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AP Explains: Nicaragua pension changes ignite fiery protests
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaragua has been rocked by a week of protests in which over two dozen people have been killed. The protests quickly spread nationwide, with scenes of massive rock throwing, burning barricades, tear gas and some gunfire. The dead included a journalist shot to death while transmitting live on social media. Dozens of shops were looted in Managua, the capital of this Central American nation of 6 million....

Mexico holds its first presidential debate for July election
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The first of Mexico's presidential debates opened Sunday night with rivals concentrating their fire on front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who defended the idea of an amnesty to fight drug violence and revived his famous campaign slogan from 2006, "For the good of all, the poor come first."...

Paraguay ruling party candidate wins presidential election
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- The son of a former dictator's top aide won the presidential election in Paraguay on Sunday, helped by a booming economy under his party....

Peruvian mob kills Canadian blamed for shaman's killing
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A 41-year-old Canadian who traveled to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine was killed by a mob in a remote corner of the Amazon rain forest after people blamed him for the slaying of an elderly shaman, authorities said Sunday....

Nicaragua's president cancels social security overhaul
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaragua's president on Sunday withdrew changes to the social security system that had triggered deadly protests and looting....