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Leftist wins Honduran presidential vote after rival concedes

Nov. 30, 2021 23:03 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' ruling party conceded defeat Tuesday in presidential elections held two days earlier, giving victory to leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fears of another contested vote and violent protests. Tegucigalpa Mayor...

Candidate from Honduras’ ruling party concedes that leftist Xiomara Castro won Sunday’s election

Nov. 30, 2021 20:38 PM EST
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Candidate from Honduras’ ruling party concedes that leftist Xiomara Castro won Sunday’s election.

Mexico to reverse course, give COVID-19 booster shots

Nov. 30, 2021 14:32 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials have reversed their previous position against giving coronavirus booster shots and said Tuesday they are studying a plan to administer third doses to people over 60. The announcement came as Mexico nears 450,000 deaths from...

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' gets 3 years on US charges

Nov. 30, 2021 14:21 PM EST

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a dramatic escape...

Honduras leftist leader could present opportunities for US

Nov. 30, 2021 11:54 AM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — If Xiomara Castro’s wide lead in Honduras’ presidential election holds, her leftist government could present challenges, but also opportunities for a Biden administration that has struggled with how to work on the country’s problems while keeping current...

USA Basketball falls in World Cup qualifier to Mexico, 97-88

Nov. 29, 2021 23:25 PM EST

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) — USA Basketball’s road to the 2023 Basketball World Cup got a little tougher on Monday, after the Americans were handed a surprising loss at Mexico in a qualifying game. Orlando Mendez scored 27 points, Gabriel Giron added 19 and Mexico —...

Man shot to death on beach at Mexico's Acapulco resort

Nov. 29, 2021 23:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said gunmen pulled up in a boat and shot a man to death on a popular beach in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. Police in the southern state of Guerrero said the shooting attack occurred Monday at the Majahua beach in Puerto...

Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, Honduras' 1st female president?

Nov. 29, 2021 14:49 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of ousted former president Mel Zelaya, has taken a commanding lead in Honduras’ elections, capping a 12-year effort. If preliminary tallies from the election Sunday are confirmed, Castro de Zelaya would...

Leftist holds commanding lead in Honduran presidential vote

Nov. 29, 2021 13:28 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro held a commanding lead Monday as Hondurans appeared poised to remove the conservative National Party from power after 12 years of continuous rule. Castro declared herself the winner despite orders...

Leftist holds commanding lead in Honduran presidential vote

Nov. 29, 2021 09:04 AM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro held a commanding lead early Monday as Hondurans appeared poised to remove the conservative National Party from power after 12 years of continuous rule. Castro declared herself the winner despite...