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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wears a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of a ceremony where his nation's flag is projected in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

The Latest: Grandmother of Brazil’s first lady dies

Aug. 12, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brasil — The grandmother of Brazil’s first lady died Wednesday after more than a month fighting COVID-19 in a public hospital on the outskirts of Brasilia. Maria Aparecida Firmo Ferreira, 80, was the grandmother of Michelle Bolsonaro, who is married to Brazil’s President Jair...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. Lozoya, who was arrested in February 2020 by Spanish police on an international warrant issued by Mexico, has dropped his extradition fight and agreed to return to Mexico to cooperate in corruption investigations, according to Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Mexico: Odebrecht allegedly paid for slick 2012 campaign

Aug. 12, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of front-running presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election, but few then suspected who is now being alleged to have paid for it — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has...

Ricky Hurtado, a Democratic candidate for the North Carolina state house, walks past a child's toy car as he canvasses in a largely Latino trailer community, in Burlington, N.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Aug. 12, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days knocking on doors, clenching glossy campaign literature and making his case directly to voters. This was the summer...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...

Cartel member arrested in 2018 YouTube commentator killing

Aug. 11, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Mexico said Tuesday they have arrested an alleged lieutenant of a drug gang for the 2018 murder of a YouTube commentator in Acapulco. The Guerrero state prosecutors office said the suspect had once been the second in command of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco....

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. On Feb 2020, Spanish police arrested Lozoya in southern Spain. Mexico had been pursuing Lozoya through Europe for months over allegations of an illegal contract while he was at Pemex. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Mexico probing alleged bribes in ex-president's campaign

Aug. 11, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico Attorney General's Office said Tuesday it is investigating allegations that former President Enrique Peña Nieto partially funded his 2012 election campaign with bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which has admitted to involvement in widespread...

People wearing face masks wait their turn to be called for a PCR test for the COVID-19 outside a local clinic in Santa Coloma de Gramanet in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

Aug. 11, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double. The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 20 million on Monday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil,...

At least 13 reported killed in bus crash outside Mexico City

Aug. 11, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 13 people died early Tuesday when a bus overturned on a highway outside Mexico City, authorities said. Federal Civil Defense Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said via Twitter that 27 other people were taken to area hospitals for treatment. T he accident closed a major inbound...

Hurricane Elida now Category 2 off Mexico, no threat to land

Aug. 11, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Elida grew to Category 2 force off Mexico's northwestern coast on Tuesday, but forecasters said it was not expected to pose a threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said storm, which reached hurricane force the evening before, had grown to have maximum...

Wearing a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Martha Gonzalez Reyes, 76, sells roses outside Metro Hidalgo in central Mexico City, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. After four months staying at home, Gonzalez returned to selling on August 1, but she says business hasn't fully rebounded.

Mexico City lets bars 'change' to restaurants to reopen

Aug. 10, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Mexico City will allow bars to operate as restaurants starting Monday in order to reopen as part of an easing of the coronavirus lockdown. While bars and nightclubs have been closed for four months, the city is now offering automatic approval if bar owners fill out an...