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Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

Nov. 15, 2019 12:25 PM EST

GUANTANAMO, Cuba (AP) — President Miguel Díaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the U.S. trade embargo, then inspected a series of state-run enterprises alongside members of his Cabinet. By mid-afternoon, he and his ministers held an...

Nicaragua opposition activists arrested trying to aid strike

Nov. 15, 2019 12:23 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Thirteen 13 activists including a Belgian-Nicaraguan student were arrested as they tried to deliver aid to relatives of jailed opponents of President Daniel Ortega’s government, Nicaragua’s opposition said Friday. The family members are on hunger strike at a church...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

Nov. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the poverty line, which in Chile is around $222 a month. “I feel tired. Honestly, I’m...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

Nov. 15, 2019 12:18 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the poverty line, which in Chile is around $222 a month. She’s an example of the pension dilemma has...

Bolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales would have to face justice for electoral fraud if he returns home

Nov. 15, 2019 11:22 AM EST
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader says Evo Morales would have to face justice for electoral fraud if he returns home.

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Nov. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla...

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 10:06 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and is forecast to head in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Raymond has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph). Its...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 15, 2019 9:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with The...

Chileans agree to replace dictatorship-era constitution

Nov. 15, 2019 8:14 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s most important political parties have agreed to call for a new constitution to replace one impose by a military dictatorship almost 40 years ago. It’s a move that follows a month of turbulent protests in the streets. The agreement signed Friday calls for an...

EU acts against Colombia for slapping duties on fries

Nov. 15, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is launching a case against Colombia at the World Trade Organization for slapping extra duties on fries from the bloc. The European Commission said Friday that it has repeatedly implored Colombia to lift the duties, ranging from 3% to 8%. The commission says the tariffs...