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Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuriesA powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Powerful earthquake strikes between Cuba and JamaicaPowerful earthquake strikes between Cuba and Jamaica
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, people whose homes are unsafe to enter after the previous day's magnitude 6.4 earthquake line up for lunch in an outdoor area of the Bernardino Cordero Bernard High School, which is being used as a shelter despite no electricity in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students.Only 177 schools were certified to open after engineers inspected them for damage caused by the 6.4 earthquake that killed one person and damaged hundreds of homes on Jan. 7. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
Puerto Rico opens only 20% of schools amid ongoing quakesPuerto Rico has opened only 20% of its public schools following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Demonstrator run away from a gas cloud during a protest over emergency aid, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Hundreds of people joined a protest Thursday organized by Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez of Calle 13 fame in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the island's former governor last year. Anger is growing over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protestsRicky Martin’s wide smile begins to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talks about his next album
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Prosecutors in El Salvador seek charges against legislatorProsecutors have asked El Salvador's congress to lift the immunity from prosecution of a legislator who they allege was involved in secret talks with street gangs seeking to influence the 2014 presidential election
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Soldier slain, general wounded during Mexico drug plane raidMexican officials say a soldier was killed and a general wounded when traffickers opened fire on a military patrol that sought to intercept a drug plane as it landed on a roadway
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Mexico anti-obesity activists win fight for food warningsAfter a decade of fighting for stronger food labeling standards in one of the most obese countries in the world, Mexican activists have finally won a victory on warning labels on high-calorie products
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Nicaragua police seize $1M, arrest 2 in weekend operationPolice in Nicaragua say they seized more than $1 million in suspected drug money and arrested two people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil downpour displaces 30,000, bracing for more rainMore than 30,000 people have been forced from their homes in Brazil's southeast region by torrential rains that also killed 54 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives his annual address to the nation before members of the Constituent Assembly on the grounds of the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Ally of Venezuela's Maduro hires DC lobbyist to build tiesAn ally of Nicolás Maduro has spent $2 million to hire a Washington lobbyist to ease U.S. sanctions and help reset bilateral relations as the U.S.-backed campaign to oust the socialist leader stalls
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungleRio de Janeiro is famed for magnificent views of its coastal rainforest
The Associated Press1 day ago
People hold signs of their dead and missing relatives during a march against violence called "Walk for Peace," in Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Thousands marched against violence in Mexico, making their way towards Mexico City's main square the Zocalo. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
Mexican march for peace swarmed by angry protestersA four-day pilgrimage by family members of murdered or missing Mexicans has culminated in a tense confrontation in the capital's main square as supporters of Mexico's president hurled insults at the families — including dozens of Mormons with dual U.S.-citizenship
The Associated Press1 day ago
Canada prime minister to welcome Venezuela opposition leaderVenezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó will visit Canada on Monday as part of an international tour aimed at bolstering support for his challenge to socialist leader Nicolás Maduro
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican women protest murders of activists, target monumentsHundreds of feminists have swarmed the streets of Mexico City to demand justice for two feminist activists murdered in Mexico this month
The Associated Press2 days ago
5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremorsA 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes daily for nearly a month
The Associated Press3 days ago
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