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UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled VenezuelaThe United Nations says an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
A nursing home building smolders after fire in which at least ten elderly persons died, in Chiguayante, Chile, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. At least Ten elderly persons died in the voracious fire that destroyed the bedroom in which they rested, informed the governor of Bío Bio, Jorge Ulloa. (Alejandro Zonez/Aton Chile via AP)
Chile: 10 women killed in nursing home fireChilean authorities say that at least 10 elderly people have been killed as a fire swept through a nursing home
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds up his picture during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) organized the rally to show support for the president following what the government called a failed assassination attempt with explosives-laden drones. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Official: Venezuelan general arrested in assassination plotProsecutors in Venezuela say they've arrested two high-ranking military officers suspected in an assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Former Uruguay leader Mujica retires from SenateFormer Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has resigned from his senatorial seat
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Members of the media wait across the headquarters of the Catholic Church’s Episcopal Conference after authorities raided the building in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Police raided the place as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probeChilean authorities raid Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference in sex abuse investigation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Venezuela officials say 2 high-ranking military officers arrested for attempt to assassinate presidentVenezuela officials say 2 high-ranking military officers arrested for attempt to assassinate president
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Judge denies request to move US trial for 'El Chapo'A U.S. judge has denied a request by notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to move his trial
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victoryGay-rights activists are cautiously raising their profile in Haiti _ even as their community faces pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life
The Associated Press3 hours ago
ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrantsA civil rights group is arguing that federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation "trap" at their required interviews.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Prosecutor says authorities are raiding the headquarters of Chile's Catholic Episcopal Conference in probe of sex abuseProsecutor says authorities are raiding the headquarters of Chile's Catholic Episcopal Conference in probe of sex abuse
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Police officers prepare salvage a vehicle that collided with a Colombian-registered bus traveling to Quito, in Pifo, Ecuador, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned along the Pifo-Papallacta highway, near Ecuador's capital, local officials reported. (AP Photo/Carlos Noriega)
Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 19Ecuadorean officials say at least 24 people died and another 19 were injured when a long-distance bus overturned on a highway near Ecuador's capital
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Fire sweeps through Chilean nursing home, killing 10 womenFire sweeps through Chilean nursing home, killing 10 women
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Brazil's Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna, left, walks with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, after their meeting in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mattis has spent six days visiting South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
US Defense Secretary Mattis pitches closer US-Brazil tiesU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a pitch to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Ecuador says 23 people killed, 14 injured in bus crash near capitalEcuador says 23 people killed, 14 injured in bus crash near capital
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Maduro: Gas prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglersVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says some of the world's cheapest gasoline that his country's drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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