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Latin American leaders seek more vaccines at Andorra summit

Apr. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Representatives of 22 countries from Latin America and Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, in their first, mostly virtual meeting since the pandemic started, called for more equitable access to coronavirus vaccines and flexible funding for their economic recovery. ...

UN agency to provide food assistance for Venezuelan children

Apr. 19, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The food assistance agency of the United Nations announced Monday that it will begin operations in Venezuela after reaching an agreement with the South American nation’s government. The efforts of the World Food Program will focus on feeding...

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Apr. 17, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number of lives lost, as...

Greece OKs Venezuelan Embassy assets seizure in legal case

Apr. 09, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Justice Ministry has authorized a court order to seize assets from the Venezuelan Embassy in Athens following a court case linked to sexual misconduct and wrongful dismissal allegations made by former female staff members. The court...

Swiss banker to Venezuelan kleptocrats becomes star witness

Apr. 08, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Matthias Krull pulls up his pant leg and slides a gardening shear on the ankle monitor that for two years has been a constant reminder of his crimes. With a court order in hand, and a child’s voice echoing from the next room, the former Swiss banker...

Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US

Apr. 02, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It’s a long way from her life as a live-in housekeeper in California years ago, and further still from a childhood working in El...

Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US

Apr. 02, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It's a long way from her life as a live-in housekeeper in California years ago, and further still from a childhood working in El Salvador's...

Today in History

Mar. 26, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, March 26, the 85th day of 2021. There are 280 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 26, 1982, groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam...

NGOs: Venezuela military, Colombia rebels continue fighting

Mar. 25, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ARAUQUITA, Colombia (AP) — Clashes that began over the weekend between Venezuela’s military and a Colombian armed group in a community along the nations’ shared border have continued, prompting more Venezuelans to seek refuge in a nearby Colombian community, international monitoring...

Venezuelan COVID patients increasingly seeking in-home care

Mar. 25, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Chef Carlos Páez has a long and tough road ahead after a serious case of COVID-19 that required a constant supply of oxygen. He is showing improvement, but his health is still fragile. Páez, however, didn’t receive treatment at one of...