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Mexico posts near-record 1,539 COVID-19 deaths, 20,548 casesMexico is recording some of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,539 deaths reported Wednesday and 1,584 the previous day
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Mexico's leader takes new shot at Twitter in continuing spatMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is continuing his spat with Twitter, accusing one of the companies' representatives in Mexico of having previously worked for politicians of the conservative opposition National Action Party
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, people protest the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico City. A Mexican newspaper published details Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, of new testimony by a cooperating witness that directly implicates the army in the 2014 disappearance of the 43 students. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Report: Witness implicates Mexico's army in abduction of 43A Mexican newspaper has published details of new testimony by a  cooperating witness that directly implicates the army in the disappearance of 43 college students in a 2014 incident that continues to haunt Mexico
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Hundreds in Haiti protest to demand leader's resignationHundreds of people have marched through Haiti’s capital in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Brazil receives oxygen from Venezuela for COVID-19 patientsFive trucks carrying oxygen from Venezuela have arrived at Manaus, a city of 2 million people in the Brazilian rainforest where the local health system has collapsed amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 and a severe shortage of oxygen for breathless patients
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Oxygen thefts mount as Mexico reports record COVID-19 deathsThefts of oxygen are mounting as Mexico posted a record one-day confirmed COVID-19 death toll of 1,584
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gerardo Burgos, the secretary-general of the Health Ministry, stands in front of freezers that will be used to store COVID-19 vaccines during a media tour of the ministry warehouse in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Colombia says it's ready to distribute coronavirus vaccinesColombian officials say that they are ready to distribute millions of COVID-19 vaccines, once the shots arrive in the South American country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Honduran migrants walk to the border crossing after being transported in an army truck to El Florido, Guatemala, a border point between Guatemala and Honduras, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Large migrant caravan dissolves in GuatemalaA once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week has dissipated in the face of Guatemalan security forces
The Associated Press1 day ago
Men siphon from a car gasoline that they will store and then return to the gas station to fill up again, in the San Juan neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Filling stations will only fill up car and motorcycle tanks, but not containers to avoid people from storing gasoline. Venezuela's economic crisis has sent millions fleeing and those left behind lacking basic goods, including gasoline, in a country with one of the world's largest proven oil reserves. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Trump blocks Venezuelans' deportation in last political giftPresident Donald Trump has shielded tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants from deportation from the U.S. The order signed Tuesday night was a final reward for Venezuelan exiles who have been among Trump's most loyal supporters and who fear losing the same privileged access to the White House during the Biden administration
The Associated Press1 day ago
A woman of the Ticuna Indigenous group gets her shot of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, during the start of the vaccination plan on indigenous lands at the Ticuna de Umariaçu village health post in Tabatinga, Amazonas state, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andre Borges)
Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunizationThe Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies
The Associated Press1 day ago
Earthquake injures 3 in Argentina; tremor also felt in ChileAuthorities say a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile, injuring at least three people
The Associated Press1 day ago
12 slain, dumped on road in rural dispute in southern MexicoAuthorities in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say 12 men were killed and their bodies dumped on a roadside in what may have been a dispute between cattle ranchers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Strong quake shakes Argentina, Chile; no reports of injuriesA powerful earthquake has struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with Chile, shaking people in parts of both countries,
The Associated Press2 days ago
USGS says magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northwestern Argentina near border with ChileUSGS says magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northwestern Argentina near border with Chile
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nicaragua congress adopts life sentences; opposition opposesNicaragua's congress has given final approval to President Daniel Ortega's proposal to change the constitution to permit life imprisonment
The Associated Press2 days ago
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