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Sidelining experts, Brazil bungled its immunization plansBrazil hasn't approved a single vaccine yet, and independent health experts who participated in its immunization program say the plan is still incomplete, at best
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Reflected in a mirror, National Assembly President Jorge Rodriguez gives an interview at Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Rodriguez said he’s hopeful the Biden administration will roll back a “cruel” sanctions policy and instead give room for diplomacy that could lead to the reopening of the U.S. Embassy and the release of several jailed American citizens. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
AP EXCLUSIVE: Maduro ally presses for dialogue with BidenA close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he’s hopeful the Biden administration will roll back a “cruel” sanctions policy and open the door to diplomacy
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Women who say they are part of a female-led, self-defense group, some wearing T-shirts with a message that reads in Spanish: "For a free Michoacan,"  play board games at a check-point they set up to protect the entrance of their town of El Terrero, in Michoacan state, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Many of the women vigilantes in the hamlet of El Terrero have lost sons, brothers or fathers in the fighting. (AP Photo/Armando Solis)
In Mexico, women take the front lines as vigilantes In the birthplace of Mexico’s vigilante ’self-defense’ movement, a new group has emerged entirely made of women, who carry assault rifles and man roadblocks, to fend off what they say is a bloody incursion into the state of Michoacán by the violent Jalisco cartel
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador attends the commemoration of his second anniversary in office at the National Palace in Mexico City. One day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against its former defense secretary, López Obrador said Friday, Jan. 15, 2020 that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” the accusations against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Mexico clears general, publishes US evidence against himMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has accused the  U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug trafficking charges against the country’s former defense secretary
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, left, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, salute during the annual Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square. The U.S. Justice Department is dropping its drug trafficking and money laundering against former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Mexico publishes US evidence on ex-defense secretaryMexico has published 751 pages of evidence it received from the United States against Mexico’s former Defense Secretary, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Reflected in a mirror, National Assembly President Jorge Rodriguez gives an interview at Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Rodriguez said he’s hopeful the Biden administration will roll back a “cruel” sanctions policy and instead give room for diplomacy that could lead to the reopening of the U.S. Embassy and the release of several jailed American citizens. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
AP EXCLUSIVE: Maduro ally presses for dialogue with BidenA close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he’s hopeful the Biden administration will roll back a “cruel” sanctions policy and open the door to diplomacy
The Associated Press22 hours ago
US imposes sanctions on Cuba citing human rights violationsThe U.S. Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions on Cuba's Interior Ministry and its leader, accusing them of serious human rights violations
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Strong 5.9-magnitude quake shakes GuatemalaA strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake has swayed buildings in Guatemala’s capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, left, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, salute during the annual Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square. U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, formally dropped a drug trafficking and money laundering case against Gen. Cienfuegos, a decision that came after Mexico threatened to cut off cooperation with U.S. authorities unless the general was sent home. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Mexico says US 'fabricated' charges, releases evidenceMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against his country’s former defense minister, and his government on Friday published what he said was the entire case file provided by U.S. authorities when they sent him back to Mexico
The Associated Press1 day ago
Honduran migrants who are trying to reach the U.S. pray as they try to cross the border in El Florido, Honduras into Guatemala, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The group quickly dispersed along the heavily-trafficked highway to the border town of Agua Caliente. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain timesMore than 1,000 Honduran migrants have pushed their way into Guatemala without registering, a portion of a larger migrant caravan that had left the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula before dawn
The Associated Press1 day ago
Protesters throw wheels onto a burning barricade during a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime, a crumbling economy and approval of what critics say are illegal presidential decrees and unconstitutional moves, worrying many that Moise is amassing too much power as he enters his second year of rule by decree. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)
Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new presidentHaiti is bracing for widespread protests as opposition leaders demand that President Jovenel Moïse step down next month as an increasingly tired and angry population worries he is amassing too much power as he enters his second year of rule by decree
The Associated Press1 day ago
Family members of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 line up with empty oxygen tanks in an attempt to refill them, outside the Nitron da Amazonia company, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)
Amazon city scrambles to provide oxygen to COVID-19 patientsDoctors in the Amazon rainforest’s biggest city are having to choose which COVID-19 patients can breathe amid dwindling oxygen stocks and an effort to airlift some of the infected to other states
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda arrives for a review of the troops that will participate in the Independence Day parade, in Mexico City. Mexican prosecutors on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against Cienfuegos who was arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Mexico clears ex-defense secretary of all US accusationsMexican prosecutors have declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against a former defense secretary arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government
The Associated Press1 day ago
Golfer Cabrera arrested in Rio for extradition to homelandTwo federal police officers in Brazil say Argentine golfer Ángel Cabrera has been arrested for extradition to his homeland to face charges for several crimes allegedly committed from 2016 to last year
The Associated Press1 day ago
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