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Musil Suarez carries his great granddaughter Alaina on his shoulders as they join a protest near La Fortaleza residence of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló against the governor in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resignThousands of people in Puerto Rico have marched toward the governor's residence in San Juan, carrying the U.S. territory's flag and chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign
The Associated Press8 minutes ago
Lawyer to be Mexico's first body builder at Pan Am GamesCarlos Suárez will be the first Mexican to participate in the body-building competition at the Pan American Games and he spends six hours each day getting his body in peak shape, on top of his responsibilities as a workers' rights lawyer and law professor
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Migrant children sleep on a mattress on the floor of the AMAR migrant shelter in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Asylum-seekers grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policyAsylum-seekers gathered on Mexico's border with the United States are confused and anxious over a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologistsMexico's president cutting budgets for all, from athletes to archaeologists
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro: Make South America Great AgainBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is urging his South American colleagues to borrow a slogan from America's Donald Trump and focus on making their own nations great rather than emphasizing regional brotherhood
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro onlineAuthorities in Venezuela have released from prison a musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolás Maduro's government
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Cuba says nationwide blackouts to end by SaturdayCuba's energy minister says breakdowns in the country's power plants have caused blackouts across the country, and promises the problem will be solved by Saturday.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Karen Palacios, center, is helped by family members after she was released from prison at Los Teques on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Palacios who plays the clarinet and was cut from the National Philharmonic for criticizing the government, was detained for 6 weeks. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting governmentAuthorities in Venezuela have released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolas Maduro's government
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Rio governor: rising police killings 'normal,' will continueAmid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state's tough-talking governor says it is "normal" for the rate to increase and it will likely keep going up during his administration
The Associated Press21 hours ago
California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to deathA federal racketeering indictment alleges that members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed a series of murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest
The Associated Press21 hours ago
AP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum banAP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum ban
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Migrants line up along an entrance to the border crossing as they wait to apply for asylum in the United States, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. Dozens of immigrants lined up Tuesday at a major Mexico border crossing, waiting to learn how the Trump administration's plans to end most asylum protections would affect their hopes of taking refuge in the United States. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sueHundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?The Trump administration needs to decide by July 27 whether or not to allow Chevron to keep operating in Venezuela
The Associated Press1 day ago
This July 15, 2019 photo released by Itajai Civil Police shows the seat of a car embroidered with a fake Ferrari logo,  inside a workshop in Itajai, Brazil. Brazilian police dismantled the clandestine workshop run by a father and son who assembled fake Ferraris and Lamborghinis to order, in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina. (Itajai Civil Police via AP)
Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factoryBrazilian police say they've shut down a small clandestine factory that was producing fake Ferraris and Lamborghinis
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 7, 2011 file photo, then presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo takes part in a campaign rally in Lima, Peru. The Peruvian public prosecutor's office said Tuesday, July 16, 2019, that the Toledo the former president was arrested in the United States where he currently resides, on an extradition order requested by Peru to stand trial for a corruption case involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo arrested in USUS, Peruvian authorities say former president Alejandro Toledo, wanted on corruption charges, has been arrested in the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
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