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US charges 2nd key suspect in killing of Haiti's president

Jan. 20, 2022 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Haitian-Chilean businessman considered a key suspect in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse appeared in U.S. federal court on Thursday and was accused of providing weapons to former Colombian soldiers charged with fatally shooting the Caribbean country’s leader. ...

Chile starts fourth vaccine dose as coronavirus cases rise

Jan. 10, 2022 10:46 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile is implementing a fourth vaccination dose for some citizens as the number of daily coronavirus infections rises. President Sebastián Piñera was present on Monday when two adults with immunosuppression problems received a fourth vaccination for...

Argentina: Shadows over abortion a year after legalization

Dec. 27, 2021 10:28 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Every week of late, more than 20 women with unwanted pregnancies come to Dr. Miranda Ruiz, one of the few physicians who perform free abortions in northern Argentina's Salta province — many under a year-old law that legalized elective abortion to the 14th week of...

Live updates: Tulane delays spring start over virus surge

Dec. 24, 2021 18:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS — Tulane University in New Orleans is delaying the start of its spring semester because of the latest surge in coronavirus cases, and another private school says students must get booster shots before returning. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate says Tulane...

Live updates: Australia state has 2nd day of high caseload

Dec. 23, 2021 21:15 PM EST

SYDNEY — Australia’s New South Wales state is reporting more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the second straight day as the state and federal governments roll out measures meant to curb the spread of the virus. The Federal health minister also said experts have...

Chile's tattooed president-elect honors homeland in ink

Dec. 22, 2021 23:04 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When Gabriel Boric is sworn in as Chile's president he'll not only be the youngest to lead the South American country but also the first in Latin America to sport several tattoos. The question is whether he'll openly display them. One person...

Leftist millennial vows to remake Chile after historic win

Dec. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Former leftist student leader Gabriel Boric will be under quick pressure from his youthful supporters to fulfill his promises to remake Chile after the millennial politician scored a historic victory in the country's presidential runoff election. And he...

Leftist millennial wins election as Chile's next president

Dec. 19, 2021 21:40 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A leftist millennial who rose to prominence during anti-government protests was elected Chile’s next president Sunday after a bruising campaign against a free-market firebrand likened to Donald Trump. With 56% of the votes, Gabriel Boric handily defeated by...

A leftist millennial who rose to prominence during anti-government protests wins election as Chile's next president

Dec. 19, 2021 17:34 PM EST
SANTIAGGO, Chile (AP) — A leftist millennial who rose to prominence during anti-government protests wins election as Chile's next president.

Las Cruces chile drop back to spice up New Year's Eve

Dec. 19, 2021 11:16 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Organizers say the annual Chile Drop will return to Plaza de Las Cruces this year for an in-person celebration to ring in 2022. The celebratory event was held virtually last year as COVID-19 spread during the winter months. It was prerecorded and aired Dec....