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Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams doorWhile President Donald Trump is slamming the door on Syrian migrants coming to the U.S., the governor of Argentina's San Luis province is welcoming them in what is seen as the most generous humanitarian program of its kind in South America
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Mexico seizes 4th drug flight this year in Baja CaliforniaMexico's federal police and army have seized a small airplane carrying nearly 700 pounds (315 kilograms) of cocaine, about half that much meth and 93 pounds (42 kilograms) of heroin in Baja California state
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Striking Argentine teachers stage protest march in capitalTens of thousands of Argentine teachers march in the capital as part of a nationwide strike challenging the administration of President Mauricio Macri
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Puerto Rico's sole deal with bondholders in jeopardyThe sole tentative debt restructuring deal that Puerto Rico reached after two years of negotiations is in jeopardy after a decision by the federal control board to support the U.S. territory's push to amend the agreement with bondholders
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Coast Guard searches for man who fell from cruise shipThe U.S. Coast Guard says crews are searching for a Florida man who fell off a Carnival cruise ship near Cuba
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fireThe fire that killed 40 girls at the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home started when ringleaders took a match to a foam mattress to protest the abuse they had suffered there _ but their hell at the government-run shelter began long before the inferno
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fireThe fire that killed 40 girls at the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home started when ringleaders took a match to a foam mattress to protest the abuse they had suffered there _ but their hell at the government-run shelter began long before the inferno
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for infamous drug lord Guzman are sparring over his tough jail conditions. The government responded in court papers Tuesday, March 21, 2017, by saying the restrictions are appropriate for someone known for escaping twice from prison in Mexico. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
US prosecutors oppose easing jail conditions for El ChapoU.S. prosecutors and lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are sparring over his jail conditions
The Associated Press1 day ago
New prime minister urges Haitians to heal deep divisionsHaiti's new prime minister urges this deeply polarized country to bridge divisions, and he vows to bring steady advances even while acknowledging that the struggling nation has no shortage of accelerating problems
The Associated Press1 day ago
Haiti police dispute there was attempt on Aristide's lifeHaitian police are rejecting a narrative put forth by ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's lawyers and associates after shots were fired at his passing motorcade
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil's president: Meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'President Michel Temer calls Brazil's scandal over the sale of expired meat an embarrassment as more countries suspend some meat imports from the South American nation
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Brazil's Petrobras posts $4.8 billion loss in 2016Brazil's state-run oil company says it posted a $4.8 billion loss in 2016 mainly because of a reduction in the value of assets it needs to sell to lower a debt estimated at more than $100 billion
The Associated Press1 day ago
At least 7 killed in drug gang shootouts in northern MexicoMexican officials say at least seven people were killed in a series of shootouts between drug gangs in the northern border state of Chihuahua
The Associated Press1 day ago
US sits out as rights body examine travel ban, Dakota accessThe U.S. government has skipped the meeting of a regional human rights body that is examining the Trump administration's travel ban and its approval of the Dakota Access pipeline
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's socialist leaders seize bakeries in 'bread war'Venezuela's socialist government is seizing bakeries in the latest effort to combat long food lines
The Associated Press1 day ago
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