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AP Exclusive: Vatican Knew of Argentine Bishop Misconduct

The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that Gustavo Zanchetta had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians.

  • Jan 20, 2019
  • 2:21 pm

Fireball at Illegal Mexico Pipeline Tap Kills 66; 85 Missing

Just a few feet from where the pipeline passed through an alfalfa field, the dead seem to have fallen in heaps, perhaps as they stumbled over each other or tried to help one another in the moments after a geyser of gasoline shot into the air Friday.

  • Jan 19, 2019
  • 3:50 pm

When One School Is Wedged Onto Another and Starts Taking Its Space: An L.A. Campus Story

Scenes like this are playing out across Los Angeles this week as L.A.’s public-school teachers go on a historic strike.

  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 7:30 pm

Queer Brazilians Are Using Art to Resist Bolsonaro’s Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

“Music and art always held the role of strengthening people, and since we never had created a song before we felt like it was time to try something new and unexpected,” Papel & Caneta spokesperson  André Chaves said in an interview with LAND.

  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1:49 pm

Car Bomb Kills at Least 21 in Bogotá

The attack at the Santander General School may have been a suicide bombing, an act of violence that would be unprecedented in Colombia’s history.

  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1:33 pm

Spanish-Language Reporter Facing Deportation Denied Bond

An immigration judge denied bond for Manuel Durán during a hearing in Jena, Louisiana, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement.

  • Jan 17, 2019
  • 3:09 pm

Watchdog: Many More Migrant Families May Have Been Separated

The report found ongoing problems keeping track of children, which could affect their well-being.

  • Jan 17, 2019
  • 12:10 pm

Venezuela’s Opposition Calls Maduro’s Government Illegitimate

The opposition-controlled legislative body approved tentative resolutions in an effort to promote a transitional government.

  • Jan 17, 2019
  • 7:00 am

Rallies Call for Release of Detained Immigration Activist

In New York City, Los Angles, Boston, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, small crowds of supporters held signs saying “Free Eduardo Now” and chanted and banged drums as they delivered petitions to officials at the federal offices.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 9:34 pm

Teachers Strike Updates: L.A. Strongly Supports Teachers, New LMU Survey Shows

“I believe that there are resources available to end this strike,” School Board Member Scott M. Schmerelson said.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 9:14 pm

What One Puerto Rican Activist Told Judge About Debt Restructuring Case

These debt negotiations should not put profits over people.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 5:31 pm

Judge Hears Major Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring Case

The hearing involves more than $17 billion worth of debt backed by sales-tax bonds that the government issued, representing nearly a third of the island’s overall bonded debt.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 4:42 pm

After Crossing Into Guatemala, Migrants Set Sights on Mexico

Migrants leaving Central America routinely cite widespread poverty, lack of opportunity and rampant gang violence as their motivation.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 4:12 pm

Brazil’s President Relaxes Gun Laws, More Changes Expected

Brazilians will no longer have to explain their desire for a gun to a police official, and each person can own four guns, up from two.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 11:29 am

After Countless Protests Against Gender Violence in Puerto Rico, Rosselló Finally Met with Local Feminists

The organization Colectiva Feminista en Construcción has been working tirelessly to bring attention to the issue of violence against women in Puerto Rico

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 3:50 pm

Chilean Bishops Meet With Pope Francis to Discuss Abuse Crisis

Since his trip to Chile last year, the Vatican and the Chilean Church have taken steps to ameliorate the scandal.

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 11:40 am

Board Seeks to Invalidate $6B Worth of Puerto Rico’s Debt

It said late Monday the debt includes all general obligation bonds that were issued in 2012 and 2014 in “clear violation” of debt limits established by the island’s Constitution.

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 10:20 am

Trump’s Cuba Policy Hurts Private Sector, New Figures Say

It has had a devastating effect on owners and employees of the country’s 24,185 private bed-and-breakfasts and 2,170 private restaurants known as paladares.

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 10:11 am

Witnesses: Men in Police Garb Massacred Civilians in Haiti

Some residents and local rights groups say the killers were gang members working with corrupt police to seize territory in the La Saline gang war.

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 7:21 pm

The Strike Is On! Updates from the L.A. Teachers Strike

It began officially at 7am local time on Monday, January 14. Rain and tacos greeted picketers.

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 4:06 pm

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested Amid Standoff With Maduro

Venezuela’s National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales gestures before a crowd of opposition supporters during an open meeting in Caraballeda, Vargas State, Venezuela, on January 13, 2019. (Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 1:18 pm