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Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off MexicoTwo tropical storms are in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast late next week
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Thousands rally against leading Brazilian candidateThousands of people have taken to the streets in Brazil to against far-right, front-runner presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. People occupied avenues and squares to sing, dance and shout "Not him!" - the anti-Bolsonaro rallying cry.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A Central American migrant wades across the Suchiate River, on the the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. After Mexican authorities slowed access through the border bridge to a crawl, hundreds of migrants began boarding rafts or wading across the river and crossing into Mexico illegally.(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexico slowly processes caravan migrants at Guatemala borderMexican authorities for a second straight day have refused mass entry to a caravan of Central American migrants held up at the border with Guatemala
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A boy cries as he is brought back down after an unsuccessful attempt to lift him over a border fence, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Earlier in the day, waving Honduran flags and carrying umbrellas to protect against the sun, thousands of migrants arrived at the Guatemalan side of the border with Mexico, demanding they be allowed passage. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush MexicoCentral Americans traveling in a mass caravan have broken through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and warnings from U.S. President Donald Trump
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylumWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seeking a court injunction pressing Ecuador to provide basic rights he says the country agreed to when it granted him asylum at its London embassy in 2012
The Associated Press1 day ago
WhatsApp tells companies to stop spam amid Brazil electionsThe messaging service WhatsApp says it has sent "cease and desist" letters to stop companies from sending bulk messages related to Brazil's election and banned their accounts
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lottery players buy Mega Millions lottery tickets Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing has soared to $1 billion. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening oddsIf it seems lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Honduran migrant family is allowed to pass through to safety by Mexican Federal Police in riot gear, at the border crossing in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The Latest: UN calls on Mexico, US to respect migrantsThe U.N. special investigator on the human rights of migrants has a message for the Mexican and U.S. governments: Respect the human rights of every person on the caravan heading from Central America and consider each case individually
The Associated Press1 day ago
Activists listen to legislators during a session in which the Integral law for Trans People will be voted, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The proposed law project has already been approved in the Senate. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Uruguay passes law granting rights to trans peopleUruguay's Congress has approved a law that guarantees rights to the South American country's transgender community
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robberyA former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Tarek William Saab speaks during a interview with the Associated Press at his office in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Saab said he is investigating the police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th-floor of a high-security building even as he rejects calls for an independent probe into what authorities contend was a suicide. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's prosecutor rejects calls for independent probeVenezuela's chief prosecutor said he is investigating police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th floor of a high-security building, even as he rejected calls for an independent probe into the death
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala, rush toward border bridge into MexicoMigrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala, rush toward border bridge into Mexico
The Associated Press1 day ago
The contrasts of Mexico's southern and northern bordersSome 3,000 Central American migrants prepared to cross into Mexico from Guatemala on Friday with hopes of eventually arriving to the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontierMigrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thousands of migrants in caravan move toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontierThousands of migrants in caravan move toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier
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