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Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential raceThree presidential candidates in Mexico have accepted the nominations of the country's main parties for the July 1 election
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamiteBolivian authorities now say that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas tanks as initially thought
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYCA key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal says he feels his story finally has been heard after meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator for more than three hours
The Associated Press1 day ago
A downed helicopter lays in its side on top of a van, in Santiago Jimitepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from the Friday's earth quake crashed killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on groundA military helicopter on a mission to assess damage from a powerful earthquake in southern Mexico flipped onto townspeople who had camped outside for fear that their homes might collapse
The Associated Press1 day ago
Students from a public school sit in an open area after being evacuated, in Veracruz, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destructionMexico has escaped major destruction from Friday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake, with mostly minor damage and no deaths directly caused by the temblor five months after two other quakes killed hundreds
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Chile abuse victim: story is finally heardA key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal says he feels his story finally has been heard after meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator for more than three hours
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexicans hold mournful procession for endangered porpoiseHundreds of activists and artists in Mexico held a mournful, dirge-like procession for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise Saturday, as the species' numbers fell below 30
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: 50 homes damaged after Mexico quakeMexican authorities are reporting damage in a southern town from Friday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thirteen dead, 15 injured after helicopter assessing quake damage crashes in southern Mexico, prosecutor's office saysThirteen dead, 15 injured after helicopter assessing quake damage crashes in southern Mexico, prosecutor's office says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Students from a public school sit in an open area after being evacuated, in Veracruz, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central MexicoA powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital
The Associated Press2 days ago
The Latest: Mexico quake came in zone known for big tremorsA U.S. Geological Survey expert says Friday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake in southern Mexico was not in the aftershock zone from an even more powerful 8.2 quake last Sept. 7
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's then Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez gives a press conference backdropped by an image of independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. Ramirez, Venezuela’s former oil czar, is being sued by a Houston company that alleges he was behind alleged demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the country. The lawsuit was filed Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Houston firm sues ex Venezuelan oil czar Ramirez over bribesVenezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez is being sued by a Houston company that alleges he was behind alleged demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the country
The Associated Press2 days ago
USGS: Earthquake shaking south and central Mexico has preliminary magnitude of 7.5USGS: Earthquake shaking south and central Mexico has preliminary magnitude of 7.5
The Associated Press2 days ago
A powerful earthquake is shaking buildings in Mexico CityA powerful earthquake is shaking buildings in Mexico City
The Associated Press2 days ago
Puerto Rico to reduce power generation amid cash shortfallPuerto Rico's power company says it will dial down the generation of electricity starting this weekend as a federal control board urgently seeks a $300 million loan for the troubled utility after a judge rejected a previous $1 billion loan request
The Associated Press2 days ago
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