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Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beachEnvironmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisisVenezuela is leaning heavily on new investments from China saying it will dramatically boost oil production and turn around the country's crashing economy
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stands up after a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Venezuela and China have agreed to joint investments Maduro announced on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's Maduro may skip UN meeting over security fearsVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he may have to suspend a planned trip to the United Nations because of concerns that his opponents would try to kill him
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, three containers for holding corpses, right, sit parked outside the Institute of Forensic Science, brought to give support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the institute press spokesman confirmed their facilities no longer provided enough space to store bodies, and that several hospital morgues are also full. Along with post-storm conditions, each death has a complex mix of causes that can include serious pre-existing conditions and individual decisions by patients, caregivers and doctors, making it difficult to definitively apportion blame in every case. But critics say many could have been saved by better preparation and emergency response. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claimsPuerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria.Gov
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Argentina: Key points in study of pedophile priest GrassiKey excerpts of study commissioned by Pope Francis and the Argentine bishops conference in a famous case of priestly sex abuse
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mexico fires morgue director in corpse scandalThe governor of the western Mexico state of Jalisco has fired the director of the state morgue after a refrigerated truck carrying 157 unidentified bodies drew complaints from neighbors over the smell
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Damaged buildings, graft haunt Mexico City year after quakeAcross Mexico City, buildings with gaping cracks lean at precarious angles and some people are still living outside a year after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake killed 228 people in the capital
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Turkish delight for Venezuela's Maduro draws opponents' furyVideos of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro feasting on a steak dinner prepared by a celebrity chef at a time many in his crisis-wracked nation are going hungry has drawn fury from opponents of the embattled socialist leader
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Guatemala govt bars anti-graft chief, defying court rulingGuatemala's government is defying a ruling by the country's top court to allow the return of the man who heads a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission, with officials arguing that they have the right to force his replacement
The Associated Press1 day ago
Argentina's Fernandez charged, arrest soughtAn Argentine federal judge has indicted former President Cristina Fernandez and asked for her arrest for allegedly heading a corruption scheme that collected bribes in exchange for public work contracts
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mariachi shooting in Mexico City claims 6th victimMexico City authorities say a sixth person has died as a result of a weekend shooting by men dressed as mariachi musicians who attacked a restaurant at a popular plaza in the capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
Complaints as 157 bodies kept in morgue trailer in MexicoOvercrowding at morgues in Mexico's western state of Jalisco led authorities to store 157 unidentified bodies in a refrigerated truck near the city of Guadalajara, but complaints about the smell prompted an investigation Monday
The Associated Press1 day ago
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