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Brazil's Bolsonaro picks pastor as latest education ministerBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has announced his second pick to head the education ministry in 11 days
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2019, file photo, then senate second Vice President and now Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez arrives at Congress in La Paz, Bolivia. Interim President Anez has announced on Thursday, July 9, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
COVID hits dozens of Latin leaders, including presidentsThe COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through  the leadership of Latin America,  with two more presidents and a powerful official testing positive this week for the new coronavirus
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Lives Lost: Young Venezuelan dreamed of better life in PeruYurancy Castillo did not want to leave her family
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil LGBTQ group hides from virus in Copacabana building About 50 LGBTQ people have sheltered from the new coronavirus in a formerly abandoned building a few blocks from Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach
The Associated Press1 day ago
President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrive for an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Mexican president's US visit cordial, lacking in substancePresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador's first encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump successfully distracted from multiple crises at home but produced few tangible results
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, stands among supporters as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's eliteInterim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for the new coronavirus but feels strong and will continue working from isolation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela socialist party boss announces he has COVID-19Venezuelan socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-ranking leader in the distressed South American nation to come down with the virus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for COVID-19, ‘feels strong’Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for COVID-19, ‘feels strong’
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019 file photo, logs are stacked at a lumber mill surrounded by recently charred and deforested fields near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil. Dozens of Brazilian corporations are calling for a crackdown on illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest, expressing their concerns in a letter Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to the vice president, who heads the government's council on that region. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
Brazil asks investment firms to adopt protected Amazon areasBrazil’s government has proposed that global asset-managers adopt protected areas in the Amazon rainforest in order to curb illegal deforestation ahead of the season farmers traditionally use fire to clear land and brush
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, a new budget that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for one year as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
Justice secretary resigns as Puerto Rico turmoil deepensPuerto Rico’s newest justice secretary has resigned in the wake of an investigation targeting the U.S. territory’s governor, who remains under scrutiny
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks at a cell phone as he stands outside his official residence, Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Bolsonaro said Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Bolsonaro now 'poster boy' for dubious COVID-19 treatmentAfter months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a swearing-in ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro’s latest education minister offered his resignation Tuesday, June 30, 2020, just days after his appointment, creating a new headache for the embattled leader as he struggles to start a new chapter at the ministry and shore up flagging support. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Bolsonaro becomes 'poster boy' for unproven virus treatmentAfter months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ex-Mexico governor arrested in Miami on extradition requestMexico’s Attorney General’s Office says U.S. authorities in Florida have arrested a former Mexican governor for extradition on corruption charges
The Associated Press2 days ago
AP Explains: Options narrowing for Venezuela's oppositionVenezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is increasingly moving to sideline the opposition led by U.S.-backed lawmaker Juan Guaidó
The Associated Press2 days ago
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