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Mexican front-runner promotes 'well-being of the soul'The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race has plunged into the normally taboo topic of religion, vowing to promote 'the well-being of the soul' if elected
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US lawmakers say it's time to restore staff at Cuba embassyU.S. lawmakers on a visit to Cuba are urging the State Department to restore Embassy staff pulled from the country last year in response to mysterious ailments among diplomats and their families
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At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in PeruPolice say at least 44 people were killed when a double-deck bus veered off a highway and tumbled 200 meters (about 650 feet) down a cliff in southern Peru
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Feb. 5, 2018 photo, Cornelio Colque Huanca, dressed as "Ekeko," the god of prosperity and the central figure of the Alasita Fair, poses for a portrait in front of a black curtain in La Paz, Bolivia. Huanca, 56, said he's been selling plants at the annual Alasita fair over the last 39 years. "Everything I've asked him, he has given to me. That's why I always wanted to dress up as Ekeko," said Huanca who took 5th place at the Ekeko competition. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
AP PHOTOS: Bolivians pick their Andean god of abundanceAP PHOTOS: Bolivians pick their Andean god of abundance and dream of prosperity in the coming year
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Vatican sex abuse investigator hospitalized in ChileThe special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse has been hospitalized in Chile
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Vatican's sex abuse investigator hospitalized in ChileVatican's sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile
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Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victimsThe Vatican's sex abuse investigator has begun a series of meetings in Chile with abuse victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Brazil's Congress approves military intervention in RioBrazil's lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces as soldiers and police spread out throughout in the city to combat rising crime
The Associated Press16 hours ago
El Salvador detains 3 officers in torture, abduction casePolice in El Salvador have arrested two colonels and a lieutenant colonel in the case of eight soldiers convicted last year of torture and abduction
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More big parties join Venezuela ballot boycott: officialVenezuelan's major opposition groups are edging closer to an all-out boycott of an upcoming presidential election, warning the vote won't be free or fair
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this Feb. 6, 2018 photo, bakery workers make deserts at Danubio bakery in Caracas, Venezuela. Many long-time employees have fled the country and called from abroad to tell their former boss they're not returning, and other days word spreads of a market selling discounted flour, so everybody leaves to get in line. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meetAbsenteeism among workers is rampant in Venezuela as the oil-rich nation sinks deeper into economic and political crisis
The Associated Press1 day ago
Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried againA court in Peru has determined that former Peruvian strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence
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Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in MexicoA gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state
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Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering TexasMexican marines have captured an alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel in the border state of Tamaulipas
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Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisisBrazilian leaders are saying that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a test case for other violent areas of Brazil
The Associated Press1 day ago
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