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OAS head urges international prosecutor to act on VenezuelaThe leadership of a broad coalition of Western Hemisphere nations is accusing the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor of failing to take swift action on allegations that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government committed crimes against humanity
The Associated Press2 days ago
Military police officers carry a bag filled with money left behind by armed bank robbers, in Criciuma, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Dozens of criminals armed with assault rifles invaded the city in southern Brazil overnight and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank. (Guilherme Hahn/Futura Press via AP)
Horde of Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1A large gang of heavily armed bank robbers has invaded a Brazilian city just one day after criminals struck another mid-sized city on the opposite side of the country
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico's president acknowledges end to killings far awayPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office two years ago promising to transform Mexico, but he acknowledged that some pledges have been hard to keep
The Associated Press2 days ago
Activists see threat to territory for isolated IndigenousBrazil’s Indigenous affairs agency has launched an expedition that activists fear could endanger a large protected area for isolated people in the Amazon region
The Associated Press3 days ago
4 rescued, 6 missing after boat capsizes near Puerto RicoThe U.S. Coast Guard says that four people have been rescued and it is searching for six more who were on a boat that capsized west of Puerto Rico
The Associated Press3 days ago
This satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies shows the damaged radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2020. The National Science Foundation announced Thursday, Nov. 17 that it will close the huge telescope in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life, saying it’s too dangerous to keep operating the single-dish radio telescope because the entire structure could collapse. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapsesA huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century has now completely collapsed
The Associated Press3 days ago
Military police officers carry a bag filled with money left behind by armed bank robbers, in Criciuma, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Dozens of criminals armed with assault rifles invaded the city in southern Brazil overnight and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank. (Guilherme Hahn/Futura Press via AP)
Dozens of bandits seize Brazilian city, loot bankDozens of criminals armed with assault rifles have invaded a city in southern Brazil, taking control of the streets as they attacked a local bank
The Associated Press3 days ago
Dressed in protective gear to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, military surgeon, Coronel Oscar Benavides Aguilar talks to a patient who is speaking to her daughter via a tablet, at a military hospital set up to take care of COVID-19 patients in Mexico City, Monday, November 30, 2020. As of last Friday, Mexico reported a record daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases, with Mexico City reporting the biggest portion of the surge in cases. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
WHO chief: Mexico in 'bad shape' with coronavirus pandemicThe head of the World Health Organization says that “Mexico is in bad shape” with the pandemic and is urging its leaders be serious about the coronavirus and set examples for its citizens
The Associated Press3 days ago
Mexico sets another $11.5 billion in infrastructure projectsMexico has announced another round of 29 private and public infrastructure projects worth about $11.5 billion that will be breaking ground by the end of 2021
The Associated Press4 days ago
Mexico's president pledges justice for murdered FrenchmanMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pledged justice will be done in the case of a French restaurant owner who was found murdered over the the weekend
The Associated Press4 days ago
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, left, poses for a photo with a supporter after voting during run-off municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Bolsonaro, who sometimes has embraced the label "Trump of the Tropics," said Sunday he'll wait a little longer before recognizing the U.S. election victory of Joe Biden, while echoing President Donald Trump's allegations of irregularities in the U.S. vote. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's Bolsonaro suffers wave of defeats in mayoral racesBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suffered heavy losses in mayoral elections that were completed with 57 runoffs on Sunday
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2009 file photo, Mexico's Federal Secretary of Public Safety, Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Mexico City. Mexico's former public security secretary pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, to new drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District Court of New York. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
Mexico charges ex-security chief who faces trial in USMexican officials say they want to prosecute former security chief Genaro Gará Luna in his own country, despite the fact he faces trial in the U.S. for allegedly protecting a drug gang
The Associated Press4 days ago
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