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Mexican leader meets with Salvador president amid crackdown

May. 06, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met with his Salvadoran counterpart, Nayib Bukele, on Friday but did not mention rights complaints about El Salvador's massive roundup of suspected street gang members. The two leaders' approach to...

Mexican president slams US on tour of Central America

May. 06, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador started a five-day tour to four Central American countries and Cuba on Thursday by lashing out at the U.S. government. López Obrador criticized American officials sharply for being quick to send billions to...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 19, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 13 The Guardian say the cost of living crisis is a global emergency The UK is sliding into a social and economic crisis, the likes of which its people have not seen for decades....

East African oil pipeline hits the headwinds

Apr. 13, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Climate activists — including influential campaigners Vanessa Nakate and Hilda Nakabuye — are urging more banks and insurers not to back the controversial $5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline that is primed to transport oil from the Hoima oilfields in Uganda to the...

West Africa has worst food crisis in decade, aid groups say

Apr. 05, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — West Africa is facing its worst food crisis in a decade due to increasing conflicts, droughts, floods and the war in Ukraine, nearly a dozen international organizations said in a report Tuesday. The number of West Africans needing emergency food assistance...

East Africa's hunger crisis needs global action, says Oxfam

Mar. 22, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Widespread hunger across East Africa could become “a catastrophe” without an injection of funds to the region's most vulnerable communities, the international aid group Oxfam warned Tuesday. An estimated 13 million people are facing severe hunger in the...