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Peru's Prime Minister Mercedes Araoz speaks during a press conference to defend Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Kuczynski accused of corruption by the opposition party leader Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori who trying to fast-track his impeachment just 16 months into his five-year mandate. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Clandestine videos roil Peru ahead of impeachment voteThe revelation of secretly shot videos allegedly showing attempts to buy a lawmaker's political support is roiling Peru's political establishment two days before a scheduled impeachment vote against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Thousands in Rio demand answers about murder of councilwomanThousands in Rio de Janeiro are demanding answers about the murder of a black councilwoman
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - This April 2, 2017 file drone photo shows the U.S.-Mexico border fence on the outskirts of Nogales in southern Arizona. A U.S. border patrol agent is going on trial for second-degree murder in U.S. District Court in Tucson on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in a rare Justice Department prosecution of a fatal cross-border Mexico shooting. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)
US agent on trial in cross-border killing of Mexican teenA rare murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager started Tuesday with jury selection
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The Latest: Jury seated for trial of Border Patrol agentA 16-member jury has been selected in Tucson, Arizona for the second-degree murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico and killing a teenager five years ago
The Associated Press8 hours ago
G-20 ministers call for open trade amid protectionism fearThe world's top financial officials have made a call for open trade and more dialogue at a time of growing criticism that tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump might trigger a global trade war
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, ducks perch on the branch of a tree next to a home destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The AP recently found that of the $23 billion pledged for Puerto Rico, only $1.27 billion for a nutritional assistance program has been disbursed, along with more than $430 million to repair public infrastructure. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto RicoNeeds go unmet 6 months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Assailants cut Mexican students' hair; 13 evacuate drug zoneOfficials in southern Mexico say assailants stormed into a middle school and cut students' hair by force near the resort of Acapulco
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Northern Brazil overwhelmed by desperate, hungry VenezuelansThousands of desperate and hungry Venezuelans are crossing into a poor, northern Brazilian state, where there is food but otherwise few prospects
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Guatemala removes investigators from anti-corruption panelThe United Nations' anti-corruption commission in Guatemala says the government has removed 11 police investigators assigned to look into graft
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Free-roaming hippo transported to zoo in southern MexicoA hippopotamus that has been roaming loose in a swampy area of southern Mexico has been caught and transported to a zoo
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Germany returns 3,000-year-old wooden Olmec busts to MexicoMexico says German authorities have returned two rare, wooden Olmec sculptures over 3,000 years old
The Associated Press14 hours ago
US to supply emergency food, medicine to Venezuelan migrantsThe Trump administration is providing $2.5 million for emergency food and medicine assistance to Venezuelan migrants in Colombia in the U.S.' first action to alleviate a burgeoning humanitarian crisis that has reverberated across Latin America
The Associated Press16 hours ago


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