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Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange's computers

May. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers. On Monday, judicial authorities from Ecuador carried out an inventory of all the belongings and digital devices left...

Correction: Ecuador-US story

May. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — In a story May 15 about an agreement between Ecuador and the U.S. Agency for International Development, The Associated Press reported erroneously that aid for Venezuelan refugees is part of the USAID agreement. It is not. A corrected version of the story is below: Ecuador agrees to...

Key events in the Julian Assange legal saga

May. 13, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say they are reopening a rape case against Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London A look at key events in the Assange saga: — August 2010: Swedish prosecutor issues arrest...

Ecuador orders arrest of former foreign minister

Apr. 19, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An Ecuadorian judge has ordered the arrest of a former foreign minister, highlighting political tensions in the country that evicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the country's London embassy. Ricardo Patiño said in a video message on social media that he's being...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Apr. 19, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A former president of Peru, Alan Garcia, killed himself as he was about to be arrested in a corruption case tied to the Brazilian construction...

Assange friend jailed by Ecuador says case will collapse

Apr. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A Swedish programmer friendly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's confident the allegations that have him jailed in Ecuador lack substance and "will collapse." Privacy activist Ola Bini also says in a statement provided by his attorney that he's being held under "the best...

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

Apr. 17, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. Authorities broke through a door at...