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Indigenous Groups Demand Meeting With Colombia’s President

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Indigenous protesters marched through Colombia’s capital city on Monday to demand a public meeting with President Iván Duque and call for reforms they say are crucial for their survival.

  • Oct 19, 2020
  • 3:39 PM

Morales Aide Claims Victory in Bolivia’s Election Redo

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales’ party claimed victory in a presidential election that appeared to reject the right-wing policies of the interim government that took power in Bolivia after the leftist leader resigned and fled the country a year ago.

  • Oct 19, 2020
  • 10:44 AM

Puerto Rico, Unable to Vote, Becomes Crucial to US Election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place where U.S. citizens cannot cast ballots but have the ear of hundreds of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida.

  • Oct 18, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

Arrest of Former Mexican Defense Minister Shakes Military

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico’s former defense secretary, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles.

  • Oct 16, 2020
  • 11:07 AM

UN Envoy Says Many Ex-Combatants in Colombia Being Killed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Colombia called Wednesday for improved protection for former combatants who continue to be killed “in alarming numbers,” and he complained of rising violence and massacres by other groups that have cropped up since the 2016 peace accord.

  • Oct 15, 2020
  • 11:42 AM

Report: US Agents Working in Guatemala Violated Agreement

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. immigration agents assigned to Guatemala to advise local authorities violated terms of their funding by helping officials deport Hondurans traveling in a migrant caravan early this year, the Democratic staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee’ said in a report Tuesday.

  • Oct 13, 2020
  • 5:57 PM

Court Reinstates Texas Limit on Ballot Drop-Off Locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a limit on the number of mail-in ballot drop-off locations in Texas, although Gov. Greg Abbott and a federal judge came under criticism for trying to sidestep the Legislature to alter state election law.

  • Oct 13, 2020
  • 3:44 PM

Party Chaos Threatens Mexican President’s Administration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Andrés Manuel López Obrador created his own party to win Mexico’s presidency. Now its internal weakness and divisions threaten to undermine his administration.

  • Oct 13, 2020
  • 11:46 AM

To Dodge Sanctions, Venezuela Turns to Asia Asphalt Giant

MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s overseas bank accounts had been frozen, hampering its ability to pay vendors on whom it relies to keep the nation’s crude flowing.

  • Oct 8, 2020
  • 12:57 PM

Dissolved Migrant Caravan Sign of Tougher Guatemala Stance

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government’s halt of more than 3,000 Honduran migrants who had set out for the United States amid the pandemic signaled that U.S. pressure on immigration continues to extend southward.

  • Oct 5, 2020
  • 6:17 PM

Pence Ordered Borders Closed After CDC Experts Refused

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the U.S. borders, overruling the agency’s scientists who said there was no evidence the action would slow the coronavirus, according to two former health officials. The action has so far caused nearly 150,000 children and adults to be expelled from the country.

  • Oct 5, 2020
  • 10:13 AM

Black Singer of Regional Mexican Music Sparks Buzz, Emotion

Sarah Palafox, an African American woman raised by a Mexican immigrant family, has generated excitement online with her versions of regional Mexican music.

  • Oct 5, 2020
  • 9:53 AM

Mexican Workers Send Home Huge Amounts of Money Amid Virus

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic stopped work for nearly a month at the California farm where Luis earns $80 a day picking tomatoes, but that didn’t stop him from sending $800 to family in Mexico.

  • Oct 2, 2020
  • 4:51 PM

Report: FEMA Fumbled in Puerto Rico After Storms Irma, Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A U.S. government report published Thursday found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency mismanaged the distribution of goods in Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma and Maria, leading to delays in the delivery of food and water.

  • Oct 2, 2020
  • 11:15 AM

Guatemala Vows to Detain, Return New Migrant Caravan

MORALES, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala vowed to detain and return members of a new caravan of about 2,000 migrants that set out from neighboring Honduras in hopes of reaching the United States, saying they represent a health threat amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Oct 2, 2020
  • 8:40 AM

Bolivian Women Skateboard in Aymara Garb to Showcase Culture

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The traditional bowler hats, bright blouses and long, plaited “pollera” skirts of the young women contrast with the skateboards under their feet as they swoop back and forth on the skate ramp in Bolivia’s largest city.

  • Oct 1, 2020
  • 5:42 PM

Hundreds of Honduran Migrants Set Out for US Amid Pandemic

CORINTO, Honduras (AP) — About 2,000 Honduran migrants hoping to reach the United States entered Guatemala on foot Thursday morning, testing the newly reopened frontier that had been shut by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Oct 1, 2020
  • 1:52 PM

Board: Puerto Rico Education Agency Paid $84M to Non-Workers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances announced Wednesday that it has contacted federal and local law enforcement agencies after discovering the island’s Department of Education paid more than $84 million to people who no longer work there.

  • Sep 30, 2020
  • 5:19 PM

Argentine Cartoonist Quino, Creator of ‘Mafalda’ Comic, Dies

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Joaquín Salvador Lavado, an Argentine cartoonist better known as “Quino″ whose satirical comic strip about a socially conscious girl named Mafalda with a loathing for soup found fans across Latin America, Europe and beyond, died Wednesday. He was 88.

  • Sep 30, 2020
  • 4:56 PM

Mexico Official: Definitive COVID-19 Toll Will Take 2 Years

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country’s death toll from COVID-19 won’t be available for “a couple of years.”

  • Sep 28, 2020
  • 11:01 AM

Push Within El Salvador to Advance Priest Massacre Case

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — For years, attempts within El Salvador to investigate and prosecute the masterminds of a massacre of six Jesuit priests during that country’s civil war have been delayed and deflected by legal maneuvers.

  • Sep 25, 2020
  • 3:38 PM

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