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Special aide to Brazil's Temer arrested in corruption probeA special aide to embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Demonstrators commander a bus during an anti-government protest demanding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro open a so-called humanitarian corridor for the delivery of medicine and food aid, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 22, 2017. At least 46 people have died during the two-month anti-government protest movement. The sign at right reads in Spanish "Nicolas, muederer. How more dead." (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protestersVenezuelan 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 Press16 hours ago
Brazil's Temer says he will only leave office if forcedEmbattled Brazilian President Michel Temer is rejecting growing calls for him to resign over a corruption scandal
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A medical worker speaks through a police barrier blocking anti-government protesters from reaching the Health Ministry, during a protest by medical professionals demanding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro open a so-called humanitarian corridor for the delivery of medicine and food aid, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 22, 2017. At least 46 people have died during the two-month anti-government protest movement. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
The Latest: Lawmaker says Chavez's childhood home set aflameVenezuelan 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 Press18 hours ago
Opposition lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home, government buildings set on fire in western VenezuelaOpposition lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home, government buildings set on fire in western Venezuela
The Associated Press19 hours ago
El Salvador's first cardinal surprised by selectionMonsignor Gregorio Rosa Chavez, an auxiliary bishop who works as a parish pastor in El Salvador, was alone preparing to lead a Sunday mass when a friend called to say he heard Pope Francis had named him as a new cardinal
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Puerto Rico seeks court's help to save public pension systemPuerto Rico is seeking help from federal 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 Press21 hours ago
Puerto Rico university president faces jail amid strikeA judge is threatening to arrest the president of Puerto Rico's largest public university if she doesn't reopen the institution, which has remained closed for nearly two months amid a student strike
The Associated Press21 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 Press21 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days ago
The Latest: Brazil's Socialist Party pulls out of coalitionBrazilian Socialist Party pulls out of government coalition
The Associated Press2 days ago
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