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A woman, with the Portuguese word for "Out" painted on her forehead, poses next to a montage featuring Brazil's President Michel Temer and the message "No to welfare reform", during an anti-government protest in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Temer's attempt to win back confidence and stay in power was undermined Tuesday as one aide was arrested in a fraud scheme, another aide turned over to police a bag full of cash and shouts of "down with Temer" led a Senate commission to suspend work on a package of the president's labor reforms. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Troops guard Brazil federal buildings amid political unrestTroops are guarding federal buildings in Brazil's capital as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters forced the evacuations of several ministries
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartelsMexico's drug cartels are fighting not only for territory, but for headlines _ drawing media outlets into gang feuds and making journalists even more vulnerable in a country that already is one the world's most dangerous countries for news workers
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Top Venezuela prosecutor says protester killed by policeVenezuela's chief prosecutor has further distanced herself from the socialist administration, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A woman, with the Portuguese word for "Out" painted on her forehead, poses next to a montage featuring Brazil's President Michel Temer and the message "No to welfare reform", during an anti-government protest in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Temer's attempt to win back confidence and stay in power was undermined Tuesday as one aide was arrested in a fraud scheme, another aide turned over to police a bag full of cash and shouts of "down with Temer" led a Senate commission to suspend work on a package of the president's labor reforms. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore orderBrazil's president ordered soldiers to restore order in the country's capital after some ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster
The Associated Press4 hours ago
El Salvador sentences 7 gang members for killing of 11A court in El Salvador has sentenced seven gang members to 390 years each for the March 2016 killings of 11 people
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Argentina authorities raid Odebrecht offices in Buenos AiresArgentine federal agents have searched the offices of the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht in Buenos Aires as part of an investigation into alleged bribes in the granting of construction contracts for a water treatment plant
The Associated Press8 hours ago
US announces sanctions on alleged Mexican heroin traffickerThe U.S. government is imposing sanctions on alleged Mexican drug traffickers described by the Treasury Department as "major contributors to our nation's heroin epidemic."
The Associated Press9 hours ago
20 men caught at Mexico resort police station held for trialTwenty men who infiltrated the police department of the Mexican resort of Zihuatanejo purportedly under the orders of a drug gang leader have been ordered held for at least six months on organized crime and weapons charges
The Associated Press9 hours ago
The Latest: Brazil military protects buildings during demosBrazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann says Brazil's armed forces will protect the presidential palace and other federal buildings amid protests in the capital
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Ecuador's Moreno takes office vowing to heal divisionsEcuador's incoming President Lenin Moreno is following through on a promise to try and heal divisions stirred by a decade of polarizing leftist rule by naming several people from the private sector to key cabinet posts
The Associated Press11 hours ago
If Brazil president goes, here are possible replacementsBrazilian President Michel Temer faces a growing risk of not finishing his term after the emergence of an audio recording that appears to capture him endorsing hush money for a convicted former lawmaker
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebukeThe chief of Venezuela's electoral council says the embattled South American nation jolted by nearly two months of opposition protests will hold regional elections in December
The Associated Press1 day ago
Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closureThe 140-year-old Buenos Aires zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park a year ago, but hundreds of animals remain behind bars and in a noisy limbo
The Associated Press1 day ago
Emerald weighing more than 600 pounds found in BrazilMiners find large emerald in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico university chief quits ahead of arrest orderThe head of Puerto Rico's largest public university has resigned hours before she faced arrest for failing to reopen an institution that has been shut down by a student strike for nearly two months
The Associated Press1 day ago
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