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Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebukeThe chief of Venezuela's electoral council says the embattled South American nation jolted by nearly two months of opposition protests will hold regional elections in December
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closureThe 140-year-old Buenos Aires zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park a year ago, but hundreds of animals remain behind bars and in a noisy limbo
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Emerald weighing more than 600 pounds found in BrazilMiners find large emerald in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Puerto Rico university chief quits ahead of arrest orderThe head of Puerto Rico's largest public university has resigned hours before she faced arrest for failing to reopen an institution that has been shut down by a student strike for nearly two months
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Masks representing corrupt politicians line the lawn outside the National Congress building, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Brazil's Supreme Court has opened investigations into President Michel Temer for allegedly obstructing justice, passive corruption and being a member of a criminal organization. The move follows release of an audiotape that appears to show him endorsing the payment of hush money to an imprisoned former ally in exchange for silence. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil president on defense as aide falls, cash recoveredA special aide to embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Key Mexico-US border crossing remains closed after damageA major commercial border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico will remain closed this week as a result of damaging winds and rain
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, a three-meter bronze statue of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is unveiled at the 17th Non Aligned Summit, a meeting held by a Cold War-era group of 120 nations, in Porlamar on Margarita Island, Venezuela. As anti-government unrest has spread, claiming at least 48 lives and leaving hundreds injured, protesters have ripped from their pedestals statues honoring Chavez in at least five towns over the past month of May 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, homeAnti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target to vent their frustration: Hugo Chavez. Until recently many in the socialist-run country revered Chavez for his role standing up for the nation's poor
The Associated Press18 hours ago
AP Explains: Car Wash probe upending Brazilian politicsAP Explains: A look at the Car Wash investigation that has brought down many of the country's elite and now threatens President Michel Temer
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Demonstrators commander a bus during an anti-government protest demanding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro open a so-called humanitarian corridor for the delivery of medicine and food aid, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 22, 2017. At least 46 people have died during the two-month anti-government protest movement. The sign at right reads in Spanish "Nicolas, muederer. How more dead." (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protestersVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil's Temer says he will only leave office if forcedEmbattled Brazilian President Michel Temer is rejecting growing calls for him to resign over a corruption scandal
The Associated Press1 day ago
A medical worker speaks through a police barrier blocking anti-government protesters from reaching the Health Ministry, during a protest by medical professionals demanding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro open a so-called humanitarian corridor for the delivery of medicine and food aid, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 22, 2017. At least 46 people have died during the two-month anti-government protest movement. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
The Latest: Lawmaker says Chavez's childhood home set aflameVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Opposition lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home, government buildings set on fire in western VenezuelaOpposition lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home, government buildings set on fire in western Venezuela
The Associated Press1 day ago
El Salvador's first cardinal surprised by selectionMonsignor Gregorio Rosa Chavez, an auxiliary bishop who works as a parish pastor in El Salvador, was alone preparing to lead a Sunday mass when a friend called to say he heard Pope Francis had named him as a new cardinal
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico seeks court's help to save public pension systemPuerto Rico is seeking help from federal court to restructure the debts of the U.S. territory's public pension system, which is projected to run out of money this year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico university president faces jail amid strikeA judge is threatening to arrest the president of Puerto Rico's largest public university if she doesn't reopen the institution, which has remained closed for nearly two months amid a student strike
The Associated Press1 day ago
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