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Bolivia's Evo Morales faces tightest presidential election

Oct. 19, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales faces the tightest election of his political career Sunday as he tries to extend his nearly 14 years in power. The 59-year-old leftist, who is seeking a fourth term, still appears to lead in polls. But some surveys say he's likely to fall short of a...

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

Oct. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of Lake Maracaibo. The once prized source of vast wealth has turned into a polluted wasteland, with crude...

The Latest: 14 hours?! Ukraine holds longest-ever news event

Oct. 10, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukrainian president's "media marathon" (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Ukraine's president just can't stop talking. Volodymyr Zelenskiy's aptly named "media marathon" in a Kyiv food court Thursday started over breakfast croissants. Then it continued through a burger lunch,...

Hardy scientists trek to Venezuela's last glacier amid chaos

Sep. 24, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

MERIDA, Venezuela (AP) — Blackouts shut off the refrigerators where the scientists keep their lab samples. Gas shortages mean they sometimes have to work from home. They even reuse sheets of paper to record field data because fresh supplies are so scarce. As their country falls apart, a hardy team of...

Venezuela's socialist govt happy over removal of John Bolton

Sep. 10, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's embattled socialist government expressed delight Tuesday over the firing of U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, whose hawkish views and tough rhetoric were constant irritants for the region's leftist leaders. Industry Minister Tareck El Aissami, who was a special...

UN human rights chief cites continued abuses in Venezuela

Sep. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations' chief human rights official said Monday that millions of Venezuelans continue to suffer rights violations, including dozens of possible extrajudicial killings carried out by a special police force. Non-governmental organizations report that the Special Action...

A timeline of Colombia's 55-year rebel conflict

Aug. 29, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Key developments in the half-century of hostilities between Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement: ___ — May 1964: Rebel leader Manuel Marulanda, alias "Sureshot," founds the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC. — Aug. 7,...

Venezuela opposition leader vows to shun early election

Aug. 23, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that opponents of President Nicolás Maduro won't participate in any early legislative elections he calls amid a protracted power struggle. Guaidó said in an interview with The Associated Press that it would be a...