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Sandinista militias stand guard at a torn down barricade after police and pro-government militias stormed the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  Heavily armed police and militias laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Cristibal Venegas)
Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic cityNicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians lay siege and retook a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Cuba disputes Mexican airline finding on deadly May crashA finding by a Mexican airline that pilot error was to blame for a deadly passenger jet crash in May was dismissed as premature Tuesday by the Cuban authorities charged with determining the cause of the accident
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Lottery scam kingpin's property forfeited; will aid victimsCash and jewelry seized from a Jamaican man accused of masterminding a large lottery scam in the U.S. will be liquidated and the proceeds doled out to victims under a federal judge's order
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Mother of Brazilian soccer star rescued from kidnappersPolice in Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul say the mother of a famous soccer star has been rescued from kidnappers
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this July 12, 2018 photo, Alicia Galicia, left, holds a sign as she waits for Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador outside the headquarters at the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. Alicia and others residents on Atenco, arrived to deliver a letter to the President Elect to ask him to stand against the construction of a new Mexico City airport. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or smallEach morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd outside white, two-story offices of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in hopes he can help with everything from pensions to clemency for a jailed loved one or even offer a job
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this July 8, 2018 file photo, a supporter of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves a banner decorated with an image depicting da Silva and message that reads in Portuguese: "Free Lula," in front of the Federal Police Department where he is serving jail time, in Curitiba, Brazil. A Brazilian appeals court judge ordered Da Silva released from jail on July 8, 2018, but another judge has asked the police to hold off on the order. (AP Photo/Denis Ferreira Netto, File)
Brazil's Lula is in jail but never far from the headlinesBrazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has not faded from the headlines during three months in jail
The Associated Press13 hours ago
US pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrantsThe United States is pledging an additional $6 million in aid to help Colombia respond to the massive influx of Venezuelans fleeing their country's economic and humanitarian crisis
The Associated Press1 day ago
The sister of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died after he was shot in the chest at a barricade during an attack by the police and paramilitary forces, cries at his burial in Masaya, Nicaragua, Monday, July 16, 2018. Tensions in Nicaragua erupted this spring after the government announced cuts to social security but then widened into a call for President Daniel Ortega to leave power. The crisis has left around 270 dead and more than 2,000 wounded as forces loyal to the government crack down on opponents. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
Families bury the dead after bloody weekend in NicaraguaFamilies began burying the dead following a bloody weekend in Nicaragua as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by anti-government demonstrators demanding President Daniel Ortega's exit from office
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ex-Venezuelan energy official pleads guilty in graft caseA former official at a state-run electric company in Caracas, Venezuela, has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy relating to an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in the Venezuelan oil industry
The Associated Press1 day ago
Salvadoran mother separated from son to remain in custodyAn immigration judge says a Salvadoran woman who was separated from her 8-year-old son when she entered the United States must remain in custody, prolonging her reunification wait
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Funeral home attack leaves 5 dead, 9 wounded in MexicoFive people were killed and nine wounded after gunmen burst into a funeral home and attacked mourners in the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas
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Ex-rebel leader in Colombia refuses Senate seat in protestA former rebel leader recently elected to Colombia's Senate says he's refusing to take office out of protest
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Puerto Ricans return to power grid, but fear for long termPuerto Ricans in remote areas are cheering to finally get electricity back nearly a year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, though they wary of turmoil at power company and state of island's power grid
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Mexican president-elect slashes his own salaryMexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn 40 percent of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government.
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2017 file photo, Haiti's Prime Minister Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant stands on stage during his confirmation ceremony at the National Palace,  in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Lafontant resigned Saturday, July 14, 2018, amid criticism for his failed attempt to increase fuel prices. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)
Haiti to name new prime minister 'as soon as possible'Haiti's president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible following the resignation of the country's second highest official
The Associated Press2 days ago
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