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Young Cubans make pedal-powered Model T for transport, funIn a country where few can afford a car, some Cuban high school students have built a replica of a Model T Ford propelled with pedals instead of a gasoline engine
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mexico official apologizes to 3 jailed indigenous womenMexico's attorney general has formally apologized to three indigenous women who were jailed for years on kidnapping charges that were later dismissed
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Mass funeral held for 20 Haitians who died in dismal prisonRelatives wail in grief or stare stoically as flowers are placed on 20 caskets at a mass funeral for the latest group of inmates who died miserably in Haiti's largest prison, most without ever having been convicted of any crime
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso's supporters protest outside Ecuador's National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against Lasso, his nearest rival. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Official: Ecuador's presidential election headed to runoffEcuadorean officials say the nail-biter presidential election is heading to an April runoff after results show ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno has fallen just shy of the votes needed to clench a first-round victory
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Mexico's central bank to offer peso coverage contractsMexico's central bank says it will sell $20 billion in peso coverage contracts to cushion the risk of holding the Mexican currency
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ecuador officials say vote count showing presidential election runoff is 'irreversable'Ecuador officials say vote count showing presidential election runoff is 'irreversable'
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Board: Puerto Rico to be hit with painful austerity measuresThe newly appointed head of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances is warning the U.S. territory will be hit with painful austerity measures in upcoming months
The Associated Press6 hours ago
As Mexico awaits US visit, some question point of talksMexican officials are hoping for a bit more calm, less vitriol and more constructive talk with the U.S. this week when the secretaries of state and homeland security arrive
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Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso's supporters protest outside Ecuador's National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against Lasso, his nearest rival. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Ecuador election cliff-hanger: Leader near outright victoryVote counting in Ecuador's presidential election has dragged into a third day with ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno still just short of a definitive first-round victory
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Rio Carnival revelers hunt for bargains amid economic crisisRio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival starts Friday and Brazil's deep recession and worries about security are casting a shadow on the big bash
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Man involved in Mexico crash pulls gun on ambulance crewMexican officials say the driver of an SUV involved in a traffic accident that killed eight people in western Mexico pulled a gun on an ambulance crew taking him to the hospital and escaped in a taxi
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Colombia's president visits rebels as they prepare to disarmColombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm
The Associated Press1 day ago
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capitalAn earthquake causes skyscrapers in Panama's capital to sway and leads to the evacuation of some buildings
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Exclusive" Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jailsHaitian prosecutors and rights activists are sounding an alarm about collapsing conditions at the impoverished country's prisons, saying malnutrition from acute food shortages and a slew of preventable illnesses are leading to an upsurge of inmate deaths
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters of presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso of Creating Opportunities party protest in front of Electoral National Council as they wait for final results of general election in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. With more than 75 percent of polling stations reporting, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had over 38 percent of the votes, compared to just under 30 percent for former banker Guillermo Lasso, the closest contender among seven opposition candidates. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential voteThe hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa heads to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it is uncertain late Sunday whether he will get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival
The Associated Press1 day ago
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