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Haiti gov't creates commission to probe prison conditionsHaiti has announced a new government commission to evaluate the country's lockups and make recommendations to improve dreadful conditions for inmates
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Guatemala orders expulsion of abortion ship, crewGuatemala's immigration office has ordered the expulsion of a ship run by a Dutch nonprofit organization that performs free abortions onboard in international waters
The Associated Press2 hours ago
US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice presidentThe United States embassy in Guatemala says the U.S. government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mayor Joe Ganim, second from left, and investigators remain at the scene of a homicide at a home in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Police said a young Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, who is suspected in her mother's killing at the home. (Cathy Zuraw/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crashPolice say a missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, left, answers a question in El Paso, Texas, as County Judge Veronica Escobar and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence Executive Director Stephanie Karr listen as the three take questions from local media concerning the arrest of Irvin Gonzalez. The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of the transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies. (Mark Lambie /The El Paso Times via AP)
Release sought for immigrant who asked for protection orderThe attorney for a Mexican immigrant woman arrested in El Paso while obtaining a protective order against her abusive boyfriend has asked a judge for her immediate release
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, left, answers a question in El Paso, Texas, as County Judge Veronica Escobar and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence Executive Director Stephanie Karr listen as the three take questions from local media concerning the arrest of Irvin Gonzalez. The arrest by federal authorities in El Paso of the transgender woman who was seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend has led to questions about what lengths authorities will go to apprehend people under newly stepped-up immigration policies. (Mark Lambie /The El Paso Times via AP)
The Latest: Border Patrol wants probe of woman's detentionThe Border Patrol has asked for an internal investigation of the circumstances leading up to the arrest of a transgender woman in an El Paso courthouse
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 following a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Peru's president tells Trump he prefers 'bridges to walls'The first Latin American president to visit Donald Trump at the White House told the U.S. leader Friday he prefers "bridges to walls," sending Trump a gentle rebuke of his controversial proposal to build a wall across the border with Mexico
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Puerto Rico governor meets with top US officials amid crisisPuerto Rico's governor has met with the U.S. treasury and health secretaries to seek support in pulling the island out of a deep economic crisis
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Texas man faces deportation after years of protected statusImmigration officials have begun deportation proceedings against a Houston-area father of two who says he had lived for years in the U.S. under a protected status given to some immigrants
The Associated Press7 hours ago
US to seek extradition of Guatemalan ex-Vice-President Roxana Baldetti, ex-interior minister on drug trafficking chargesUS to seek extradition of Guatemalan ex-Vice-President Roxana Baldetti, ex-interior minister on drug trafficking charges
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Mexican town's residents kill 3 men accused of car theftProsecutors in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas say residents of a town have killed three men who allegedly had tried to steal a car
The Associated Press10 hours ago
19 killed in explosive crash in northwestern PeruNineteen people have been killed in northwestern Peru after witnesses say a truck carrying school supplies crashed into a motorcycle and a small public bus
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Official: Mexico rejected US plan on 3rd-country deporteesThe Mexican interior secretary says his government made clear to visiting U.S. emissaries that Mexico will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Feds deny duping California police into immigration raidFederal immigration officials pushed back hard against the assertion that they had duped the Santa Cruz, California police department into helping them make immigration arrests during a raid on an El Salvador-based gang
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this May 1, 2016 file photo, Cuba's First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, stands with President Raul Castro during the May Day parade in Havana, Cuba. Diaz-Canel, an engineer by training who began his career as a provincial bureaucrat, is expected in 2018 to assume one of Raul Castro’s roles: the presidency. Castro plans to remain first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, a potentially more powerful position, until at least 2021.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro presidentIf all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known 57-year-old Communist Party official
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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