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3 Chilean airplanes grounded by bomb threatsAviation authorities in South America say one airliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Peru and two other flights returned to airports in Chile after Chilean officials reported receiving several bomb threats
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Dog day in Bolivia: Church honors patron saint of caninesMany Bolivians brought their dogs, often freshly groomed and dressed in costumes, to the parish of Villa Adela near the capital for a Mass honoring the patron saint of dogs
The Associated Press2 hours ago
US energy secretary: Mexico's energy independence good goalU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he supports the plans of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to increase the country's energy independence, even if it could mean fewer purchases from U.S. refineries
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Brazilian prosecutors charge 'Dr. Bumbum' with murderBrazilian prosecutors have filed a murder charge against celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado over the death of a patient after the doctor gave her injections to enlarge her buttocks
The Associated Press4 hours ago
TS Lane forecast to become major hurricane in PacificTropical Storm Lane is pushing westward across the eastern Pacific, while Subtropical Storm Ernesto heads across the northern Atlantic in the general direction of Ireland and the United Kingdom
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Argentina offers reward in graft case linked to FernandezArgentina is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of money from a case in which former President Cristina Fernandez is accused of leading a corruption scheme involving officials and business leaders
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Former Virgin Islands senator convicted of theft and fraudA jury in the U.S. Virgin Islands has convicted a former member of the territory's legislature of fraud and theft for diverting funds intended for research into an 19th century labor uprising
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Doctors, nurses protest rule of Venezuela's socialist leaderRiot police have blocked hundreds of doctors and nurses marching toward Venezuela's presidential palace to protest low pay and shortages of medical supplies in the nation's deepening crisis
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern CommandDefense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command.
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
Mexico City bans use of models at city eventsMexico City has banned the use of models known as 'edecanes' at its events, saying the practice runs counter to gender equality policies and embraces an antiquated stereotype
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Brazil's Temer backs other party's presidential candidateBrazilian President Michel Temer is endorsing another party's candidate as well as his own in October's presidential election
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Exiled jurists symbolically sentence Maduro to 18 yearsA panel of self-exiled Venezuelan judges holding a symbolic trial in Colombia has found President Nicolas Maduro guilty of corruption and sentenced him to more than 18 years in prison
The Associated Press1 day ago
In defiant act, Brazil party registers Lula for presidentBrazil's Workers' Party has registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for president, attempting to muscle him into the race to lead Latin America's largest nation and forcing a showdown with electoral authorities
The Associated Press1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Raul Aguad arrive for a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Mattis is on an official visit to several South American countries. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Mattis says US will work more closely with ArgentinaU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cuban dissident says he's been released, still faces chargesA Cuban dissident who was jailed after a car crash involving a security official says he has been released from custody but could still face charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
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