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UN calls for talks to end Bolivia crisis as death toll risesA Bolivian official says a U.N. envoy is urging the government of the Andean country’s interim president and supporters of exiled leader Evo Morales to begin talks on resolving a crisis that has already claimed 23 lives and is causing food shortages
The Associated Press6 hours ago
4 homeless men dead, 4 sick in suspected poisoning in BrazilPolice in Brazil say four homeless men are dead and four others hospitalized in critical condition after drinking from a bottle containing a “suspicious liquid” given to them by unidentified people in the city of Sao Paulo
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Rights group: Nicaragua plans charges for detained activistsA Nicaraguan rights group says authorities will file charges against a group of government opponents, including 13 who were arrested for supporting protesters demanding freedom for people they consider political prisoners
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic dividesAnalysts: Bolivia’s political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the nation’s first indigenous president
The Associated Press1 day ago
Crowd honors tree as Havana celebrates 500th anniversaryHundreds of people in Cuba’s capital stand in line to kiss, touch or walk around a towering silk floss tree in a nod to tradition as they celebrate the island’s 500th anniversary
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cartel blockades, gunfire leave 1 dead in Mexico border cityGangsters have unleashed mayhem in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Texas, blocking major avenues, burning vehicles and engaging soldiers in shootouts that left one suspected gunman dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela’s Guaidó leads thousands in anti-Maduro protest A large crowd has rallied around Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a peaceful protest, answering his call to take to the streets in an attempt to reignite a campaign aimed at forcing President Nicolás Maduro from power
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police detain backers of former President Evo Morales on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Officials now say at least eight people died when Bolivian security forces fired on Morales supporters the day before, in Sacaba. The U.N. human rights chief says she's worried that Bolivia could "spin out of control" as the interim government tries to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Bolivian interim leader meets UN envoy amid violence fearsBolivia’s interim president has met with a U.N. envoy to discuss the country’s crisis, a day after security forces fired on supporters of former President Evo Morales in a clash that left eight dead and raised fears the violence could escalate
The Associated Press2 days ago
Haiti to investigate alleged rapes of 10 female inmatesAuthorities in Haiti say they are investigating allegations that a group of male inmates raped 10 women in a makeshift jail in the northern city of Gonaives
The Associated Press2 days ago
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido speaks during a citizen's meeting in in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Guaido is calling people across the crisis-torn nation to flood the streets for protests nearly a year since launching an urgent campaign to push President Nicolás Maduro from power. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan opposition party says armed men raid its officeA leading opposition party in Venezuela says a group of unidentified armed officers with covered faces raided their headquarters with staffers inside raising tensions the night before a nationwide protest against President Nicolás Maduro
The Associated Press2 days ago
Report: Hurricane Dorian inflicted $3.4B losses on BahamasHurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday
The Associated Press2 days ago
Cuba medical program becomes source of controversyA much-lauded overseas medical program has become the focus of accusations that it serves as cover for fomenting protests against governments opposed by Cuba.
The Associated Press2 days ago
AP Explains: El Salvador child molestation rulingA court ruling in favor of a judge accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl has provoked outrage in El Salvador, where some see it as a sign that the wheels of justice turn differently for the powerful
The Associated Press2 days ago
Migrants stuck in lawless limbo within sight of AmericaMigrants stuck in limbo south of the border, waiting to see if they can enter the U.S., recount harrowing stories of robbery, extortion by criminals and crooked officials, and kidnappings by competing cartels
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Nov. 12, 2019 photo, anti-government demonstrators carry a sign representing Chile's Constitution during protests, in Santiago, Chile. In 1981, during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, Chile enacted a pension system that requires all workers to allocate 10% of their earnings to privately run pension fund administrators, known by their Spanish initials of AFP. Those who haven’t made contributions, or have very few, receive a basic pension from the state that amounts to $146 a month. That minimum wasn’t introduced until 2008 under the government of Michelle Bachelet, and later modified in response to public demands. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protestsRetirees struggling to survive join Chile protests, seek overhaul to dictatorship-era pension system
The Associated Press2 days ago
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