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Demonstrators protest against the Catholic church and the visit of Pope Francis as they hold a banner that reads in Spanish "Neither leftists nor fools. Bishop Barros accessory to Karadima. Osorno suffers." in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Francis' visit to Chile is expected to be fraught with a high level of opposition. Firebombings of Catholic churches in recent days have added to the tensions, as have planned protests of sex abuse and cover-ups.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishopPope Francis is apologizing for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show "proof," saying he realizes now it was a "slap in the face" to victims that he never intended
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Ecuador's president takes aim at WikiLeaks' AssangeEcuador's president is lashing out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange even as he contends his government is working behind the scenes to help him out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London
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Carpe diem: Pope defends Chile airplane nuptialsPope Francis is defending his decision to perform an airborne wedding while flying over Chile, saying the two flight attendants were prepared for the sacrament and that refusing them might have meant they would never get around to it again
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Pope apologizes to abuse victims for demanding proof of accusations, but still defends Chile bishop accused of cover-upPope apologizes to abuse victims for demanding proof of accusations, but still defends Chile bishop accused of cover-up
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Dismissive words on abuse scandal cast pall over pope's tripPope Francis demanded rights for indigenous groups, decried the region's scourge of corruption and denounced violence against women _ yet his visit was defined by 27 dismissive words that sparked outrage among Chileans over a clerical abuse scandal
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Journalists covering Mexico indigenous candidate robbedGunmen in western Mexico have robbed cameras and cellphones from journalists covering a campaign tour by Mexico's indigenous presidential candidate
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Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decadesMexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over the preceding year
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A nun takes a selfie before a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Droves fill pope's final Mass in restive Latin America tripMore than 1 million people have turned out for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that's a sharp contrast with the outcry he caused in neighboring Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A priest gives communion during Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
The Latest: Pope departs Peru, concluding South America tripPope Francis is heading back to Rome after a weeklong South America trip marred by violence and fallout from a clerical sex abuse scandal
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Pope Francis departs Peruvian capital, ending weeklong South America trip marred by violence, clerical sex abuse scandalPope Francis departs Peruvian capital, ending weeklong South America trip marred by violence, clerical sex abuse scandal
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Ex-Mexican national soccer star joins leftist Morena partyFormer Mexican national soccer team star Cuauhtemoc Blanco appears to have joined the ranks of presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's leftist Morena party
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Mexican regulators cite price-fixing in domestic flightsMexico's anti-monopoly commission says it has found evidence of price-fixing by airlines on domestic airplane tickets
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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