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AP Explains: Peronism returns in Argentina amid crisis

Dec. 10, 2019 9:09 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández becomes president of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country's Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty. He has said that to improve the economy and calm widespread public discontent, he plans to undo the austerity...

Evo Morales' party choosing candidates for Bolivia elections

Dec. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the resignation and exile of the former president amid protests over vote results. Morales' Movement Toward...

Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Dec. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid. The march was led by dozens of representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples — a mark of deference after...

Fears rise as at least 13 stabbed in Baghdad square

Dec. 5, 2019 1:23 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 13 people were stabbed Thursday in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Iraq’s protest movement, security and medical officials said, stoking fears of infiltration by unknown groups among anti-government demonstrators. Parliament was scheduled to meet Thursday to...

Rosa Parks statue to be unveiled Sunday

Nov. 30, 2019 10:24 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be unveiled Sunday in downtown Montgomery. The statue will be unveiled at 1 p.m. at Montgomery Plaza at the Court Street Fountain, the city of Montgomery announced. The unveiling coincides with the anniversary of Parks’...

Italy's ‘Sardines’ movement threatens Salvini’s dominance

Nov. 29, 2019 6:24 AM EST

ROME (AP) — In Italy’s polarized political landscape, a grassroots group calling itself “Sardines” is putting the squeeze on right-wing populist Matteo Salvini. The movement was founded over lunch by four former roommates, all in their 30s, who were fed up with the abrasive,...

Bolivian senator: Evo Morales fell due to betrayals, errors

Nov. 26, 2019 10:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales fell from power in Bolivia due to betrayals by those he trusted and mistakes in his own party and because some people “got drunk with power," the president of the country’s Senate, a member of the exiled leader’s political movement, said Tuesday....

Till memorial, others taking security steps amid vandalism

Nov. 23, 2019 1:07 PM EST

A commission behind a memorial for teenage lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi was forced to get a new sign with a glass bulletproof front and add cameras and alarms after previous markers were riddled with bullet holes. It’s one of numerous monuments to U.S. civil rights figures or events around...

The Latest: Alcatraz occupier calls events a ‘day of smiles’

Nov. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Native American takeover of Alcatraz Island (all times local): 11:55 a.m. About 150 people are now gathered at Alcatraz to mark the 50th anniversary of a takeover of the island by Native American activists. Original occupiers, friends, family...

Chilean leader acknowledges excess force used in protests

Nov. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s president is struggling to bring calm as demonstrators took to the streets again Monday, a month into a potent protest movement that has dramatically altered the political landscape of the South American nation. More protests erupted after President Sebastián...