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Man set afire during Venezuela protest as death toll risesVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence
The Associated Press5 minutes ago
Puerto Rico seeks court's help to save public pension systemPuerto Rico's governor says he'll ask a court to restructure the debts of the U.S. territory's public pension system, which is projected to run out of money this year
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat southThough Donald Trump calls NAFTA "a catastrophic trade deal for the United States," the reality is far more complicated
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Demonstrators march against Brazil's President Michel Temer, holding banners that reads in Portuguese "Temer Out", and "Elections Now", in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Temer has been under siege since the newspaper O Globo reported last week that he was recorded endorsing hush money for a former lawmaker who has been jailed for graft. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazilians call for president to resign after graft chargesBrazilians around the country protested on Sunday to call for their president to step down after the highest court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In a Wednesday, May 3, 2017 file photo, sanctuary church resident Ingrid Encalada Latorre, center, enters a courtroom inside the Jefferson County Courthouse, in Golden, Colo.  Latorre, mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation. Latorre, a 33-year-old native of Peru, and her attorney announced Saturday, May 20  that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials agreed not to pursue deportation through Aug. 7.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Mother from Peru granted stay from deportationA mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid US immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a national address from the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, May 20, 2017. Temer is suggesting that an audio that purportedly recorded him supporting hush money for an ex-lawmaker has been doctored. Temer says his administration will petition the Supreme Federal Tribunal to suspend the investigation against him until the audio is verified. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's leader mounts defense to save his presidencyBrazilian President Michel Temer is suggesting that an audio that purportedly recorded him supporting hush money for an ex-lawmaker has been doctored
The Associated Press1 day ago
Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new lawHarsh sentences for Islamic State sympathizers in Brazil raise questions about law passed before 2016 Rio Olympics
The Associated Press1 day ago
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro gather to block a major highway in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 20, 2017. Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets again in what has been two months of near-daily street protests. Demonstrators are demanding new elections and blaming Maduro for the nation's triple-digit inflation, rising crimes and vast food shortages. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest governmentMasses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders have shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Brazil's Socialist Party pulls out of coalitionBrazilian Socialist Party pulls out of government coalition
The Associated Press1 day ago
Make-A-Wish sends 11-year-old to Cuba to visit grandparentsMake-A-Wish New Jersey has surprised an 11-year-old lymphoma patient with a trip to Cuba
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rights commission: Journalist kidnapped in southern MexicoMexico's National Human Rights Commission is urging authorities to locate a journalist and media executive abducted in the southern state of Michoacan amid a wave of media slayings in recent weeks
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico City sees longest-running smog alert in 2 decadesMexico City is experiencing its longest-running pollution alert in nearly two decades as murky skies and high ozone levels prompt authorities to order hundreds of thousands of cars off the streets and warn residents against strenuous outdoor activity
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters outside the National Electoral Council headquarters, in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announced Friday, May 19, 2017, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised to start delivering several thousand tons of wheat after speaking on the phone with Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Venezuelan leader to Trump: 'Get your pig hands out of here"Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is delivering a scathing critique of U.S. President Donald Trump yet, telling him to "get your pig hands out of here."
The Associated Press2 days ago
Demonstrators protest Brazil's President Michel Temer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Brazil's political crisis deepened sharply on Thursday with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the president, undermine reforms aimed at pulling the economy from recession and leave Latin America's largest nation rudderless. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's top prosecutor accuses Temer of obstructing justiceBrazil's top prosecutor is accusing President Michel Temer of corruption and obstruction of justice, dramatically increasing the threat of his removal from office and escalating a corruption probe that has upended Latin America's biggest nation
The Associated Press2 days ago
Colorado governor pardons Cuban felon in bid to stave off deportationColorado governor pardons Cuban felon in bid to stave off deportation
The Associated Press2 days ago
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