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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 Press1 hour ago
US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from momU.S. Border Patrol officials said a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week's Time magazine was never separated from her mother, despite the image of the child standing alone
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 Press6 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 Press12 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 Press18 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 Press18 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 Press21 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 Press22 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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
Mexico court upholds ruling against presidential candidateMexico's federal Electoral Tribunal has upheld a finding of campaign irregularities by independent presidential candidate Jaime Rodriguez
The Associated Press1 day ago
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