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Supporters of Brazil's Bolsonaro stage huge demonstration to defend him amid investigations

Feb. 25, 2024 20:28 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro staged a huge rally jamming a main avenue in Brazil's biggest city Sunday to defend him against legal challenges that could put him in jail. The far-right leader said in a speech that he seeks "pacification to erase...

At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in an attack during a service in northern Burkina Faso

Feb. 25, 2024 12:38 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in a Burkina Faso village on Sunday when gunmen attacked a community as they gathered for prayers in the country's conflict-hit northern region, church officials said. The violence in the village of Essakane was a...

Tunisia's ex-president Moncef Marzouki sentenced to 8 years in absentia

Feb. 24, 2024 12:52 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A court in Tunisia sentenced former president Moncef Marzouki to eight years in prison in absentia as part of the country's crackdown on opponents of President Kais Saied. The charges against Marzouki, who lives in Paris, stemmed from remarks he made that...

West Africa bloc lifts coup sanctions on Niger in a new push for dialogue to resolve tensions

Feb. 24, 2024 11:42 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West Africa’s regional bloc known as ECOWAS said Saturday that it is lifting travel and economic sanctions imposed on Niger that were aimed at reversing last year's coup in the country in a new push for dialogue as it also renewed calls on three junta-led nations to...

West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue

Feb. 24, 2024 10:56 AM EST
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro stays silent in meeting with police as part of coup investigation

Feb. 22, 2024 15:12 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and some of his former top aides met Thursday with police as part of an investigation into allegations they plotted a coup to remove Bolsonaro's successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro arrived at Federal...

DeSantis calls takeover of Disney government a 'success' despite worker exodus, litigation

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the takeover a success, despite an exodus of workers, ongoing litigation and scandal surrounding one of his...

Death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda days after 1973 coup should be reinvestigated, court rules

Feb. 21, 2024 01:47 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The death of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda days after Chile's 1973 military coup should be reinvestigated, an appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying new steps could help clarify what killed the poet. Last December, a judge rejected a request by Neruda's nephew to...

A prayer for Evita: Here's why many Argentines are devoted to a first lady who died in 1952

Feb. 19, 2024 16:04 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Early every morning, just as she reaches her workplace at a labor union in Buenos Aires, Ángeles Celerier heads to the chapel and prays to Saint Cajetan, Saint Teresa and Eva Perón. Perón — unlike the others — has not been canonized by the...

How Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra went from prime minister to fugitive abroad and back home again

Feb. 19, 2024 09:04 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thaksin Shinawatra, the billionaire former prime minister of Thailand, made a dramatic return home after more than a decade of self-imposed exile. He was detained in a hospital for six months and on Sunday, Thaksin was released on parole for corruption-related...