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Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal woundsNearly 37 years after Argentina and Britain fought a war over the Falkland Islands, veterans and relatives of those who died say that the recovery of certain objects taken as war trophies has helped heal their scars
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Haiti parliament ousts prime minister in no-confidence voteHaitian Prime Minister Henry Ceant has been thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and frequent opposition protests that have paralyzed the country
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo addresses the New Economy Forum Globalization Dialogues at the United Nations in New York. U.S. authorities announced Monday, March 18, 2019 that Toledo, who Peruvian authorities have asked to be extradited for his alleged ties to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, was released after a brief detention on suspicion of public intoxication in California. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkennessAuthorities say former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan forces crossed border since Feb.Colombian authorities say about 1,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces have fled to Colombia since last month, abandoning the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Nicaragua talks on hold as both sides trade accusationsNicaragua's government and opposition are accusing each other of undermining the latest round political dialogue, after police arrested more than 100 people at a weekend protest
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this photo released Monday, March 18, 2019, by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is Alejandro Toledo. Authorities say a former Peruvian president who is wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication over the weekend and was briefly detained. San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Rosemerry Blankswade said Monday that Alejandro Toledo was arrested Sunday night near a restaurant near the San Francisco Bay city of Menlo Park. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP)
The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queriesFormer Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Cubans complain about US visa restrictionsCubans have had widespread access to social media for just a few months, and they're embracing it to bombard U.S. diplomats in Havana with complaints about new visa restrictions
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Correction: Puerto Rico-Murder for Hire storyCorrection: Puerto Rico-Murder for Hire story
The Associated Press14 hours ago
IMF staff concludes third review of Argentina programIMF staff concludes third review of Argentina program
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Brazil school reopens after deadly shootingTeachers and some students have returned to a Brazilian school in Sao Paulo, less than a week after two armed men raided it, killing seven people and injuring nine others
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Catholic Church criticizes amnesty proposal in El SalvadorCatholic Church leaders in El Salvador have condemned a proposal being considered by lawmakers that would grant amnesty to those who committed serious crimes during the country's civil conflict in the 1980s and early 1990s
The Associated Press1 day ago
Female referees attend a press conference to announce the early implementation of a plan to professionalize women's soccer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)
Argentina announces professionalization of women's soccerArgentina's soccer association has announced that the national women's league will now be granted professional status
The Associated Press2 days ago
A supporter of President Nicolas Maduro holds a painting depicting the late president Hugo Chavez on the right corner, and President Nicolas Maduro during an anti-imperialist march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, March 16, 2019.  Many were clad in red, the color associated with the movement led by Chavez, the former military officer who declared a socialist "revolution" after coming to power in 1999. He was succeeded after his 2013 death by his protege, Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan opposition leader takes campaign to northern cityVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido embarked on a new stage of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday as the government staged its own rival rally in the capital of Caracas
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lawyer: German journalist detained in Venezuela set freeA human rights attorney says a German freelance journalist jailed in Venezuela since November as a suspected spy has been set free
The Associated Press3 days ago
Puerto Ricans decry austerity, hurricane help at hearingPuerto Ricans decry austerity, pace of federal hurricane recovery funds at hearing nearly two years after Maria
The Associated Press3 days ago
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