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Chile's worst wildfires destroy everything in their pathResidents of Pumanque, a community south of the Chilean capital have lost most of their belongings and their livelihood to some of the worst wildfires in their country's history
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Lawyer: Panama to allow ex-dictator Noriega house arrestA lawyer for Panama's jailed ex-dictator Manuel Noriega says a court has granted him house arrest so he can prepare for brain surgery
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Attorney says former Panama leader Manuel Noriega allowed house arrest pending surgeryAttorney says former Panama leader Manuel Noriega allowed house arrest pending surgery
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, new government cargo trucks used to transport imported food wait outside the entrance of the Laramar warehouse in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, the port city where the majority of Venezuela's imported food arrives. The calls by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to sanction Venezuelan officials for profiting from food shortages come in response to an Associated Press investigation that found trafficking in hard-to-find food has become big business in Venezuela, with the military at the heart of the graft.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
US lawmakers propose sanctions for Venezuela food corruptionVenezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country
The Associated Press3 hours ago
France's President in Colombia to show support for peaceFrench President Francois Hollande is in Colombia's capital as part of a two-day tour in which he's expressing his support for a peace deal to end the country's half-century conflict
The Associated Press5 hours ago
United States Customs and Border Protection officials block access to Tijuana, Mexico, at the San Ysidro Port of Entry with San Diego, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with USProtesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Mexico identifies 56 sets of human remains in mass graveProsecutors say 56 sets of human remains have been identified in a jumble of bone fragments found at a mass burial pit in the border state of Nuevo Leon
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Bullfighting returns to Colombia's capital amid protestsHundreds of protesters are harassing spectators making their way to a bullfight ring in Colombia's capital for the first such events in four years
The Associated Press1 day ago
Trump's State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pactPresident Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state nominee says he'd review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a deal that was enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration
The Associated Press1 day ago
Surrounded by journalists, protesters topple a pinata in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday, Jan. 20 2017, amid apprehension in Mexico regarding his previous comments about Mexico and his promise to build a border wall to halt migration. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet Jan. 31Officials say Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump have spoken by phone and are scheduled to meet later this month, officials announced
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police enter Brazil prison after gang clash; control tenuousMilitary police entered a prison in northeastern Brazil on Saturday, establishing tenuous control after a week of chaos and fighting between rival gangs that left 26 inmates dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico governor rejects federal control board ordersPuerto Rico's new governor is rejecting orders from a federal control board in the first clash over how best to tackle the island government's deep financial crisis
The Associated Press2 days ago
Officials: Mexican activist had fled, shot when he returnedHuman rights officials say an environmentalist shot to death in Mexico had fled his community almost 10 years ago and was killed when he returned to visit a sick relative
The Associated Press3 days ago
Standoff at Brazil prison where 26 killed over weekendInmates wielding knives, machetes and cell phones hold their ground at a prison in northeast Brazil where 26 were recently killed
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE-  In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki attends a session of the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil. Zavascki's son said that his father was on a plane that crashed off the coast of the city in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil investigates crash that killed Car Wash probe judgeBrazilian authorities are investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against key politicians
The Associated Press3 days ago
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