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Mexico Senate passes energy bill favoring state, fossil fuelMexico's Senate has passed an electrical energy bill that favors government-owned generating plants that largely run on fossil fuels, putting renewable and private plants at the back of the line for purchasing power
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Constitutional Court President Jose Francisco de Mata Vela leads a press conference in Guatemala City. Guatemala's Congress began reshaping the country's highest court Tuesday, March 2, 2021, selecting a new magistrate and an alternate in decisions that could have grave consequences for the battle against corruption and impunity. (AP Photo/Luis Soto, File)
Guatemala begins reshaping court; corruption concerns growGuatemala’s Congress has begun reshaping the country’s highest court, selecting a new magistrate and an alternate in decisions that could have grave consequences for the battle against corruption and impunity
The Associated Press7 hours ago
European Union Ambassador to Venezuela Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa leaves a meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza where she was given a letter of "persona non grata" and given 72 hours to leave the country, at Arreaza's office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The meeting was called after the EU sanctioned an additional 19 Venezuelans for "undermining democracy and the rule of law" in Venezuela and the National Assembly declared the EU ambassador "persona non grata." (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Chief European Union diplomat in Venezuela leaves countryThe chief European Union diplomat in Venezuela has left the country, a week after the government of Nicolás Maduro declared her persona non grata and ordered her expulsion
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Nicaragua finds boat with bodies of 6 migrants in CaribbeanNicaraguan authorities say the bodies of six people, apparently migrants, have been found in a small boat drifting off the Caribbean coast
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Guatemala: 5 migrants survived January massacre of 19Guatemalan authorities say five migrants survived the Jan. 22 massacre of 19 people, including 16 Guatemalans, in northern Mexico
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2005 file photo, Bunny Wailer performs at the One Love concert to celebrate Bob Marley's 60th birthday, in Kingston, Jamaica.  Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the last surviving original member of the legendary group The Wailers, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in his native Jamaica, according to his manager. He was 73. (AP Photo/Collin Reid, File)
Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary, dies in Jamaica at age 73Reggae music legend Bunny Wailer has died in his native Jamaica at age 73
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A view of the malecon completely empty of tourists in Havana, Cuba, March 2, 2021. The Caribbean is hunting for visitors to jump-start the stalled economy in one of the world’s most tourism-dependent regions (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Sun, sand, shots: Caribbean seeks vaccines to revive economyThe Caribbean is hunting for visitors and vaccines as it seeks to jump-start the stalled economy of one of the world’s most tourism-dependent regions
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Tents used by migrants seeking asylum in the United States line an entrance to the border crossing, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. President Joe Biden is holding a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Monday's meeting was a chance for them to discuss migration, among other issues. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Mexico president says meeting with Biden friendly, positiveMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he had no differences with U.S. President Joe Biden in their first bilateral meeting
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo, jailed former President Alberto Fujimori attends his hearing at a police base on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Fujimori is facing new charges on March 1, 2021, accused of being the mastermind of the sterilization against their will of more than 1 thousand Quechua Indigenous women during his administration. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
In Peru, sterilization case against Fujimori goes to courtFormer Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is on trial for his role in a 1990s government program in which many Indigenous women in poor communities say they were forcibly sterilized, and some died or suffered serious injuries because of infection
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his regularly scheduled morning press conference known as "La Mañanera" at the National Palace in Mexico City, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Las Mañaneras are a platform for the president to relay information he says the media ignore or misrepresent. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Intruder raises questions about Mexican president's securityAn intruder burst into Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's daily morning news conference, approached him and spoke with the leader for a while before an aide accompanied the man into a back office to listen to his complaint
The Associated Press1 day ago
An elderly woman is injected with a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech CoronaVac vaccine for COVID-19 at the Jose Joaquin Vargas Special Women's Center in Sibate, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The geriatric center specializing in treating psychiatric patients began vaccinating patients over 80 against the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Colombia 1st in Americas to get vaccines from UN programColombia has became the first country in the Americas to receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative
The Associated Press1 day ago
Danger or delight? Uphill battle for Brazil's huge jackfruitThere had long been stories of the world’s largest tree-borne fruit divebombing passersby
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police officers stand guard during legislative and local elections, at a polling place in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. Sunday's elections in El Salvador are seen as a referendum on whether to break the congressional deadlock that has tied the hands of upstart populist President Nayib Bukele. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
Salvadoran president appears to win control of congressPopulist President Nayib Bukele appears to have won overwhelming control of El Salvador's unicameral congress, ending a two-year standoff with legislators of the old parties that have dominated politics in the Central American country since the end of the 1980-1992 civil war
The Associated Press1 day ago
El Salvador vote could strengthen president's rulePeople in El Salvador are voting in legislative and mayoral elections that are seen as a referendum on whether to break the congressional deadlock that has tied the hands of upstart populist President Nayib Bukele
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gives his daily, morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, with an Argentine flag in the background, right, as Argentine President Alberto Fernandez attends the event. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican president says he'll propose labor program to BidenMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will propose a ‘Bracero’ style immigrant labor program to U.S. President Joe Biden during a video call between the two leaders planned for Monday
The Associated Press3 days ago
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