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Panama proposes flying Haitian migrants home after clashThe government of Panama is proposing sending some Haitian migrants back to their homeland by plane after frustrations boiled over at the remote camps where they are stuck
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Journalist and police guard killed in southern MexicoUnidentified gunmen have killed a journalist in southern Mexico along with a police officer assigned to protect him after a 2016 attack
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2005 file photo, a woman prays in front of Sangre de Cristo in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua. The Vatican's top diplomatic envoy in Nicaragua said Monday, August 3, 2020, that he had requested the Nicaraguan government ensure a "serious, careful and transparent investigation" into the attack on the Sangre de Cristo chapel in capital's cathedral that destroyed the venerated statue of almost 4 centuries. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Vatican calls for arson investigation at Nicaragua cathedralAn apparent arson attack on Managua’s cathedral has drawn the attention of Pope Francis and the Vatican after Nicaragua’s vice president initially dismissed it as an accidental fire
The Associated Press4 hours ago
CEO of Puerto Rico's power company to resign amid outagesThe CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company is resigning as thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week’s tropical storm that further weakened a grid still trying to recover from previous hurricanes and earthquakes
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Mexico's school year to begin with instruction on televisionDistance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Brother Ronald Marin, a 30-year-old layworker from Venezuela, entertains himself with a video game while his friend Jimmy, a barber, trims his hair, in Los Olivos, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Marin, with an education degree from the University of Carabobo, left Venezuela in 2018 after protesting for more than a decade against the socialist government. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuelan does funerals alone in Peru cemetery amid virusWearing a white robe and shoes worn down by dust, Ronald Marín is one of the few who administers funerals in a cemetery far from the center of Peru’s capital
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this June 17, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks upon his arrival to the headquarters of Democratic Action political party in Caracas, Venezuela, the day after Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered its takeover ahead of parliamentary elections expected this year. A coalition of political parties in Venezuela led by U.S.-backed Juan Guaido said Sunday, Aug. 2, that it won't participate in upcoming congressional elections called by officials loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.  (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
Venezuelan coalition opposed to Maduro rejects upcoming voteA coalition of political parties in Venezuela led by U.S.-backed Juan Guaidó says it won’t participate in upcoming congressional elections called by officials loyal to President Nicolás Maduro
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico arrests violent gang leader known for emotive videosMexican police and military forces have arrested the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang who spread violence through north-central Mexico and fought a years-long bloody turf battle with the Jalisco cartel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fires in Brazil's Amazon up 28% in July, worrying expertsFires in the Brazilian Amazon increased 28% in July from a year ago, according to a new report from a state agency reported
The Associated Press2 days ago
Facebook bows to Brazil judge, blocks 12 accounts worldwideFacebook says it has obeyed a Brazilian judge’s order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network
The Associated Press2 days ago
Puerto Rico extends anti-coronavirus measures for 2 weeksPuerto Rico’s governor has announced that she is extending for two more weeks measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press3 days ago
Costa Rica groups test stuck Nicaragua migrants for COVID-19Costa Rican doctors have begun giving free coronavirus tests to about 200 Nicaraguan migrants who have been stranded at the two countries’ border because the Nicaraguan government has demanded negative test results
The Associated Press3 days ago
Peru probes whether 27,253 coronavirus deaths uncountedPeruvian authorities and the Pan American Health Organization are investigating whether the country failed to count 27,253 caused by the novel coronavirus, a figure that could more than double the country’s death toll from COVID-19
The Associated Press3 days ago
Eusebio Leal, who oversaw renewal of Old Havana, dies at 77The man who oversaw the transformation of crumbling Old Havana to an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction has died at age 77 after a fight with cancer
The Associated Press3 days ago
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