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Mexican president wants US to grant more work visasMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he hopes to negotiate more U.S. work visas for Mexicans and Central Americans
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Trust for US bondholders sues Venezuela over defaulted debtA trust representing holders of Venezuelan bonds has gone to New York federal court demanding payment on more than $34 million in unpaid debt
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, holding up a gay pride flag, transsexual Wendy Iriepa, who had a sex change, rides to her wedding on a classic car in Havana, Cuba. Cuba said on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 that language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitutionCuba says language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Guatemala pulls diplomatic credentials of UN body's workersGuatemala has withdrawn diplomatic immunity from 11 workers with a U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission who have investigated cases of alleged corruption _ including ones targeting President Jimmy Morales' son and brother
The Associated Press16 hours ago
The Latest: Standoff ends as US processes asylum seekersAttorneys say six Honduran asylum seekers have been allowed to claim asylum at a U.S. border crossing in San Diego after spending a chilly night on a tiny piece of U.S. soil
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro, center left, chairman-elect of the congressional hispanic caucus, walks out of the Border Patrol Station after a tour of the facility in Lordsburg, N.M., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Jakelin Caal, 7, and her father were found Dec. 6 along with more than 160 others in a desolate New Mexico region, some 90 miles away from the Border Patrol facility where they were taken into custody. Caal later died. (Josh Bachman/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)
Lawmakers call for probe into Guatemalan child's deathLawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death are demanding an investigation into the response by federal agents
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Blaze destroys at least 600 houses in Brazil neighborhood.Brazilian officials say a fire has engulfed a low-income neighborhood in the northern city of Manaus, destroying at least 600 wooden houses
The Associated Press18 hours ago
US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern MexicoThe United States is pledging $5.8 billion in aid for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico
The Associated Press19 hours ago
US hospital ship returns after treating Venezuelan migrantsA U.S. Navy hospital ship has returned home after its medical crew treated thousands of people in Central and South America
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Judge inclined to free DEA agent accused of helping gangA federal judge in Chicago says she's inclined to free a DEA agent on bond pending trial on charges he joined the agency specifically to help a murderous Puerto Rican-based gang traffic guns and cocaine
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Guatemala: Body of girl who died in US custody set to returnGuatemalan authorities say they have completed documentation needed to clear the way for repatriation of the body of a 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody
The Associated Press20 hours ago
The US is pledging $10.6 billion for Central America, southern Mexico to discourage migrationThe US is pledging $10.6 billion for Central America, southern Mexico to discourage migration
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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