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Mexico seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at seaMexico's navy says it has seized more than 1,300 pounds (630 kilograms) of cocaine from a speedboat off the country's Pacific coast
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro proposes raising pension retirement ageBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is presenting a proposal to make Brazilians work longer before they can receive a pension as part of an effort to rescue the troubled retirement system
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Mexico activist killed days before pipeline referendumA community activist fighting against an energy project that would build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town has been killed three days before a scheduled public referendum on the project
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Customs intercepts over $12M in meth at border crossingCustoms and Border Protection agents intercepted nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine inside a truck carrying frozen strawberries that crossed into the U.S. from Mexico
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in VenezuelaA deadly crackdown by a special police force unit spreads fear among young protesters in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Migrants who are awaiting their chance to request asylum in the U.S. pass the time inside a shelter in Bachilleres gymnasium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Hundreds of migrants, some of whom arrived from the recently closed shelter in Piedras Negras on the Mexico-U.S. border, are camped out in the gym waiting their chance to submit their asylum request at the El Paso port of entry. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)
Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US borderOfficials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila say they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined during the past two weeks
The Associated Press15 hours ago
CORRECTS LOCATION - Dennysse Vadell sits between her daughters Veronica, right, and Cristina holding a digital photograph of father and husband Tomeu who is currently jailed in Venezuela, in Katy, Texas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Tomeu Vadell is one of six executives from Houston-based Citgo who has spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges. (AP Photo/John L Mone)
Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoilSix executives from the Houston-based Citgo oil company, five of them Americans, have spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoilVenezuela is banning air and sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands _ a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Trucks loaded with USAID humanitarian aid for Venezuela are escorted by police as they arrive at the Tienditas International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The U.S. military airlifted tons of humanitarian aid as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival for the leadership of the South American nation. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troopsU.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in belief it could break a month-long standoff, but top commanders are showing no signs of breaking loyalty to Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Residents shop at an open-air market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks and allegations of government corruption. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license platesAuthorities in Haiti say five U.S. citizens are among eight men who have been detained with automatic weapons and other arms, and they are investigating whether anyone authorized their entry into the country
The Associated Press17 hours ago
5 to stand trial in Guatemala shelter fire that killed 41A Guatemalan judge has ordered five current and former officials to stand trial over a blaze that killed 41 girls at a state-run home for troubled youth
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Venezuela official: Maritime links with Dutch Caribbean islands closed indefinitely amid political turmoilVenezuela official: Maritime links with Dutch Caribbean islands closed indefinitely amid political turmoil
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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