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No bail for Mexican megachurch leader in child rape case

Jul. 16, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo was ordered held without bail Tuesday on charges of child rape and human trafficking after a historically high $50 million bail was set earlier in the case. Naasón Joaquín García is a danger to the community and a flight...

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government

Jul. 16, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela have released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolás Maduro's government Karen Palacios blasted the government in a message that went viral after losing...

AP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum ban

Jul. 16, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A major immigration policy shift took effect Tuesday to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country. The dramatic move will likely have the biggest impact on Guatemalans and Hondurans, who must pass through Mexico to reach the U.S. by...

Will Trump let Chevron stay in Venezuela?

Jul. 16, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an unlikely corner: the White House. The Trump administration is facing a July 27 deadline to renew a license...

Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

Jul. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their...

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Jul. 16, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they've shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis. A father and son who owned the workshop in the southern state of Santa Catarina have been arrested on industrial property charges. Police said the cars were being...

The Latest: Immigrant advocates sue over new asylum rule

Jul. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's effort to end asylum protections for many migrants (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Immigrant advocates are suing the Trump administration over its move to end asylum protections for most migrants who cross the southern U.S. border. The American Civil...

Air Force: Rescue team helps injured Mexican fishermen

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says two airmen from a base in Arizona were instrumental in rescuing two Mexican fishermen injured at sea. The U.S. Air Force says airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on July 10 to get medical aid to the men, who were being...

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US

Jul. 16, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, was arrested in the United States following an extradition request, U.S. and Peruvian authorities said Tuesday. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Toledo and he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Peru authorities say ex-president Alejandro Toledo, wanted for alleged corruption, has been arrested in United States

Jul. 16, 2019 2:51 PM EDT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru authorities say ex-president Alejandro Toledo, wanted for alleged corruption, has been arrested in United States.