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Opposition Calls on Haitians to ‘Rise Up’ as Strife Deepens

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians chanted “Down with kidnapping! Down with dictatorship!” as they marched through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, bolstering opposition leaders who stepped up their demands that President Jovenel Moïse resign.

  • Feb 11, 2021
  • 8:53 AM

Report: Colombia Failing to Protect Human Rights Defenders

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Colombia has failed to protect human rights activists in its remote communities, resulting in hundreds of slayings since the government reached a peace deal with the country’s biggest rebel movement in 2016, an international monitoring group said Wednesday.

  • Feb 10, 2021
  • 5:48 PM

In Biden’s Early Days, Signs of Trump-Era Problems at Border

Long-term holding facilities for children who cross the border alone —some sent by parents forced to wait in Mexico— are 80% full.

  • Feb 10, 2021
  • 9:17 AM

Puerto Rico Prepares to Reopen Schools 1 Year After Pandemic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials announced Monday that five grades will return to in-person classes next month as the U.S. territory prepares to reopen public schools for the first time in a year, causing some parents to worry about a potential increase in coronavirus cases.

  • Feb 9, 2021
  • 5:20 PM

Mexico to Allow Appeals on Social Media Account Cancellation

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented for public comment a proposed set of regulations on Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies.

  • Feb 9, 2021
  • 4:59 PM

Sources: Biden Officials Snub Salvadoran Leader in DC Trip

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration turned down a meeting request with El Salvador’s president on an unannounced trip to Washington last week, as criticism of the Central American leader mounts among Democrats, three people with knowledge of the decision said Monday.

  • Feb 9, 2021
  • 1:41 PM

Colombia Will Legalize Undocumented Venezuelan Migrants

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombia said Monday it will register hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants and refugees currently in the country without papers, in a bid to provide them with legal residence permits and facilitate their access to health care and legal employment opportunities.

  • Feb 8, 2021
  • 6:32 PM

Longtime ESPN Baseball Correspondent Pedro Gomez Dies at 58

Pedro Gomez, a longtime baseball correspondent for ESPN who covered more than 25 World Series, has died. He was 58.

  • Feb 8, 2021
  • 12:41 PM

Biden Ending Deals With Central America Restricting Asylum

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is withdrawing the U.S. from agreements with three Central American countries that restricted the ability of people to seek asylum at the southwest border, part of a broad effort to undo the immigration policies of President Donald Trump.

  • Feb 7, 2021
  • 2:53 PM

Immigrants in Sanctuary in Churches Hope Biden Offers Relief

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — For over three years, María Macario has been too afraid to leave the white steepled First Parish church just outside Boston.

  • Feb 5, 2021
  • 5:36 PM

Mexico Arrests Ex-Governor in Case of Tortured Journalist

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of a former Mexican governor on charges he ordered the torture of a journalist gave hope to activists who believe the case could reveal the ties between powerful businessmen, politicians and organized crime and strike a blow against Mexico’s notorious impunity.

  • Feb 5, 2021
  • 12:47 PM

Desperation Grows as Mexico Runs Out of Vaccines

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Desperation mounted in Mexico Thursday as the country runs out of coronavirus vaccines, a government registration website crashed for a third straight day and restaurant workers protested virus restrictions they say are driving them into poverty.

  • Feb 4, 2021
  • 4:43 PM

US Ends Deal With Arizona Restricting Biden on Immigration

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has terminated an unusual agreement that Arizona’s top prosecutor signed with the agency in the waning days of the Trump administration to try to restrict President Joe Biden’s ability to overhaul his predecessor’s immigration policies.

  • Feb 4, 2021
  • 12:24 PM

Puerto Rico’s Governor Unveils Budget Priorities Amid Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor said Wednesday that modernizing government services, repairing roads and increasing the salaries of certain public workers are among the priorities in the U.S. territory’s proposed $10.7 billion budget.

  • Feb 3, 2021
  • 8:15 PM

Ecuador to Pick New President Amid Deepening Economic Crisis

More than a dozen candidates have entered the presidential race, making a runoff election on April 11 virtually certain.

  • Feb 3, 2021
  • 3:39 PM

Dozen State Police Charged in the Massacre of 19 in Mexico

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A dozen state police officers have been arrested for allegedly killing 19 people, including Guatemalan migrants, whose bodies were found shot and burned near the U.S. border late in January, Mexican authorities announced Tuesday.

  • Feb 3, 2021
  • 9:40 AM

Puerto Rico to Get Billions for Storm Aid, Reconstruction

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $6 billion in federal funds to help prepare the U.S. territory for future hurricanes and other disasters, officials said Tuesday.

  • Feb 2, 2021
  • 5:49 PM

Biden’s Immigration Moves Show Limits as Congress Waits

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a second wave of splashy announcements to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, President Joe Biden showed where he sees perils and limitations.

  • Feb 2, 2021
  • 5:29 PM

Biden Expands Quick Bid to Undo Trump’s Immigration Policies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday announced steps to address harm to thousands of families that were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, expanding efforts to quickly undo relentless changes to immigration policy over the last four years.

  • Feb 2, 2021
  • 7:45 AM

Hundreds Deported Under Biden, Including Witness to Massacre

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has deported hundreds of immigrants in its early days despite his campaign pledge to stop removing most people in the U.S. illegally at the beginning of his term.

  • Feb 2, 2021
  • 7:33 AM

Death Threat Against 11-Year-Old Activist Outrages Colombia

VILLETA, Colombia (AP) — A social media death threat aimed at an 11-year-old environmental activist has roused outrage in Colombia, a nation where attacks on social leaders are common and threats are taken seriously.

  • Feb 1, 2021
  • 12:48 PM

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