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Puerto Rico set for 2nd voting round after botched primariesPuerto Rico is preparing for a second round of voting after the U.S. territory’s Supreme Court ordered centers to open this Sunday for many unable to cast a ballot during last weekend's botched primaries
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Close adviser to Venezuela's president has coronavirusVenezuela’s communications minister and close adviser to President Nicolás Maduro says he’s been diagnosed with the coronavirus
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Complaints as medical waste piles up outside Mexico hospitalResidents of Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz have complained after photos showed mountains of bagged hospital waste piled up in a patio outside a government hospital
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Mexico judge holds gang leader for trial for fuel theftA Mexican court has ordered the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang held over for trial on organized crime charges
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primariesPuerto Rico’s Supreme Court has ruled that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held this Sunday at centers that never opened or did not remain open for the required eight hours
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Votes in botched primary valid, will be counted; second round to be held at certain centersPuerto Rico Supreme Court: Votes in botched primary valid, will be counted; second round to be held at certain centers
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mexico seizes nearly 500 pounds of fentanyl from SpainMexican customs authorities say they have seized almost 500 pounds (220 kilograms) of a chemical used to make the synthetic opioid fentanyl at a cargo terminal at the Mexico City airport
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Men in full protective suits dig fresh graves at Chacarita cemetery, where many COVID-19 victims are being buried in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020. People are on edge in Argentina, where the number of new coronavirus cases is surging despite nearly five months of strict limits on movement and activities in the Buenos Aires area, home to about two-thirds of the country's population. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
Nerves fray in Argentina, where some flout pandemic lockdownPeople are on edge in Argentina, where the number of new coronavirus cases is surging despite nearly five months of strict limits on movement and activities in the Buenos Aires area, home to about two-thirds of the country’s population
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Oil spill in Venezuela stains treasured Caribbean beachesAuthorities in Venezuela say an oil spill has coated a stretch of the crisis-wracked nation’s pristine Caribbean coastline
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this photo released by Colombia's Prosecutor's Press Office, a police officer and a soldier flank Mark Grennon, second left, and his son Joseph Grennon, during a raid in Santa Marta, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Colombian officials say they arrested the two Florida men wanted in the United States on charges they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical as a miracle cure for the new coronavirus and other diseases. (Colombia's Prosecutor's Press Office via AP)
Colombia arrests US men accused of selling fake COVID cureColombian officials say they have arrested two Florida men wanted in the United States on charges they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical as a miracle cure for the new coronavirus and other diseases
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FBI arrests 7th person in Puerto Rico public corruption caseFederal agents have arrested an accountant as part of an ongoing investigation into a corruption case involving Puerto Rico’s former education secretary
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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