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Roberto Arzu, presidential candidate of the PAN and Podemos party coalition, poses for photographers at a polling station during general elections in Guatemala City, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Guatemalans are voting for their next president in elections plagued by widespread disillusion and distrust, and as thousands of their compatriots flee poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. (AP Photo/Santiago Bill
Guatemalans choose president amid distrust, flight to USGuatemalans headed to the polls Sunday to cast their vote for the next president, following an electoral process that generated widespread disillusion and distrust
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People walk in front of closed stores during a blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Argentina and Uruguay were working frantically to return power on Sunday, after a massive power failure left large swaths of the South American countries in the dark. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
The Latest: Expert says design errors had role in blackoutThe president of the Center for the Study of Energy Regulatory Activity in Argentina says that a massive blackout that left millions without electricity "has never happened" in the country
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Soldiers wearing the armbands of Mexico's National Guard board a truck to patrol back roads that migrants use to avoid a migration checkpoint, north of Comitan, Chiapas State, Mexico, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Under pressure from the U.S. to slow the flow of migrants north, Mexico plans to deploy thousands of National Guard troops by Tuesday to its southern border region.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico steps up revisions amid US pressure over migrant flowMexican authorities stepped up revisions along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
Plastic bags with the logo of the ruling party, FCN Nacion, hang at a handcrafts stand inside the central market in Guatemala City, Saturday, June 15, 2019. As Guatemala goes to the polls on Sunday, they favor former first lady Sandra Torres of the National Unity and Hope party to finish first, but with 19 candidates in the race it is unlikely she will win the absolute majority necessary to avoid a runoff. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Top contenders for president in Guatemala electionHere is a look at the top contenders in Guatemala's presidential election
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdownMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country can't turn its back on Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Activists blast Rio gov comment about slum missile strikeA human rights official and community activists are criticizing the governor of Rio de Janeiro state for suggesting that a missile be sent to "blow up" drug traffickers in a local slum
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Brazil's Moro questions authenticity of leaked messagesBrazil's justice minister is questioning the authenticity of leaked personal messages published by a news website that appear to show him when he was still a judge improperly advising prosecutors
The Associated Press1 day ago
Peruvian migration officers check documents of Venezuelan migrants after stricter entry requirements went into effect, in Tumbes, Peru, Saturday, June 15, 2019. With its relatively stable economy and flexible immigration laws, Peru has become a main destination for millions of Venezuelans escaping hyperinflation, medical shortages and political repression at home. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Peru starts demanding passports, visas from VenezuelansRiot police are guarding Peru's northern border to ensure that only Venezuelan migrants who hold a passport and humanitarian visa can enter the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 6, 2019 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist to supporters rallying at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Associated Press has learned on Saturday, June 15, 2019, that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's MaduroThe Associated Press has learned that major European nations are weighing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents
The Associated Press1 day ago
Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's MaduroThe Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents
The Associated Press1 day ago
Judge absolves Bolsonaro attacker because of mental illnessA judge in Brazil has absolved the man who stabbed then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in his torso last year, citing his mental illness and ordering him held indefinitely in a prison mental institution
The Associated Press1 day ago
A group of more than a dozen Honduran migrants ride a raft across the Suchiate river after between Tecun Uman, Guatemala, top, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, June 14, 2019. Raftsmen and riverfront business operators said the flow of migrants through the crossing has slowed since the announcement a few days ago that Mexico's new National Guard would be deploying to the border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico migration chief resigns, prisons director tappedMexico's president is nominating his country's prisons director to replace its immigration chief after the latter presented his letter of resignation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean auxiliary bishopPope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of the Chilean capital city just 24 days after he appointed him to the post
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Brazilians hold general strike to protest pension overhaulBrazilians angry at the government have staged a general strike that disrupted life in major cities across Latin America's largest country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rescue launched for 3 Bolivians trapped in Chile mineChilean authorities say specialized teams have begun an effort to rescue three Bolivians trapped in a mine in northern Chile
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