across Rio that are open to anyone, the "Baile do Copa" bills itself as a fairytale event where the country's elite can see and be seen in a hotel known for both opulence and a lengthy tradition of welcoming world leaders and stars. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Far from Carnival street fests, glitzy Rio Ball for eliteFar from the Carnival's hard-charging street parties, Brazil's glamorous elite gather for the Rio Ball
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil's Carnival revelers channel anger against presidentThe exuberant, sassy celebration of Carnival is giving Brazil's battered leftists a stage to vent their frustrations after a year that saw their movement pushed out of power
The Associated Press1 day ago
Dancers from the Mancha Verde samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
AP Explains: Rio's Carnival, a high-stakes samba paradeRio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the dancing, the all-but-naked bodies and the magnificent floats down the sambadrome on Avenida Marques de Sapucai
The Associated Press2 days ago
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