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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Venezuela's Finance Minister Rodolfo Marco Torres leaves after a press conference at the Central bank in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. The Associated Press cited documents and testimony from business owners who pointed to food minister Gen. Rodolfo Marco Torres and his predecessor, Gen. Carlos Osorio, as key figures involved in fraudulent food imports. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruptionVenezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
United States Customs and Border Protection officials block access to Tijuana, Mexico, at the San Ysidro Port of Entry with San Diego, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with USProtesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Mexico identifies 56 sets of human remains in mass graveProsecutors say 56 sets of human remains have been identified in a jumble of bone fragments found at a mass burial pit in the border state of Nuevo Leon
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Bullfighting returns to Colombia's capital amid protestsHundreds of protesters are harassing spectators making their way to a bullfight ring in Colombia's capital for the first such events in four years
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Trump's State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace pactPresident Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state nominee says he'd review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a deal that was enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Surrounded by journalists, protesters topple a pinata in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday, Jan. 20 2017, amid apprehension in Mexico regarding his previous comments about Mexico and his promise to build a border wall to halt migration. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump speak by phone, to meet Jan. 31Officials say Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump have spoken by phone and are scheduled to meet later this month, officials announced
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police enter Brazil prison after gang clash; control tenuousMilitary police entered a prison in northeastern Brazil on Saturday, establishing tenuous control after a week of chaos and fighting between rival gangs that left 26 inmates dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico governor rejects federal control board ordersPuerto Rico's new governor is rejecting orders from a federal control board in the first clash over how best to tackle the island government's deep financial crisis
The Associated Press2 days ago
Officials: Mexican activist had fled, shot when he returnedHuman rights officials say an environmentalist shot to death in Mexico had fled his community almost 10 years ago and was killed when he returned to visit a sick relative
The Associated Press2 days ago
Standoff at Brazil prison where 26 killed over weekendInmates wielding knives, machetes and cell phones hold their ground at a prison in northeast Brazil where 26 were recently killed
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE-  In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki attends a session of the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil. Zavascki's son said that his father was on a plane that crashed off the coast of the city in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil investigates crash that killed Car Wash probe judgeBrazilian authorities are investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against key politicians
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican police find dismembered body of toddlerPolice in southern Mexico have found the dismembered bodies of a 2-year-old toddler and a woman in plastic bags
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico returns 91 Cubans who had hoped to reach USMexico returns 91 Cubans who had hoped to reach US
The Associated Press2 days ago
Soldiers wait at the airport after the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department announced Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities for transportation to the U.S. on Thursday, the last day of President Barack Obama's administration and a day before Donald Trump is to be inaugurated. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)
Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as politicalJoaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend
The Associated Press2 days ago
Key dates in Mexico's pursuit and extradition of 'El Chapo'Key dates in the various pursuits, captures, escapes and the extradition of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
The Associated Press3 days ago
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