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Economy tanking, Cuba launches some long-delayed reformsCuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country’s struggling private sector and its economy as a whole
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mexico inaugurates dam that is flooding Indigenous sitesMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has inaugurated a dam in northern Mexico that is already flooding thousand-year-old Indigenous sites containing ancient rock carvings and remains of dwellings
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Top court rules Brazil must protect Indigenous in pandemicThe Brazilian Supreme Court has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration to adopt measures to protect Indigenous people from the new coronavirus
The Associated Press18 hours ago
3 Mexico smugglers undone by screech of their howler monkeysSomewhat predictably, an attempt by three people to smuggle two howler monkeys in southern Mexico has been undone because the protected animals locked in a suitcase began emitting their piercing cries
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Pollution turns one side of divided Paraguayan lagoon purpleThe Cerro Lagoon in the Paraguayan city of Limpio is sharply divided into two parts: one purple, one blue
The Associated Press19 hours ago
US charges ex-Guatemala economy chief with money launderingU.S. prosecutors have charged a former Guatemala economy minister in a purported money laundering conspiracy that allegedly took drug proceeds and converted them into bribes for corrupt politicians
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Nicaragua archbishop rejects that chapel fire was accidentalManagua’s Roman Catholic archbishop has held Mass in front of a fire-scorched chapel at the capital’s cathedral and reiterated the church’s assertion that the fire was a “savage and terrorist” act
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe celebrate in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Uribe will not be allowed to remain at liberty while the Supreme Court investigates allegations of witness tampering against him, current President Ivan Duque said in in a video address Tuesday after the former president said on Twitter he was being deprived of his freedom. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
House arrest of Colombia's Uribe exposes post-peace tensionsThe rift over former Colombia President Álvaro Uribe, and the broader rift in Colombian society, flared in a country in pandemic lockdown after the ex-leader was placed under house arrest in an alleged witness tampering case
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this photo distributed by Brazil's presidential press office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, left, and U.S. Ambassador Todd Chapman pose for a photo during an event to mark U.S. Independence Day at the ambassador's residence in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Isac Nobrega/Brazil's presidential press office via AP)
Trump's envoy close to Brazil's leader -- some say too closeAt a time of tightening U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing leader
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombia's long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depressionLike most of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases began trickling into the South American country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gunmen shoot up offices of Mexican newspaper, no injuriesUnidentified assailants opened fire on the offices of a newspaper in the southern Mexico city of Iguala, where two days before a journalist for another outlet was killed along with a policeman protecting him
The Associated Press1 day ago
New crisis in Peru as Congress rejects president's CabinetPeru has been left with no government ministers after Congress'rejection of President Martin Vizcarra’s recently appointed Cabinet
The Associated Press1 day ago
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