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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...

The Latest: UN chief urges restraint for Bolivians

Nov. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about the situation in Bolivia, where Evo Morales resigned the presidency Sunday after weeks of protests over a disputed...

Orangutan granted 'personhood' settles into new Florida home

Nov. 7, 2019 12:04 PM EST

WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) — A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida. Patti Ragan, director of the center in Wauchula, Florida, says Sandra is "very sweet and inquisitive" and adjusting to her...

Colombia court upends old Latin America naming tradition

Nov. 6, 2019 3:33 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Tradition has long had it that children born to families in Latin America receive two last names: That of their father, followed by that of their mother. Now that practice is being challenged in court. Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that the tradition violates...

Argentine, Mexican leaders meet on trade and cooperation

Nov. 4, 2019 10:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernández met with his Mexican soon-to-be counterpart Monday seeking to boost bilateral and regional cooperation in his first foreign trip since winning election last month. Fernández said topics of discussion with Andrés Manuel López...

AP Explains: Argentina's next leader preps foreign policy

Nov. 1, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — What kind of foreign policy can the world expect from Argentina when its new president takes office in December? The country's government sparred with the United States and other Western countries when Cristina Fernández was president. Now she is returning to power, this...

Madonna statue returned by Britons to Argentina at Vatican

Oct. 30, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appeared to wipe away tears during a ceremony in St. Peter's Square for the return of a Virgin Mary statue from Britons to Argentina. Argentine troops had brought a statue of Our Lady of Lujan to the Falkland Islands, or Las Malvinas, when they invaded the British...

Return of Peronism - and Cristina - raise hopes in Argentina

Oct. 30, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Homemaker and activist Susana Ordoñez cries as she recounts all that she suffered during Argentina's worst economic crisis in recent years: No money for milk or yoghurt for her grandchildren, fears of eviction and the stress of sky-high inflation on her slim pocketbook....

Argentina's Grossi chosen to head UN nuclear agency

Oct. 29, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Argentine diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi was chosen Tuesday to head the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, succeeding the late Yukiya Amano. The International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors selected Grossi as its new director general. The appointment still requires the formal...

A divisive Peronist returns to power as VP in Argentina

Oct. 28, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Divisive Peronist leader and former Argentine President Cristina Fernández is once again in a top position of power, a development that rattled investors Monday even as financial experts said it was unlikely the economically troubled South American country would fully...