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Former Tennessee officer arrested in Panama on theft chargeAuthorities in Tennessee say a former police officer accused of stealing money from an evidence room 10 years ago has been arrested in Panama
The Associated Press4 days ago
Diplomats, from left, El Salvador Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Guatemala Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel, Mexico Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Honduras Foreign Minister Maria Dolores Aguero, give a press conference in Guatemala City, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/ Oliver de Ros)
DHS, Central American governments gather to talk migrationUS Homeland Security secretary creating an office within the department for governments of Central America and Mexico to get information about process of reunifying families separated at border
The Associated Press4 days ago
Snake eyes: Reptile found in hard drive at Miami airportA passenger with a python hidden inside an external hard drive was stopped from boarding a Florida plane headed to Barbados
The Associated Press4 days ago
Brazilian police move Australia slaying suspect to prisonA Brazilian man who has been charged with killing his Brazilian ex-girlfriend in Australia was transferred from a police station to a prison for pre-trial detention, Rio de Janeiro police said Tuesday evening
The Associated Press4 days ago
Mexico's incoming president to meet with Trump son-in-lawMexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is enjoying a bit of a honeymoon with U.S. President Donald Trump, and is effusive in praising the U.S. leader's restraint in not bringing up his proposed border wall
The Associated Press5 days ago
Ex-Panama President Martinelli hospitalized before hearingThe family and lawyers for former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli are again calling for his release from jail after he was hospitalized for a second time since his extradition from the United States last month
The Associated Press5 days ago
Brazil court inundated with habeas corpus requests for LulaA top Brazilian court has received 146 habeas corpus petitions on behalf of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva following a dramatic back-and-forth between lower court judges over whether he should be released from jail
The Associated Press5 days ago
A privately licensed taxi driver uses his hand to tell potential customers that he's taking a right turn in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year 2018, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businessesA 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba's communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth
The Associated Press5 days ago
Female Brazilian sports journalists' plea: Just let us workFemale Brazilian sports journalists have issued a plea to fans and others who harass them or otherwise try to prevent them from doing their jobs
The Associated Press5 days ago
Panama, China open talks on free trade agreementOfficials from Panama and China are meeting in the opening round of talks to reach a free trade agreement, one year after the two countries established diplomatic relations
The Associated Press5 days ago
Colombia signs law paving way for drug gang*s surrenderColombian President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a law that could pave the way for the country's biggest drug gangs to surrender
The Associated Press5 days ago
Odebrecht settles with 2 Brazil state bodies in graft probeConstruction giant Odebrecht has signed a deal with two more Brazilian state bodies to settle cases related to a corruption scheme in which Odebrecht and others formed a de facto cartel to rig bids with state-run oil giant Petrobras and bribe officials
The Associated Press5 days ago
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