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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, migrants return to Mexico as other migrants line up on their way to request asylum in the U.S., at the foot of the Puerta Mexico bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, that crosses into Brownsville, Texas. Some asylum seekers were told by officials Friday, March 5, 2021, that the U.S. government may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the U.S. to wait out the asylum process. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel, File)
US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in campIn a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government would reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the U.S. to wait out the asylum process
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Wearing masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, musicians join pianist, composer and conductor Jose Agustin Sanchez on the bed of an eighteen-wheeler truck for a musical tour called "Musical Disinfection," in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Thursday, March 4, 2021. Sanchez, who last year started playing what he calls his "Musical Vaccine" for COVID patients, is now joined by other musicians as they ride through the city playing his original compositions for anybody that wants to listen. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Mobile orchestra tries to bring cheer to Venezuelan streetsA mobile orchestra has been playing on the streets of Venezuela in an effort to give people a brief respite from the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico president's support of tarnished pol tears at partyMonths of protests over the nomination of a man accused of rape have included open dissent within the Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party
The Associated Press1 day ago
This photo provided by the Arecibo Observatory, shows the damage done by a broken cable that supported a metal platform, creating a 100-foot (30-meter) gash to the radio telescope's reflector dish in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. The University of Central Florida that manages the National Science Foundation facility said eight panels in the dome also were damaged and the platform used to access the dome is now twisted. (Arecibo Observatory via AP)
Officials seeking answers to Puerto Rico telescope collapseThe National Science Foundation says it could cost up to $50 million just to clean up the debris at a renowned radio telescope that collapsed last year in Puerto Rico
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombia prosecutors move to drop case against ex-presidentAuthorities in Colombia have moved to drop charges against conservative former President Álvaro Uribe over witness tampering allegations for which he was detained for two months last year
The Associated Press1 day ago
A man rides his horse through Viñales, Cuba, March 1, 2021. Both U.S. sanctions meant to punish the government and a COVID-19 pandemic have squashed tourism almost everywhere, making some Cubans hope that new U.S. President Joe Biden will reverse at least some of the restrictions implemented by his predecessor. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Cuba's struggling entrepreneurs look to Biden with hopeThousands of new private businesses were booming in Cuba's socialist economy before the Trump administration closed the tap on tourism
The Associated Press1 day ago
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The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico City launches Latin America's latest cable car lineMexico City has launched the first of what it hopes will be several cable-car lines in the poorer outskirts of the city of 9 million
The Associated Press2 days ago
Pacaya volcano blows a cloud of ash, viewed from San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy )
Evacuation request ignored at Guatemala's Pacaya volcanoGuatemala's Pacaya volcano continues to spew columns of ash thousands of feet (meters) into the air
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN finds soaring poverty in virus-hit Latin America regionThe U.N. economic agency for Latin America and the Caribbean says more than 20 million people across the region were pushed into poverty during pandemic-plagued 2020
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico to raise security for candidates ahead of electionsMexico will step up security for candidates heading into the largest elections in its history this year
The Associated Press2 days ago
People watch a movie at a cinema after almost a year of theaters being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Buenos Aires reopens as virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shutSao Paulo and Buenos Aires are the two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries and they're headed in opposite directions in the COVID-19 pandemic
The Associated Press3 days ago
Others test, check, trace; Mexico lets tourists in speedilyEven as other countries institute airport testing, tracing and mandatory isolation, Mexican authorities are bragging about the speed with which they let tourists exit the terminal at the resort of Cancun
The Associated Press3 days ago
A doctor gets some fresh air as he takes a walk outside the HRAN Hospital in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The number of new COVID-19 cases in Brazil is still surging, with a new record high of deaths reported on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopensSao Paulo and Buenos Aires, the two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries, are headed in opposite directions in the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting how those that loosen restrictions despite warnings from scientists see a spike in the pandemic while others that keep social distancing measures in place are able to reopen their economies sooner
The Associated Press3 days ago
6 men found dead in cartel-type vests in Mexico border areaAuthorities in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas say six men wearing vests with the initials of a notorious drug cartel have been found dead near the city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas
The Associated Press3 days ago
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