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AP PHOTOS: Migrants in Tijuana trickling over and under wallAP PHOTOS: A steady trickle of Central American migrants have been finding ways to climb over, tunnel under or slip through the U.S. border wall to plant their feet on U.S. soil and ask for asylum
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Maduro's grip on Venezuela tightens, warns of Trump threatVenezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro has further consolidated his power in local elections, while accusing President Donald Trump of plotting to overthrow him
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mexico starts oil industry 'rescue' with refinery overhaulMexico's new government has detailed plans to build an oil refinery in the home state of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and to renovate six others as the oil-producing country attempts to reverse its dependence on imported fuel
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Gunmen in Mexico kill Guatemalan migrant, wound 3 othersMexico's National Human Rights Commission is calling on the Gulf coast state of Veracruz to improve security after masked gunmen killed a Guatemalan migrant and injured three others.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Women accuse Brazilian spiritual healer of sexual abuseTen women in Brazil have accused a self-styled spiritual healer of sexually abusing them at a clinic in the central-western state of Goias
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Voters look at a list indicating their voting stations during a referendum aimed at curbing corruption in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter campaign finance rules and reform a scandal-tainted council charged with selecting judges (AP Photo/Cesar Olmos)
Exit polling indicates Peruvians vote to fight corruptionExit polling in Peru indicates voters have overwhelmingly approved key items in a referendum on measures aimed at curbing corruption in a South American nation tries where lawmakers, judges and even former presidents are behind bars
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wagesThe Mexican president is butting heads with the Supreme Court just one week into office after the high court suspended a law that would cut public sector pay, one of his key campaign promises
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolivian police search for ex-drug lord who fled clinicPolice in Bolivia say a former drug lord who had served almost 28 years in prison in the United States before returning to his homeland has fled a medical clinic where he was receiving treatment
The Associated Press1 day ago
Death toll rises to 14 after bank robbery attempts in BrazilAuthorities say two more people have died after bank robbers attempted to carry out heists in northeastern Brazil, bringing the death toll to 14.
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, file photo, a guard walks by toys placed for migrant children by protesters as they march to Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, in Homestead, Fla. Nearly every adult working with children in the U.S. _ from nannies to teachers to coaches _ has undergone state screenings to ensure they have no proven history of abusing or neglecting kids. One exception: thousands of workers at this and another federal detention facility holding 3,600 migrant teens in the government’s care, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Caregivers for 3600 migrant teens lack complete abuse checksMore than 3,600 migrant teens held at federal facilities in Florida and Texas are being cared for by providers who have not undergone comprehensive child abuse and neglect screenings.
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, migrants hoping to get a day's work crowd around the car of a man picking up one worker for an upholstery shop, outside a former concert venue serving as a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. Facing the possibility of a months-long wait in Tijuana before even having an opportunity to request asylum in the United States, members of the migrant caravans that have arrived in Tijuana are looking for work. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Working while they wait, migrants seek jobs at US borderBefore dawn each morning, migrants slip out of a Tijuana shelter to head to jobs across the sprawling city
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this July 23, 2004 file photo, Colombia's former President Belisario Betancur speaks during a conference about democracy in Latin America in Panama City. Betancur died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at a clinic in Bogota. He was 95.  (AP Photo/Kathryn Cook, File)
Ex-Colombian President Belisario Betancur dies at 95Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, whose bold efforts to reach a peace deal with leftist rebels in the 1980s were undone by a drug-fueled bloodletting and explosion in violence backed by state security forces, died on Friday
The Associated Press2 days ago
Judge: Sheriff can't hold people for immigration authoritiesA Colorado judge is barring a sheriff's department from continuing to jail people suspected of being in the country illegally on behalf of federal authorities, saying that the practice violates their constitutional rights
The Associated Press2 days ago
President says fuel theft costs Mexico up to $3.5B yearlyMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the country loses $2.5 to $3.5 billion annually to fuel thieves who drill illegal taps into government pipelines, though he says "there still isn't an exact figure" on the losses
The Associated Press2 days ago
This handout photo released by the Civil Police of Ceara shows explosives seized by the police after a shootout with bank robbers, in Milagres, in Brazil's state of Ceara, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Brazilian authorities say that at least 12 people have been killed in two attempted bank robberies in Milagres downtown area. (Civil Police of Ceara via AP)
12 dead in bank robbery attempts, police shootout in BrazilAt least 12 people have been killed when police engaged in a shootout with bank robbers in northeastern Brazil
The Associated Press2 days ago
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