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USGS reports magnitude 6.0 quake off Chile’s northern coast

Dec. 3, 2019 9:33 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck early Tuesday off the coast of northern Chile, but there were no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was recorded at 3:46 a.m. local time at a moderate depth of 32 kilometers (20 miles). It was centered 37 kilometers (23...

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after top court ruling

Nov. 29, 2019 10:52 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Supporters cheered late Friday as once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori left the prison where she had been held while being investigated for alleged corruption. Peru's Constitutional Tribunal approved her release. Smiling broadly, the...

Peru’s Fujimori will leave prison to new political landscape

Nov. 28, 2019 9:01 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison, her supporters will applaud her freedom and her detractors will lament what they consider more impunity for the corrupt, but the reality is the future is far from clear for the woman who twice almost won Peru’s presidency. The...

Correction: Reckoning-Where Are They Now story

Nov. 27, 2019 4:25 PM EST

In a story sent Oct. 4 and 5 about clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse living with little to no oversight from authorities, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Massachusetts does not have a public database of teacher licenses. The state added a...

Ex-Peruvian prime minister detained in Odebrecht case

Nov. 27, 2019 3:25 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian Prime Minister César Villanueva was arrested preventatively while being investigated for alleged influence peddling in a bribery case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, the Public Ministry said Wednesday. Authorities also detained businessman José...

Peru opposition leader Fujimori ordered freed during probe

Nov. 25, 2019 10:24 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal narrowly approved a habeas corpus request Monday to free opposition leader Keiko Fujimori from preliminary detention while she is investigated for alleged corruption. Magistrates noted that the 4-3 ruling does not constitute a judgment of...

Peruvian court approves request to free opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, but she remains under corruption investigation

Nov. 25, 2019 2:55 PM EST
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian court approves request to free opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, but she remains under corruption investigation.

The Latest: State Dept. warns against travel to Bolivia

Nov. 12, 2019 10:12 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on Bolivia's political turmoil (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The U.S. State Department is warning American citizens against traveling to Bolivia because of the unrest that has gripped the Andean nation since a disputed presidential election last month. Its notice says...

Morales says he's headed for Mexico as clashes rock Bolivia

Nov. 11, 2019 11:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new elections....

The Latest: Morales says he's leaving Bolivia for Mexico

Nov. 11, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has tweeted that he is leaving Bolivia for Mexico, which has granted him asylum. Peruvian authorities said earlier Monday evening that a Mexican government plane had flown...