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Today in History: FEB 4, Rosa Parks is born

Feb. 04, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2023. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1783, Britain’s King George III proclaimed a formal cessation of hostilities in the American...

Peru protesters tear-gassed after president calls for truce

Jan. 25, 2023 00:05 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Peru's capital and were met with volleys of tear gas and pellets amid clashes with security forces just hours after President Dina Boluarte called for a “truce” in almost two months of protests. The antigovernment...

Rights groups dismayed at lack of criticism for Peru abuses

Jan. 24, 2023 19:31 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than 50 people have died in ongoing street protests in the weeks since Peru's elected leader was jailed, mostly demonstrators at the hands of police officers, but only a few international voices of concern have emerged. The relative silence of much of the...

Proposed Brazil-Argentina common currency is met with doubts

Jan. 23, 2023 17:07 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A proposal floated by the leaders of Brazil and Argentina to launch a common currency is being met with deep skepticism by analysts, who say neither country is positioned to tackle such a complicated undertaking or instill confidence in the idea with global markets. ...

China halts visas for Japan, South Korea in COVID-19 spat

Jan. 10, 2023 20:55 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese embassies stopped issuing new visas for South Koreans and Japanese on Tuesday in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 measures recently imposed by those countries on travelers from China. It wasn’t clear whether China would expand the visa suspensions to other...

Brazil's Lula welcomed back by Latin American leaders

Jan. 02, 2023 15:12 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Latin American leaders converged on Brazil to meet with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his first full day in office Monday, welcoming him back to power and hoping his country assumes a great role on the international stage. Lula’s predecessor, Jair...

Argentina group IDs 131st baby stolen during dictatorship

Dec. 22, 2022 18:45 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — DNA tests have confirmed that a man was taken from his mother as a baby during Argentina’s dictatorship, a human rights group said Thursday, increasing the number of this type of case to 131. Estela de Carlotto, president of the Grandmothers of...

Millions jam Buenos Aires streets to celebrate World Cup win

Dec. 20, 2022 20:35 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A parade to celebrate the Argentine World Cup champions was abruptly cut short Tuesday as millions of people poured onto thoroughfares, highways and overpasses in a chaotic attempt to catch a glimpse of the national team that won one of the great World Cup finals of...

AP-Week in Pictures: Global / Dec. 3-9, 2022

Dec. 09, 2022 21:17 PM EST

Dec. 3-9, 2022 From Argentine soccer fans gathered in Buenos Aires watching their team beat the Netherlands 4-3 in a World Cup quarterfinal penalty shootout, to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer welcoming Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., to the U.S. Capitol after Warnock defeated...

Argentina's VP Fernández guilty in $1B fraud, gets 6 years

Dec. 06, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding public office for a fraud scheme that embezzled $1 billion through public works projects during her presidency. A...