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Hospitalized Pelé Thanks Fans During Fight Against Cancer

Brazilian soccer great Pelé thanked fans worldwide on Thursday for the well-wishes he’s received since being admitted to a São Paulo hospital amid his fight against cancer. The 82-year-old Pelé, who had a colon tumor removed in September 2021, was hospitalized Tuesday to regulate his medication, his daughter said.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 10:20 AM

Colombia Asks for Legal Status for Its People Already in US

Colombia wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting two million Venezuelans who fled their homes.

  • Nov 30, 2022
  • 10:47 AM

Mexico Faces Early World Cup Exit Against Saudi Arabia; Messi, Argentina Play Poland for Survival

Mexico is going to have to suddenly find goals — and perhaps even several of them — to extend its knockout-round streak at the World Cup. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has already come to Argentina’s rescue at the World Cup, and he might just have to do it all over again.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 10:46 AM

Argentina-Mexico World Cup Spanish TV Gets 8.9M US Viewers

Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico was the most-watched Spanish-language World Cup group stage broadcast in U.S. history, drawing 8.9 million viewers on Telemundo television and the streaming services of Telemundo and Peacock.

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • 10:09 AM

Bolsonaro Contests Brazil Election Loss, Wants Votes Voided

More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of Brazil’s electronic voting machines, though independent experts say the bug doesn’t affect the reliability of results.

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • 10:35 AM

Dominican Republic Rejects Criticism of Haitian Deportations

The Dominican Republic said it “profusely rejects” criticism of its crackdown on Haitian migrants from a growing number of countries and human rights agencies, and vows to ramp up border enforcement and deportations.

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 10:31 AM

Mothers of LGBTQ Children Join Forces in Latin America

Founded in 2017, the Latin American Movement of Mothers of LGTB+ Children lobbies governments to eliminate prejudicial laws and better enforce existing bans on violence and discrimination.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

US Agent, Suspected Smuggler Killed Off Puerto Rico Coast

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and a suspected smuggler died during a shootout Thursday off the Puerto Rico coast, authorities said. Two other U.S. officers were injured.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 10:23 AM

US Rescues 12 Haitians From Tiny Island in Puerto Rico

A dozen Haitian migrants who spent five days on a tiny, uninhabited island near Puerto Rico where human smugglers abandoned them were rescued, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 10:18 AM

US to Supply Puerto Rico With Emergency Power Generation

The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will provide Puerto Rico with temporary electric generation via barges to help in restoring the island’s storm-devastated power grid and ease repeated widespread outages.

  • Nov 16, 2022
  • 10:25 AM

Arizona Measure Gives Non-Citizens In-State College Tuition

Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure’s passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 3:19 PM

US, Cubans Will Meet Again in Havana: State Department

U.S. and Cuban officials plan to meet in Havana on Tuesday to discuss migration policy, the latest in a series of sessions between two governments with a historically icy relationship and amid one of the biggest migratory flights from the island in decades.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 10:29 AM

DEA’s Most Corrupt Agent: Parties, Sex Amid ‘Unwinnable War’

José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels, and paramours around the world.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

Democrats Keep Senate Majority as GOP Push Falters in Nevada

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats kept control of the Senate on Saturday, repelling Republican efforts to retake the chamber and making it harder for them to thwart President Joe Biden’s agenda. The fate of the House was still uncertain as the GOP struggled to pull together a slim majority there.

  • Nov 13, 2022
  • 1:49 PM

Report by Brazil’s Military on Election Count Cites No Fraud

The defense ministry has put out a report highlighting flaws in Brazil’s electoral systems and proposing improvements, but there is nothing to substantiate claims of fraud from some of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters protesting his October 30 defeat.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 10:19 AM

Democrats Show Surprising Strength; Control of Congress Unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress hung in the balance Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down.

  • Nov 9, 2022
  • 9:54 AM

Amid GOP Gains in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost Is 1st Gen Zer to Win House Seat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Amid Republican gains in the U.S. House races in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost became the first member of Generation Z to win a seat in Congress.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 10:21 PM

Botched Autopsy in Mexico Killing Leads to Cover-Up Charge

The death of Ariadna López, 27, brought up all the issues that have enraged women in Mexico: officials blaming the victim, poor police investigation, and misconduct that has led to a growing number of unsolved killings of women.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 11:14 AM

Latino Voters Crucial to Senate, Governor Races in Arizona

Over the past decade, Latinos in Arizona responded to a tough crackdown on immigrants by building a turnout machine that helped propel Democrats to power, turning a longtime Republican stronghold into one of the most competitive states. The strength of that movement will be tested in Tuesday’s election, when Democrats are counting on strong support from Latinos to help them overcome concerns about the economy.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 10:21 AM

Like US, Mexico Faces a State-by-State Divide Over Abortion

Ten of Mexico’s 32 states have decriminalized abortion, most of them in just the past three years. Even in some of those 10 states, for example Oaxaca, activists say they face persisting challenges in trying to make abortion safe, accessible, and government-funded.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 10:24 AM

With Bolsonaro Tamed in Defeat, Brazil Steps Back From Brink

In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election, many feared a narrow result would be contested and spell the death knell for Latin America’s largest democracy. So far, however, the worst fears have been averted.

  • Nov 3, 2022
  • 10:28 AM

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