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Cuban migrant Osmani Velazquez Vallejo talks with reporters inside an immigration detention center, where he and his family are being held, in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, late Thursday, April 25, 2019. A large group of mainly Cuban migrants escaped on foot from the immigration detention center on Mexico's southern border in the largest mass escape in recent memory. Later, about half of the group returned voluntarily. Vallejo and his family did not escape. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Cuban migrants stage mass escape from center in south MexicoAt least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants escaped on foot from an immigration detention center on Mexico's southern border in the largest mass escape in recent memory
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Mayor, 2 others slain on highway in Mexico's Veracruz stateMexico authorities say a mayor, her husband and driver were shot dead as they were traveling in a municipal vehicle in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Argentina's Evita remembered through toys for poor childrenTo mark the 100th anniversary of Eva Perón's birth on May 7, the museum dedicated to her memory has inaugurated an exhibition of toys that her foundation delivered to poor children between 1948 and 1955
The Associated Press5 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Brazilian indigenous groups hold annual protest encampment, a Mexican police raid disperses a big migrant caravan, Peruvians bid farewell to former president who killed himself
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US man claims self-defense in Anguilla hotel worker killingA spokeswoman for a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on vacation in Anguilla said he was attacked by the victim and acted in self-defense
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Family says Guatemala candidate arrested in US is innocentThe son of a Guatemalan presidential candidate facing drugs and weapons charges in the U.S. says his father is innocent and is asking lawmakers in the Central American country for an investigation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Officials: 25 Venezuelans believed missing after boat sinksOfficials say they are searching for 25 possible Venezuelan migrants now believed missing from a boat that left Venezuela and sank in the Caribbean Sea before reaching the nearby island of Trinidad
The Associated Press10 hours ago
The Latest: Official says 25 missing from Venezuelan boatOfficials say they are searching for 25 people now believed missing from a boat that left Venezuela and sank in the Caribbean Sea before reaching the nearby island of Trinidad
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Cuba challenges US to provide proof of Venezuela chargesCuba is challenging the Trump administration to back up its allegations that the communist government has embedded troops and intelligence agents throughout the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A Central American migrant runs as Mexican immigration agents drive near the train station in Arriaga, Chiapas State, Mexico, early Thursday, April 25, 2019. Hundreds of migrants wait for the train known as "The Beast" in their journey toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routesMexico's crackdown on migration is not cutting off the flow of Central Americans, but rather forcing migrants into the shadows and greater danger, despite government assurances that the central thrust of its policy is to protect them
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Brazil's congress receives indigenous leaders amid protestsOver 150 Brazilian indigenous leaders have met with lawmakers about land rights and the role of their communities in the protection of the environment, amid indigenous protests against the policies of Brazil's new far-right president
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Argentine peso hits record low against US dollarArgentina's state-run Banco de la Nación says the Argentine peso has hit a new low, closing at 45.90 to the dollar
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Florida officials demand US lawmakers pass storm reliefA bipartisan group of Florida Cabinet members and state lawmakers is demanding that U.S. lawmakers pass a disaster-relief package for Hurricane Michael victims
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Nicaraguan bank sanctioned by US shuts downA Nicaraguan bank close to President Daniel Ortega's government has shut down after the United States imposed sanctions for alleged financial misdeeds on behalf of Venezuela's state-owned oil company
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Puerto Rico gov slams Trump, seeks swifter storm recoveryPuerto Rico's governor is pledging to lift the U.S. territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press1 day ago
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