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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Dismissive words on abuse scandal cast pall over pope's tripPope Francis demanded rights for indigenous groups, decried the region's scourge of corruption and denounced violence against women _ yet his visit was defined by 27 dismissive words that sparked outrage among Chileans over a clerical abuse scandal
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Journalists covering Mexico indigenous candidate robbedGunmen in western Mexico have robbed cameras and cellphones from journalists covering a campaign tour by Mexico's indigenous presidential candidate
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decadesMexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over the preceding year
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A nun takes a selfie before a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Droves fill pope's final Mass in restive Latin America tripMore than 1 million people have turned out for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that's a sharp contrast with the outcry he caused in neighboring Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A priest gives communion during Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
The Latest: Pope departs Peru, concluding South America tripPope Francis is heading back to Rome after a weeklong South America trip marred by violence and fallout from a clerical sex abuse scandal
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Pope Francis departs Peruvian capital, ending weeklong South America trip marred by violence, clerical sex abuse scandalPope Francis departs Peruvian capital, ending weeklong South America trip marred by violence, clerical sex abuse scandal
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Ex-Mexican national soccer star joins leftist Morena partyFormer Mexican national soccer team star Cuauhtemoc Blanco appears to have joined the ranks of presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's leftist Morena party
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Mexican regulators cite price-fixing in domestic flightsMexico's anti-monopoly commission says it has found evidence of price-fixing by airlines on domestic airplane tickets
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Ex-Guatemala president candidate charged in Odebrecht bribesU.S. authorities have detained former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon to face charges in Guatemala
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Venezuelan officials bury rebel against family's wishesHardly any family members of a rebel police officer killed in a shootout with Venezuelan security forces were allowed to attend his burial Saturday, relatives said
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A man lights a barricade during clashes in the Policarpo Paz Garcia neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Following a disputed election marred by irregularities, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the victor and will be inaugurated on Jan. 27. The opposition does not recognize Hernandez's victory and are protesting against the result. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in HondurasClashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades
The Associated Press1 day ago
USGS: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern ChileThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile. The quake, which was deep at 110 kilometers (68 miles), struck at 10:06 p.m. local time Saturday
The Associated Press1 day ago
A dove that was released on the arrival of Pope Francis roosts on a section of a red carpet at the airport in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Francis travelled to an area of northern Peru that is frequently hit by "El Nino" storms and was inundated in 2017 by flooding that killed more than 150 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope: Femicides in Latin America a scourge that must stopPope Francis is denouncing femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset
The Associated Press1 day ago
Locals arrange an altar of the Virgen de la Puerta during a tribute with Pope Francis, at the Plaza de Armas in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
The Latest: Pope decries killings of women, other violencePope Francis is denouncing the killings of women and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pope Francis celebrates a seaside Mass on Huanchaco Beach, near the city of Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Francis travelled Saturday to northern Peru, a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile 'slander' comments on abusePope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse has implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying his words were "a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse."
The Associated Press1 day ago
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