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Federal court OKs appeal for Mexican man on Texas death rowA federal appeals court is allowing a Mexican man on Texas death row to move forward with an appeal focusing on whether his attorneys were deficient during the sentencing phase of his trial for strangling and raping a teenage girl in Waco 31 years ago
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IMF Executive Board approves $50 billion loan for ArgentinaThe Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund is approving a three-year Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Argentina amounting to $50 billion
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Puerto Rico gov signs bill to privatize power company assetsPuerto Rico's governor has signed a historic bill to privatize the U.S. territory's troubled power company in a move many hope will help minimize power outages that have followed Hurricane Maria and stabilize the system amid an 11-year recession
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this June 13, 2018 photo, houses affected by Hurricane Maria, some of them with their missing roofs covered in sturdy blue tarp, stand in the middle of the El Gandul neighborhood, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There are thousands of people in similar circumstances across Puerto Rico nearly nine months since the most devastating storm to strike the island in decades. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat loomsThousands of people across Puerto Rico are still living in damaged homes, protected by blue plastic tarps, nine months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island
The Associated Press14 hours ago
3 more killed as Nicaragua's political unrest hits 2 monthsA Nicaraguan rights group says three people have been killed in the city of Masaya as authorities try to regain control on the two-month anniversary of political unrest that has shaken the nation
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Venezuela's socialist boss to head Constitutional AssemblyVenezuela's all-powerful National Constitutional Assembly has named as its new chief a man deemed by U.S. officials to be an international drug trafficker
The Associated Press20 hours ago
3 gay rights activists shot to death in southern MexicoMexican officials say three LGBTQ activists have been shot dead and left along a highway in the troubled southern state of Guerrero
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Vatican promises to hear more abuse complaints in ChileA papal envoy looking into clerical sexual abuse is leaving Chile, but he says the Vatican will continue collecting testimony from people who allege they were sexually abused
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombian drug kingpin caught in Argentina gets 31 yearsA convicted Colombian drug kingpin has been sentenced to 31 years in prison
The Associated Press1 day ago
In Mexico, longtime foes 'AMLO' and elite getting pragmaticAfter more than a decade of mutual recriminations, Mexico's wealthy elite and leftist presidential front-runner Andres Lopez Obrador have reached something resembling an uneasy truce
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
Recording of crying children at border adds to outrageAn audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials took center stage Monday in the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Tropical Storm Carlotta dissipates off Mexico coastFormer Tropical Storm Carlotta weakened into a remnant low off Mexico's southwestern Pacific coast Monday night, though forecasters said its rains still posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore
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US, Amnesty International call for justice in HondurasThe United States' top diplomat and a global human rights group have called for the Honduran government to hold members of that country's security forces responsible for alleged abuses after last November's elections
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Church suspends talks to ease Nicaragua political crisisNicaragua's Roman Catholic hierarchy has suspended a dialogue with the government aimed at ending a two-month political crisis
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Court includes Ecuador's ex-President Correa in kidnap probeEcuador's highest court has ordered former President Rafael Correa included in an investigation into a 2012 botched kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker
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