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Commission says Nicaraguan government violated human rightsInvestigators from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights say that the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega violated human rights through the excessive use of force against street demonstrations
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Protesters shut down commercial bridge linking Mexico, TexasAt least 200 demonstrators have blocked a major commercial bridge between Mexico and Texas to protest the disappearance of dozens of people in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crashMexican authorities have temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media say one of three survivors has died, increasing the death toll to 111.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The Latest: Cuba says crash survivor dies; toll now at 111Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111
The Associated Press4 hours ago
New asylum hearing ordered for Mexican journalist held in USA new asylum hearing has been ordered for an award-winning Mexican journalist detained in a remote Texas immigration facility
The Associated Press4 hours ago
2 Brazilians arrested in attempt to smuggle African migrantsBrazilian authorities say a group of rescued African migrants had set sail last month on a 1,900-mile (3,000-kilometer) journey across the Atlantic to Brazil, but quickly ran into trouble and were adrift for weeks before fishermen towed them ashore
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Germany foreign minister to meet Pompeo over Iran dealGerman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says he'll meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Washington's position on the nuclear deal with Iran
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores wave to supporters after the National Electoral Council announced that with almost 93 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the votes in Sunday's election, beating his nearest challenger Henri Falcon by almost 40 points, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro winVenezuela's fractured opposition has emerged even more powerless after an election it boycotted propelled socialist President Nicolas Maduro to an easy victory amid a crushing economic crisis
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Argentine priest sentenced to 25 years for child molestationAn Argentine court has sentenced a Catholic priest to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing seven seminary students who were 10 to 14 years old at the time
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The Latest: After defeat, Venezuela opposition vows to uniteVenezuela's two main opposition coalitions are pledging to unify the nation's fragmented anti-government movement and push for a new election later this year
The Associated Press10 hours ago
14-nation Latin American political alliance denounces Venezuela vote, vows to reduce diplomatic ties14-nation Latin American political alliance denounces Venezuela vote, vows to reduce diplomatic ties
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this photo released by the National Electoral Institute (INE), presidential candidates, from left, independent Jaime Rodriguez, known as "El Bronco," Ricardo Anaya of the Forward for Mexico Coalition, Jose Antonio Meade, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, with the MORENA party, attend the second of three debates in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mexico will hold general elections on July 1. (INE via AP)
US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debateMexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate with all candidates insisting the relationship must be based on mutual respect
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Anti-government presidential candidate Javier Bertucci addresses supporters after presidential elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of the vote, even as his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for new elections to prevent a brewing social crisis from exploding. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela electionVenezuelan officials have declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger is questioning the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and calling for a new ballot
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro showed his ID after voting during presidential elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Amidst hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine Maduro is seeking a second six-year term in an election that a growing chorus of foreign governments refuse to recognize after key opponents were barred from running. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogueVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is celebrating his re-election in an energized speech inviting his defeated challengers to join him for a dialogue about the country's future
The Associated Press1 day ago
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