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CORRECTS LOCATION - Dennysse Vadell sits between her daughters Veronica, right, and Cristina holding a digital photograph of father and husband Tomeu who is currently jailed in Venezuela, in Katy, Texas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Tomeu Vadell is one of six executives from Houston-based Citgo who has spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges. (AP Photo/John L Mone)
Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoilSix executives from the Houston-based Citgo oil company, five of them Americans, have spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoilVenezuela is banning air and sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands _ a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Trucks loaded with USAID humanitarian aid for Venezuela are escorted by police as they arrive at the Tienditas International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troopsU.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in belief it could break a month-long standoff, but top commanders are showing no signs of breaking loyalty to Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Residents shop at an open-air market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks and allegations of government corruption. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license platesAuthorities in Haiti say five U.S. citizens are among eight men who have been detained with automatic weapons and other arms, and they are investigating whether anyone authorized their entry into the country
The Associated Press1 hour ago
5 to stand trial in Guatemala shelter fire that killed 41A Guatemalan judge has ordered five current and former officials to stand trial over a blaze that killed 41 girls at a state-run home for troubled youth
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Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US borderOfficials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila say that an empty assembly plant used to house about 1,600 Central American migrants during the past two weeks has closed
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Venezuela official: Maritime links with Dutch Caribbean islands closed indefinitely amid political turmoilVenezuela official: Maritime links with Dutch Caribbean islands closed indefinitely amid political turmoil
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Vendors wait for clients at an open-air market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks and allegations of government corruption. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protestBusinesses and government offices are slowly reopening across Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters over skyrocketing prices and allegations of corruption
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this May 12, 2005 file photo, inmates have their meal in the mess hall at the Islas Marias federal prison island, located 90 miles south of Mazatlan, Mexico.  President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 that he will close the famed island penal colony and will have it converted into a cultural and environmental education center. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region's lastMexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie "Papillon."
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Honduran lawmaker loses seat for defamation convictionA Honduran lawmaker has been stripped of her seat in Congress after being convicted last month of defaming and slandering a local banker
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Nicaragua: Hefty prison terms for farm leaders in protestsA Nicaraguan judge has given lengthy prison terms to three farmers' leaders who participated in protests against President Daniel Ortega's government
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Brazil president fires key aide linked to corruption scandalBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has officially dismissed his key aide in charge of dealings with congress, days after a newspaper linked him to a corruption scandal involving phony candidates and the misuse of campaign funds
The Associated Press1 day ago
1 month after Mexico pipeline fire, toll stands at 130 deadMexican officials say that one month after a fiery explosion at an illegally tapped gasoline pipeline, the death toll stands at 130
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Pope Francis lifts suspension on Nicaraguan priest, poetPope Francis has lifted the suspension imposed in 1983 on Nicaraguan priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bus hits dump truck in Bolivia; at least 24 reported deadBolivian police say a bus has crashed head-on with a dump truck, killing at least 24 people and injuring 12 more
The Associated Press1 day ago
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