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Mexico's ruling party faces more hurdles to maintain powerThe governorship of Mexico's most populous state is up for grabs in a tight race seen as a referendum on the government of Enrique Pena Nieto, who was governor before becoming president in 2012 on the ticket of the ruling party known as the PRI
The Associated Press12 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Brazilians demonstrate against their president, Ecuadoreans get a new leader and voters in Mexico's most populous state prepare to elect a new governor
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1 of 11 suspected border crossers found in Arizona diesBorder Patrol officials say one of 11 suspected border crossers rescued from a desert area near Gila Bend has died at a hospital
The Associated Press15 hours ago
No link found between cancer and conditions at GuantanamoA report by U.S. military health experts has found no link between several cases of cancer and environmental conditions in an area used for legal proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay detention center
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Losing power: Ecuador's Correa hospitalized after retiringFormer Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa remains hospitalized after checking himself in with a high fever right after handing power to his hand-picked successor, Lenin Moreno
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Employees remove graffiti that says in Portuguese "Get out Temer" on a federal building in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Brazil's president on Thursday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold onto power amid increasing calls for his resignation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Troops pull out of Brazil capital; president under pressureBrazil's president canceled an order that sent soldiers into the streets of the capital, following criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to maintain power amid increasing calls for his resignation
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Cyclist faces deportation after truck hits him in FloridaAuthorities in Florida say a cyclist was hit by a pickup truck at a crosswalk, cited for the accident and turned over to immigration officials to face deportation
The Associated Press18 hours ago
2 smugglers who escaped US prison captured in MexicoU.S. prosecutors say that authorities in Mexico City have captured two convicted cigarette smugglers who escaped a U.S. penitentiary in Virginia this month
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartelsMexico's drug cartels are fighting not only for territory, but for headlines _ drawing media outlets into gang feuds and making journalists even more vulnerable in a country that already is one the world's most dangerous countries for news workers
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Brazil president withdraws troops after clashesTroops are guarding federal buildings in Brazil's capital as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters forced the evacuations of several ministries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Top Venezuela prosecutor says protester killed by policeVenezuela's chief prosecutor has further distanced herself from the socialist administration, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests
The Associated Press1 day ago
A woman, with the Portuguese word for "Out" painted on her forehead, poses next to a montage featuring Brazil's President Michel Temer and the message "No to welfare reform", during an anti-government protest in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Temer's attempt to win back confidence and stay in power was undermined Tuesday as one aide was arrested in a fraud scheme, another aide turned over to police a bag full of cash and shouts of "down with Temer" led a Senate commission to suspend work on a package of the president's labor reforms. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore orderBrazil's president ordered soldiers to restore order in the country's capital after some ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster
The Associated Press1 day ago
El Salvador sentences 7 gang members for killing of 11A court in El Salvador has sentenced seven gang members to 390 years each for the March 2016 killings of 11 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Argentina authorities raid Odebrecht offices in Buenos AiresArgentine federal agents have searched the offices of the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht in Buenos Aires as part of an investigation into alleged bribes in the granting of construction contracts for a water treatment plant
The Associated Press1 day ago
US announces sanctions on alleged Mexican heroin traffickerThe U.S. government is imposing sanctions on alleged Mexican drug traffickers described by the Treasury Department as "major contributors to our nation's heroin epidemic."
The Associated Press1 day ago
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