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2nd person dies amid dengue epidemic in French CaribbeanOfficials say a second person has died as a result of a dengue epidemic in several French Caribbean islands
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Scientist nabbed for Russia spying is Mexico hometown hero A mayor in southern Mexico says the Mexican biologist charged with spying for Russia in Miami is considered a hero in his hometown
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin during his flight to visit Chernigovets coal mine, in Beryozovsky, Kemerovo region, Russia. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Rosneft’s trading arm and its CEO, accusing the Geneva-based firm of providing a critical lifeline to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for USIn 2016, the head of Russia's largest oil company traveled to the birthplace of Hugo Chavez, in the empty, sweltering plains of Venezuela, to unveil a giant bronze statue of the late socialist leader that he commissioned from a Russian artist
The Associated Press14 hours ago
UN report questions police, highlights violence in HaitiThe United Nations issued a scathing report on Tuesday that accused Haitian police of not protecting an impoverished neighborhood from corrupt officers and gang leaders they say shot at people and set fire to homes and cars in a recent three-day attack
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Brazil oil workers clash with Petrobras in 18-day strikeThousands of oil workers in Brazil are engaged in an indefinite strike against layoffs at oil giant Petrobras
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Murdered Mexico City girl buried amid grief, outrage A 7-year-old Mexico City girl found murdered over the weekend has been buried as capital officials pledged to tighten rules for children leaving government schools on their own
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Officials search for small plane that crashed near DominicaAuthorities on the French island of Guadeloupe say they're looking for the remains of a small plane that apparently crashed at sea near the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica over the weekend
The Associated Press1 day ago
Peru gas workers unearth centuries of history in Lima's soilFor nearly two decades, workers for a company building gas lines across Peru’s capital have found themselves unearthing a treasure trove of history
The Associated Press1 day ago
Watchman sentenced to 16 years in killing of Florida touristA hotel watchman has been convicted of killing a Florida tourist at an Airbnb lodging in Costa Rica and he's been sentenced to 16 years in prison
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico attorney general says case of ex-oil chief 'symbolic'Until recently, Mexico had done nothing to pursue corruption revealed as part of the investigation into the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht unlike other countries in Latin America
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. On Feb 2020, Spanish police arrested Lozoya in southern Spain. Mexico had been pursuing Lozoya through Europe for months over allegations of an illegal contract while he was at Pemex. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)
Mexico attorney general says case of ex-oil chief 'symbolic'Until recently, Mexico had done nothing to pursue corruption revealed as part of the investigation into the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht unlike other countries in Latin America
The Associated Press1 day ago
Friends and relatives attend a wake for Fatima, a 7-year-old girl who was abducted from the entrance of the Enrique C. Rebsamen primary school and later killed, her home in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Fatima's body was found wrapped in a bag and abandoned in a rural area on Saturday and was identified by genetic testing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Killing of 7-year-old stokes anger in Mexico over femicidesThe killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earlier this month
The Associated Press2 days ago
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