The Associated Press

No Party Emerging as Clear Winner in Peru Congress Elections

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A hodgepodge of mostly centrist parties led early results in Peru’s election Sunday to replace the 130-seat congress dissolved by President Martín Vizcarra in his campaign to extinguish pervasive corruption.

  • Jan 27, 2020
  • 11:45 AM

Mexican March for Peace Swarmed by Angry Protesters

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A four-day pilgrimage by family members of murdered or missing Mexicans culminated in a tense confrontation in the capital’s main square Sunday as supporters of Mexico’s president hurled insults at the families—including dozens of Mormons with dual U.S.-citizenship.

  • Jan 26, 2020
  • 10:32 PM

Peruvians Choose New Lawmakers to Replace Ousted Congress

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra urged citizens to “show love” for their country and vote Sunday for a new slate of legislators nearly four months after his polemical decision to dissolve Congress.

  • Jan 26, 2020
  • 8:40 PM

Mexican Women Protest Murders of Activists, Target Monuments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Several hundred feminist activists warmed up with chants Saturday next to a monument to murdered Mexican women before filling a street in the capital and dousing female police officers with red paint.

  • Jan 26, 2020
  • 10:00 AM

Use of ‘Rescues’ by Mexican Migration Officials Criticized

Defenders of migrants’ rights say rescues typically don’t involve spraying those being rescued with pepper spray. Those requiring rescue usually don’t run away from their rescuers.

  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 8:05 AM

Democrats Struggle to Build Broad Support on Eve of Voting

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — As Joe Biden wrapped a bus tour of Iowa this week, the elderly crowd gathered at VFW Hall 7920 was a stark reminder of the former vice president’s struggle to attract young people.

  • Jan 24, 2020
  • 3:13 PM

Crime Victims March to Mexico City to Protest Violence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of crime victims and their relatives began a four-day march to Mexico City Thursday to protest a wave of killings and disappearances that left 35,588 people dead in 2019.

  • Jan 24, 2020
  • 11:40 AM

El Salvador Holds Man on Charge of Promoting Migrant Caravan

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In one of the first cases of its kind, a court in El Salvador ordered a man held in jail Thursday pending trial on charges he promoted the formation of a migrant caravan.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 8:05 PM

Puerto Ricans Protest in Anger Over Unused Emergency Aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of people joined a protest Thursday organized by Puerto Rican singer René Pérez of Calle 13 fame in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the island’s former governor last year. Anger is growing over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 7:32 PM

Mexican Guardsmen Break Up Migrant Caravan Along Highway

FRONTERA HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants were hauled onto buses by Mexican national guardsmen and immigration agents after crossing into the country early Thursday and walking for hours along a rural highway.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 5:50 PM

Migrant Caravan Crosses Into Mexico, Walks Along Highway

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants crossed the river into Mexico from Guatemala Thursday after a dayslong standoff with security forces.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 11:27 AM

Migrant Parents Separated From Kids Since 2018 Return to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. late Wednesday to reunite with children they had not seen in a year and a half.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 8:39 AM

Migrants Weigh Limited Options at Guatemala-Mexico Border

TECÚN UMÁN, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants stranded in Guatemala on Wednesday were weighing limited options as to how to make it into Mexico, guarded by troops with riot shields and immigration agents.

  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 4:25 PM

Guaidó Seeks EU Sanctions for Venezuela, Meeting With Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition leader said Wednesday that he wants the European Union to broaden sanctions against members of the Venezuelan government as a way to push toward free presidential elections in the country.

  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 2:37 PM

Erasing Evo: Bolivian Bid to Remove His Image Draws Backlash

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country’s former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning president. Ministers from the current government applauded as the head came down.

  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 10:36 AM

Brazilian Prosecutors Accuse Glenn Greenwald in Hacking Case

SAO PAULO (AP) — Prosecutors accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil’s high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the case.

  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 9:41 AM

Mexico Begins Flying, Busing Migrants Back to Honduras

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico in hopes of eventually reaching the U.S. were sent back to their homeland or retreated across the border Tuesday after Mexican troops blocked their way.

  • Jan 21, 2020
  • 5:55 PM

The Faces of Venezuela’s Wide Political Divide

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Some Venezuelans care little about the calls from political leaders, others say they are ready to give their lives to defend their starkly opposed political positions.

  • Jan 21, 2020
  • 11:22 AM

82nd Airborne Division to Train With Colombian Paratroopers

This week, readiness preparation will continue for U.S. forces as they take part in a multinational training exercise in Colombia. On Thursday, 75 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will team up with their Colombian counterparts for training both on the ground and in the air.

  • Jan 21, 2020
  • 7:44 AM

Migrants Scuffle With Mexican Troops Along Border River

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico on Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 9:08 PM

Puerto Rico Protesters Demand Governor’s Resignation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the seaside governor’s mansion and Capitol building on Monday to demand the U.S. territory’s leader resignation and to protest the recent discovery of apparently forgotten disaster supplies amid continuing earthquakes.

  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 3:20 PM