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Thousands Protest Against Bukele Government in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in El Salvador’s capital Wednesday for the first mass march against President Nayib Bukele, who protesters say has concentrated too much power, weakened the independence of the courts and may seek re-election.

  • Sep 16, 2021
  • 11:57 AM

Problems Continue to Plague El Salvador’s Bitcoin Rollout

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — One week after El Salvador became the first country to make bitcoin legal tender, problems continued to plague the system Tuesday.

  • Sep 14, 2021
  • 9:34 PM

Groups Sue Mexico Seeking to Stop Mass Removal of Migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four migrant defense groups in Mexico announced Wednesday that they have sought court injunctions to block what they call “massive” deportations, arguing the government is violating due process and Mexican and international law governing asylum.

  • Sep 9, 2021
  • 10:27 PM

Immigrant September 11 Cleanup Crews Seek Residency as a Reward

NEW YORK (AP) — Franklin Anchaua cleared thick layers of dust in offices, apartments and even in a chapel in lower Manhattan for weeks after the September 11 attacks.

  • Sep 8, 2021
  • 2:02 PM

Early Stumble as El Salvador Starts Bitcoin as Currency

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender Tuesday, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours and President Nayib Bukele said the digital wallet used for transactions was not functioning.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • 4:14 PM

Mexico Supreme Court Rules Abortion Not a Crime

The decision will immediately only affect the northern border state, but it establishes “obligatory criteria for all of the country’s judges,” compelling them to act the same way in similar cases, said court President Arturo Zaldívar.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • 3:49 PM

Cuba to Recognize and Regulate Cryptocurrencies

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government said Thursday it will recognize and regulate cryptocurrencies for payments on the island.

  • Aug 26, 2021
  • 9:51 PM

Mexico: Help for US on Migrants ‘Can’t Go On Forever’

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president again sidestepped questions Thursday about the reinstatement of the U.S. “Remain in Mexico” policy.

  • Aug 26, 2021
  • 9:30 PM

Mexico Welcomes 124 Afghan Refugee Journalists, Families

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico welcomed a group of 124 Afghan media workers and their families Wednesday after the group fled their country because of the Taliban takeover.

  • Aug 25, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

Supreme Court Orders ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Reinstated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a court ruling ordering the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era policy that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 8:34 PM

Movement for Black Lives: Feds Targeted BLM Protesters

The federal government deliberately targeted Black Lives Matter protesters via heavy-handed criminal prosecutions in an attempt to disrupt and discourage the global movement that swept the nation last summer in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, according to a new report released Wednesday by The Movement for Black Lives.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 2:12 PM

Tensions Over Aid Grow in Haiti as Quake’s Deaths Pass 2K

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Tensions have been growing over the slow pace of aid reaching victims of a powerful weekend earthquake that killed more than 2,100 people in Haiti and was trailed by a drenching tropical depression.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 7:03 AM

Report Shines Light on Abuse by Bolivia’s Interim Government

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s recent interim government persecuted opponents with “systematic torture” and “summary executions” by security forces in the tumultuous aftermath of Evo Morales’ resignation in 2019, according to a new report by independent human rights experts.

  • Aug 18, 2021
  • 5:51 PM

US Moves to Cut Backlog of Asylum Cases at US-Mexico Border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday proposed changing how asylum claims are handled, aiming to reduce a huge backlog of cases from the U.S.-Mexico border that has left people waiting years to find out whether they will be allowed to stay in America.

  • Aug 18, 2021
  • 1:28 PM

Search for Survivors Continues After Haiti Earthquake

The country’s Civil Protection Agency said 1,297 dead from the magnitude 7.2 earthquake had been counted by Sunday, a day after the temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off frantic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching tropical storm.

  • Aug 16, 2021
  • 12:21 PM

Census Shows US Is Diversifying, White Population Shrinking

The U.S. became more diverse and more urban over the past decade, and the white population dropped for the first time on record, the Census Bureau said Thursday as it released a trove of demographic data that will be used to redraw the nation’s political maps.

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • 3:47 PM

Panama, Colombia Agree to Limit of 650 Migrants Per Day

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The governments of Panama and Colombia agreed Wednesday to impose a daily limit on the number of migrants passing through the thickly jungled and roadless Darien Gap on the two countries’ border.

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Loses His Bid to Reform Voting System

SÃO PAULO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a major defeat in Congress when Brazilian lawmakers rejected a proposal to require printed receipts at some electronic ballot boxes.

  • Aug 11, 2021
  • 11:50 AM

Panama, Colombia Agree to Restrict Flow of Migrants

SAN VICENTE, Panama (AP) — Officials of Panama and Colombia agreed Friday to restrict the growing flow of migrants, mainly Cubans and Haitians, who have been crossing the Darien Gap that marks the border between the two countries.

  • Aug 9, 2021
  • 10:55 AM

US Restricts More Visas for Nicaraguans Close to Government

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The United States has slapped visa restrictions on 50 immediate family members of Nicaraguan officials who have been involved in or benefited from President Daniel Ortega’s growing repression, the U.S. State Department said Friday.

  • Aug 6, 2021
  • 4:11 PM

‘Healing Garden’ Dedicated in El Paso on Mass Shooting’s 2nd Anniversary

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Officials in the border city of El Paso dedicated a garden Tuesday that is meant to bring healing two years after a gunman targeting Latinos opened fire at a Walmart, killing 23 people in an attack that stunned the U.S. and Mexico.

  • Aug 4, 2021
  • 1:35 PM

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