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Colombia's president visits rebels as they prepare to disarmColombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso's supporters protest outside Ecuador's National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against Lasso, his nearest rival. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Ruling party candidate on top in Ecuador's presidential voteThe hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa holds an easy lead in Ecuador's presidential election, though authorities say it may be a few more days before they determine if he won enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capitalAn earthquake causes skyscrapers in Panama's capital to sway and leads to the evacuation of some buildings
The Associated Press1 hour ago
AP Exclusive" Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jailsHaitian prosecutors and rights activists are sounding an alarm about collapsing conditions at the impoverished country's prisons, saying malnutrition from acute food shortages and a slew of preventable illnesses are leading to an upsurge of inmate deaths
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Supporters of presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso of Creating Opportunities party protest in front of Electoral National Council as they wait for final results of general election in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. With more than 75 percent of polling stations reporting, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had over 38 percent of the votes, compared to just under 30 percent for former banker Guillermo Lasso, the closest contender among seven opposition candidates. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential voteThe hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa heads to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it is uncertain late Sunday whether he will get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Bomb explodes by Colombia bull ring, injuring 26A homemade bomb explodes near Bogota's bullring, injuring two dozen police officers and two civilians
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico: 5 dead bodies dumped along highway in Veracruz stateMexican authorities say the dead bodies of five men were dumped along a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombia's FARC rebels complete move to demobilization areasOfficials say roughly 6,900 members Colombia's largest rebel group have arrived in special transition zones to begin disarming, completing a key step in a revised peace deal ending more than five decades of armed conflict
The Associated Press1 day ago
Backed by Trump Venezuelans march to demand release of LopezHundreds of Venezuelans march to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez on the third anniversary of the opposition leader's arrest
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bus flips over in Argentina's Andes, at least 19 killedPolice say a passenger bus has flipped over on an Argentine highway, killing 19 of the 42 people aboard
The Associated Press2 days ago
Shirley Vanegas, daughter of illegal immigrants, addresses Miami-Dade County commissioners in the county building, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in downtown Miami. Vanegas asked the commissioners to reverse Mayor Carlos Gimenez's position on immigration that requires local police to work with federal officers to enforce immigration law. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
No sanctuary for immigrants living illegally in Miami-DadeMiami-Dade County's commissioners have voted to uphold a mayor's decree ordering local authorities to cooperate with immigration agencies after detaining migrants suspected of being in the county illegally
The Associated Press2 days ago
Penguins pack on a beach at Punta Tombo peninsula in Argentina's Patagonia, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Drawn by an unusually abundant haul of sardines and anchovies, over a million penguins visited the peninsula during this years' breeding season, a recent record number according to local officials. Punta Tombo represents the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world. (AP Photo/Maxi Jonas)
Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins to Argentine peninsulaMore than a million penguins have traveled to Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula during this year's breeding season, drawn by an unusually abundance of small fish
The Associated Press2 days ago
680 Cubans returned home since end of 'wet foot, dry foot'About 680 Cubans have been returned to the island from various countries since then-President Barack Obama ended a longstanding immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who made it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident
The Associated Press2 days ago
First Cubans deported after end to 'wet foot, dry foot'Officials say two women have become the first Cubans to be deported from the United States since the immigration policy known as "wet foot, dry foot" ended last month
The Associated Press2 days ago
Hundreds of Mexicans protest with 'human wall' on US borderHundreds of people in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez have gathered on the edge of the Rio Grande river to form a "human wall" to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a wall between the countries
The Associated Press2 days ago
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