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Brazil police say faith healer has turned himself inBrazilian police in the central state of Goias say the celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has surrendered to authorities after spending nearly a day as a fugitive
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Exodus from Venezuela leaves families divided across bordersWhen Emili Espinoza was finally able to make a video call to the 3-year-old son she hadn't seen since fleeing Venezuela months before, the little boy named Elvis didn't recognize her
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016 file photo, a tanker truck waits at the storage and dispatch terminal of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico's state-owned oil company, in the port of Veracruz, Mexico.  Mexico plans to boost crude production at state oil company Pemex by 45% over the next six years as the country invests more heavily to stem declines in output and revenue.  President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.  the goal is for Pemex to produce 2.40 million barrels a day of crude, up from 1.65 million currently (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Mexico aims to boost crude output by 45 percent before 2025Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is detailing plans to "rescue" the national oil industry by boosting crude production at the state-owned oil company by 45 percent before 2025
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Elvira Choc, 59, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal's grandmother, rests her head on her hand in front of her house in Raxruha, Guatemala, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The 7-year old girl died in a Texas hospital, two days after being taken into custody by border patrol agents in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan villageJakelin Caal Maquin had received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from her impoverished Guatemalan village
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Brazil's gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremonyAbout forty gay couples have gotten married in downtown Sao Paulo, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage.
The Associated Press1 day ago
3 police, 1 marine killed in violent Mexico clashesMexico's federal police say three agents have been killed in an attack in the western state of Michoacan
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazilian president orders extradition of Cesare BattistiBrazil's President Michel Temer has ordered the extradition of an Italian communist militant convicted of murder in his home country
The Associated Press1 day ago
An employee walks through a ransacked office of the non-governmental organization Popol Na Foundation, in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Nicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and Confidencial on Thursday, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize recordsNicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they sought the government's overthrow
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil faith healer wanted by police as abuse cases mountBrazilian police are seeking to arrest a celebrity faith healer after more than 300 people came forward with allegations of sexual abuse
The Associated Press2 days ago
A member of the Caracas media union takes a selfie backdropped by the El Nacional newspaper printing room in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper stopped publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages. El Nacional's final edition published Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela's El Nacional publishes last print editionVenezuela's last nationally circulated anti-government newspaper published its final print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN: Venezuela exodus likely to swell to 5.3 million in 2019The United Nations says the number of Venezuelans fleeing their country's economic and humanitarian crisis is expected to reach 5.3 million by the end of 2019 in what has become the largest exodus in modern Latin American history
The Associated Press2 days ago
Official from Guatemalan foreign ministry identifies 7-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody as Jackeline CaalOfficial from Guatemalan foreign ministry identifies 7-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody as Jackeline Caal
The Associated Press2 days ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Dozens arrested during pro-migrant rally at U.S.-Mexico border, Venezuelan baseball players honor former major leaguers killed in car crash, River Plate fans celebrate Argentine club's championship in violence-marred competition
The Associated Press2 days ago
Kristine Tompkins celebrates new Argentina marine parksAmerican conservationist Kristine Tompkins says the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its U.N. recommended goal for 2020
The Associated Press2 days ago
Report: Dissident rebels fuel violence in Colombia port cityA right group says dissidents from Colombia's once largest rebel movement who were unable take advantage of a peace accord or grew disenchanted with the state's weak implementation are fueling violence in areas still waiting for the benefits of peace
The Associated Press2 days ago
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