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Morales' exit stymies comeback for Latin America's left

Nov. 12, 2019 2:53 PM EST

The sudden resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales sent shockwaves throughout Latin America, where the indigenous leader had been the last survivor among a wave of leftist leaders swept to power two decades ago as commodity prices soared. But the upheaval that has recently rocked the region, threatening Trump allies...

Bombing that killed 8 kids leaves Colombia president on edge

Nov. 7, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque is facing one of the most critical moments in his administration following the resignation of his defense minister over a bombing that killed eight children and adolescents. Defense Minister Guillermo Botero quit his job Wednesday night after a senator...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 1, 2019 12:29 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. Thousands of young Chileans marched to demand improved social services as government and opposition leaders debated the response to nearly two...

Slaying of 5 indigenous leaders shocks Colombians

Oct. 30, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TACUEYO, Colombia (AP) — President Ivan Duque will deploy 2,500 troops to a conflict-ridden zone in Colombia's southwest to reinforce security after a band of renegade rebels allegedly killed five indigenous leaders. The five people from the Tacueyo reservation were killed late Tuesday when their caravan...

Ex-Colombia president questioned on witness tampering

Oct. 8, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Powerful former President Alvaro Uribe appeared before Colombia's Supreme Court on Tuesday for questioning in a case involving alleged witness tampering that could potentially cast a dark shadow over is legacy. A magistrate queried Uribe behind closed doors for over seven hours...

The Latest: Zimbabwe's president calls for end to sanctions

Sep. 25, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is appealing for patience for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse, and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift...

Prospects of war and chances for peace dominate UN speeches

Sep. 25, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Prospects for war and peace from the Middle East to Europe, Africa and Latin America dominated the second day of the annual gathering of world leaders Wednesday, reflecting the complex global landscape where conflicts persist and terrorism is spreading. Iran remained foremost on...

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

Sep. 22, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor. Ivan Duque made the...