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Guatemala pulls diplomatic credentials of UN body's workersGuatemala has withdrawn diplomatic immunity from 11 workers with a U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission who have investigated cases of alleged corruption _ including ones targeting President Jimmy Morales' son and brother
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitutionCuba says language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
The Latest: Standoff ends as US processes asylum seekersAttorneys say six Honduran asylum seekers have been allowed to claim asylum at a U.S. border crossing in San Diego after spending a chilly night on a tiny piece of U.S. soil
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Lawmakers call for probe into Guatemalan child's deathLawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death are demanding an investigation into the response by federal agents
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Blaze destroys at least 600 houses in Brazil neighborhood.Brazilian officials say a fire has engulfed a low-income neighborhood in the northern city of Manaus, destroying at least 600 wooden houses
The Associated Press2 hours ago
US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern MexicoThe United States is pledging $5.8 billion in aid for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US hospital ship returns after treating Venezuelan migrantsA U.S. Navy hospital ship has returned home after its medical crew treated thousands of people in Central and South America
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Judge inclined to free DEA agent accused of helping gangA federal judge in Chicago says she's inclined to free a DEA agent on bond pending trial on charges he joined the agency specifically to help a murderous Puerto Rican-based gang traffic guns and cocaine
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Guatemala: Body of girl who died in US custody set to returnGuatemalan authorities say they have completed documentation needed to clear the way for repatriation of the body of a 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The US is pledging $10.6 billion for Central America, southern Mexico to discourage migrationThe US is pledging $10.6 billion for Central America, southern Mexico to discourage migration
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Ex head of DEA post in Colombia cleared in misconduct probeThe former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's office in Colombia has been cleared of wrongdoing following a probe of misconduct allegations, including accusations he used government resources to hire prostitutes
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Family: Blind Michigan woman vanishes during visit to PeruA blind Michigan woman has gone missing after traveling to Peru for a wedding
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mexico doubles minimum wage in northern border zonesMexico's new government is increasing minimum wages across the country by 16 percent and doubling the minimum wage in a narrow stretch of territory along the border with the United States
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Activists for migrant rights pack their belongings after accompanying a group of Honduran asylum seekers at San Diego's Otay Mesa port of entry, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Six Honduran asylum seekers spent a chilly night camped out on a tiny patch of U.S. soil at a San Diego border crossing seeking to have their claims processed. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Border impasse ends as US lets 6 Hondurans apply for asylumThe asylum claims of six Hondurans have been accepted for processing, ending a 17-hour standoff with U.S. authorities on a tiny piece of U.S. soil
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Venezuelan migrants hit Peru's street, dancing to surviveA trio of Venezuelan migrants is eking out a living 90 seconds at a time on a busy intersection of Peru's capital _ doing acrobatics and breakdancing to survive after fleeing their homeland's economic crisis
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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