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A pedestrian walks past a charred truck that belongs to Michoacan state police, after it was burned during an attack in El Aguaje, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. At least 13 police officers were killed and three others injured Monday in the ambush. (AP Photo/Armando Solis)
Gunmen ambush police convoy in Mexico; kill 13 and wound 9Mexican authorities say a band of heavily armed drug cartel gunmen ambushed a police convoy in violent Michoacan state, killing 13 officers and wounding nine in the worst attack on the country's law enforcers in years
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A pedestrian walks past a charred truck that belongs to Michoacan state police, after it was burned during an attack in El Aguaje, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. At least 13 police officers were killed and three others injured Monday in the ambush. (AP Photo/Armando Solis)
13 police killed by suspected cartel gunmen in west MexicoMexican authorities say at least 13 police officers have been killed and nine others wounded in an attack in the western state of Michoacan, where violence attributed to organized crime groups has increased in recent months
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Volunteers help to clean up streets in the aftermath of violent protests against the government, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Ecuador crisis weakens president, strengthens indigenousAnalysts say Ecuador's president appears weakened after nearly two weeks of protests that forced him to reverse an austerity plan that he called necessary for the country's future
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Venezuelans seek strength, healing from mythical goddessEvery year, thousands trek to a mountainside in Venezuela for rituals played out with fire, blood and smoke to pay tribute to the indigenous goddess Maria Lionza, who is revered across the crisis-stricken South American nation
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Venezuela boosts worker pay again amid hyperinflationVenezuela has dramatically hiked the minimum wage in a move that critics expect will do little to alleviate widespread suffering in the crisis-torn country
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Police: 81-year-old woman found with cocaine in wheelchairAn 81-year-old woman has been captured in Colombia after authorities discovered cocaine embedded in her wheelchair as she tried to board a flight to Spain
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Protesters drive a motorcycle past a billboard advertising a lifestyle few Haitians have access to, in Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Thousands of Haitians joined a largely peaceful protest called by the art community Sunday to demand Moïse resign, increasing pressure on the embattled leader after nearly a month of marches that have shuttered schools and businesses.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Haiti's embattled president faces 5th week of protestsRoad blocks are going up across Haiti as the country enters its fifth week of protests after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for the president to resign
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil's Ver-O-Peso marketA taste of exotic Amazonian fruits, medicinal tonics and freshwater fish at Brazil's Ver-O-Peso market
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, left, speaks during negotiations with anti-government protesters as Arnaud Peral Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System and UNDP Representative in Ecuador, right, listen in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. The government and indigenous protesters started negotiations aimed at defusing more than a week of demonstrations that have paralyzed the nation's economy. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Ecuador indigenous, president strike deal to end protestsEcuador President Lenín Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples struck a deal Sunday night to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anti-government protesters face off with police near the National Assembly during a military curfew in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Deadly protests against a plan to remove fuel subsidies as part of an International Monetary Fund austerity package have gone on for more than a week. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
The Latest: Ecuador president, indigenous leaders set truceEcuadorian President Lenín Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have struck a deal to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ecuador government, indigenous leaders agree to cancel austerity package and end street protests that left 7 deadEcuador government, indigenous leaders agree to cancel austerity package and end street protests that left 7 dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
A federal police officer, left, speaks to a migrant carrying a child, right, near Tuzantan, Chiapas state, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Hundreds of migrants were arrested by Mexican authorities as they made their way to Mexico City. (AP Photo/Isabel Mateos)
Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in MexicoHundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America are now corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thousands join protest called by Haiti's art communityThousands of Haitians joined a protest in the capital called by the art community to demand President Jovenel Moïse resign
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anti-government demonstrators takes cover behind a barricade during clashes with police in Quito, Ecuador, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Protests, which began when President Lenin Moreno's decision to cut subsidies led to a sharp increase in fuel prices, have persisted for days. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capitalEcuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices
The Associated Press2 days ago
Indigenous protesters march through Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Big jumps in fuel prices after the government ended subsidies last week plunged Ecuador into upheaval, triggering protests, looting, vandalism, clashes with security forces, the blocking of highways and the suspension of parts of its vital oil industry.  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
The Latest: Ecuador's president offers some concessionsPresident Lenín Moreno has announced some concessions in an economic package that was opposed by many Ecuadorians
The Associated Press2 days ago
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