The Associated Press

Bolivia’s Crisis Exposes Old Racial, Geographic Divides

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the Andean nation’s first indigenous president and a new “plurinational” constitution, analysts say.

  • Nov 18, 2019
  • 11:15 AM

Crowds Gather in Venezuelan’s Capital for Rival Protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Demonstrators carrying flags and blowing whistles gathered in Venezuela’s capital Saturday, led by opposition politician Juan Guaidó, who is trying to reignite a campaign to force Nicolas Maduro from power.

  • Nov 16, 2019
  • 4:12 PM

Bolivia’s Crisis Turns Dangerous as 8 Killed in Clash

SACABA, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. At least five people died and dozens were injured, threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute.

  • Nov 16, 2019
  • 1:01 PM

Bolivian Interim Leader Says Morales Could Face Charges

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader said Friday that Evo Morales will face possible legal charges for election fraud if he returns home, even as the ousted leader contended he is still president despite resigning after massive protests.

  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 2:44 PM

Pensioners Struggling to Survive Join Chile Protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the poverty line, which in Chile is around $222 a month

  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 2:35 PM

AP Interview: Evo Morales Wants UN Mediation in Bolivia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico.

  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 12:22 PM

Cuban President Says US Plan to Pressure Cuba Failing

CAIMANERA, Cuba (AP) — A short distance from the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said Thursday that the Trump administration’s hardening of the American embargo is failing to force concessions from his government.

  • Nov 14, 2019
  • 5:07 PM

Health Dangers Emerge at Growing Migrant Camp on US Border

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — A smoke-filled stench fills a refugee camp just a short walk from the U.S.-Mexico border, rising from ever-burning fires and piles of human waste. Parents and children live in a sea of tents and tarps, some patched together with garbage bags. Others sleep outside in temperatures that recently dropped to freezing.

  • Nov 14, 2019
  • 2:39 PM

Bolivian Interim Leader Says Morales Can’t Run in New Vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, but his political party can, the country’s interim leader said Thursday.

  • Nov 14, 2019
  • 2:25 PM

Spain Says Ex-Venezuelan Spy Chief Wanted by US Is Missing

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Wednesday they have been unable to locate a Venezuelan former spymaster wanted by the United States for extradition on charges of drug trafficking.

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • 4:34 PM

Asylum Seekers Get Attorney Access Before Return to Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Guatemalan family seeking asylum in the United States must be granted attorney access before being forced to wait in Mexico as their case winds through U.S. immigration court.

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • 3:59 PM

Tensions Rise as Bolivia Opposition Leader Claims Presidency

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Clashes broke out in the streets of Bolivia’s capital Tuesday evening when an opposition leader in the Senate declared herself the country’s interim president after Evo Morales fled to Mexico following his surprise weekend resignation.

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • 1:59 PM

Judge Bans Border Activist From Mentioning Trump in Trial

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday.

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • 8:07 AM

Opposition Lawmaker Claims Presidency in Crisis-Torn Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A women’s rights activist and former television presenter who became an opposition leader in the Senate declared herself Bolivia’s interim president late Tuesday, promising to guide the country out of a deep crisis.

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • 7:58 AM

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Mexican Family Can Sue in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s left-leaning justices on Tuesday appeared willing to allow a lawsuit filed by the parents of a Mexican teenager shot over the border by an American agent, but their case will depend on whether they can persuade a conservative colleague to join them.

  • Nov 12, 2019
  • 3:17 PM

2nd Trial for Arizona Activist Accused of Harboring Migrants

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jury selection started Tuesday in the second trial against an Arizona border activist accused of harboring migrants who sneaked across the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Nov 12, 2019
  • 2:35 PM

Evo Morales Flees Crisis-Torn Bolivia After Deadly Clashes

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum Tuesday, while Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president, fled the country following weeks of violent protests.

  • Nov 12, 2019
  • 9:40 AM

US Held Record Number of Migrant Kids in Custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father’s arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won’t even look at him.

  • Nov 12, 2019
  • 8:40 AM

Opposition Rejects Plan for New Chilean Constitution

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A plan by President Sebastián Piñera to draft a new constitution for Chile was criticized Monday by the opposition and even his own political ranks.

  • Nov 11, 2019
  • 5:59 PM

United States: Bolivian President Wasn’t Forced Out by Coup

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior officials at the U.S. State Department said Monday the situation in Bolivia is not a coup, despite what some Latin American governments have claimed. They allege that the constitutional order in the Andean country will not be broken once an interim president calls for elections within 90 days.

  • Nov 11, 2019
  • 5:27 PM

As Ruling Nears, Immigrant Fights for Anti-Deportation Act

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump’s attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Nov 11, 2019
  • 1:28 PM