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UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in VenezuelaA U.N. report says the rule of law in Venezuela is quickly eroding as officials allow government security forces to kill citizens without any apparent consequences
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Father of girl on Time cover says she's with her motherThe father of the girl who is pictured crying on the cover of this week's Time magazine says the Honduran foreign ministry told him that his daughter is detained with her mother in McAllen, Texas, and the two have not been separated
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Feds indict 11 Salvadorans linked to MS-13 in teens' deathsEleven natives of El Salvador accused of being involved with the MS-13 street gang have been indicted in the slayings of two northern Virginia teenagers
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Soldiers patrol the Chapeu Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Many Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politiciansMany Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - This April 27, 2006 file photo shows the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Smuggler's Gulch west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. Twenty-six days after being apprehended on May 23, 2018 at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating since he only speaks Portuguese.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from sonA Brazilian man who was detained at the US-Mexico border was separated from his 9-year-old son and has not seen him in 26 days
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuanaOpium poppy growers in southern Mexico say prices for their product have been driven so low that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well: marijuana
The Associated Press16 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Guatemalans pick up pieces after devastating volcano eruptions, Colombians elect young conservative as next president, more street clashes in Nicaragua's unrest
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Stray bullets kill 2 14-year-olds as Rio violence risesTwo 14-year-olds have been killed by stray bullets in Rio de Janeiro as violence and police efforts to contain it increase in the Brazilian city
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Colombia: Bodies of kidnapped press workers possibly foundColombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the bodies of three Ecuadorean press workers kidnapped in a conflictive border region may have been found
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Puerto Rico defies board over law protecting workersLegislators in Puerto Rico are challenging a federal control board overseeing the island's finances over a law that protects workers from unjust firings
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Violence keeps Central Americans coming to US despite TrumpLevels of gang violence akin to war zones, endemic poverty and lawlessness: The reasons driving so many Central Americans from their homes are showing no signs of abating despite the separation of children from their parents
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Mexico central bank raises key interest rate to 7.75 percentMexico's central bank has decided to raise its key interbank interest rate to 7.75 percent from 7.5 percent
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Guatemalan girl burned in volcanic eruption dies in TexasAuthorities: Guatemalan child severely burned in the country's recent volcanic eruption has died in a Texas hospital
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 mayoral candidates killed in Mexico, 18 dead so farTwo candidates for mayorships of conflict-ridden rural towns in western Mexico are dead, so far in the 2018 campaign
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cuba slightly loosens controls on state mediaCuba is slightly loosening controls on its state-run media under its new president
The Associated Press1 day ago
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