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AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 15, 2019 12:17 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with The...

Venezuela’s Guaidó urges nation to back into the streets

Nov. 15, 2019 12:13 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and protests rattle leaders across Latin America in recent weeks, while he has enjoyed a period of relatively smooth sailing, expounding his socialist dream in nightly television addresses and attending...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 15, 2019 12:11 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Bolivia’s political crisis came to a head after President Evo Morales resigned and was granted political asylum in Mexico, while Bolivian...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

Nov. 14, 2019 11:44 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales on Friday called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico. In an interview with...

AP Interview: Evo Morales calls on United Nations, possibly Pope Francis, to mediate Bolivia’s political crisis

Nov. 14, 2019 9:42 PM EST
MEXICO CITY (AP) — AP Interview: Evo Morales calls on United Nations, possibly Pope Francis, to mediate Bolivia’s political crisis.

Hamilton expects to sort out new F1 contract soon

Nov. 14, 2019 9:37 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he hopes to sort out his next contract soon, but he’s not in any rush. The 34-year-old British driver’s deal with Mercedes is valid until the end of 2020. Speaking before the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton said he...

Chileans blinded by police firing pellet guns in protests

Nov. 14, 2019 8:44 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are accustomed to seeing violent clashes between police and demonstrators but a new trend is leaving them shaken: the blinding of protesters by shotgun pellets fired by state’s security agents. Chile’s main medical body says at least 230 people have lost sight...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

Nov. 14, 2019 7:38 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico. “Evo: Friend, the people are with...

Colombia adoptees find family decades after volcano tragedy

Nov. 14, 2019 7:21 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jenifer de la Rosa was just a week old when Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano exploded, unleashing a wall of mud that buried an entire town and left 25,000 dead. In the chaotic aftermath of the 1985 disaster the infant was handed over to a Red Cross worker and eventually...

UN envoy: As Venezuela exodus drags on many won’t go back

Nov. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Venezuela migration crisis has now entered a new stage in which many of those fleeing their country’s devastating economic downturn and political turmoil are increasingly unlikely to return, a United Nations special envoy said. Eduardo Stein told The Associated Press on...