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Government supporters gather during the first day of the "Hands off Venezuela" three-day music festival at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colombia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goodsVenezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Government supporters flash heart-hand signals during the "Hands off Venezuela" concert at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.  Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concertVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, talks to supporters during the first day of the "Hands off Venezuela" three-day music festival at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Urena, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, on the border with Colombia. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The Latest: Venezuela partially closes Colombian borderVenezuela's government is ordering the partial closure of its border with Colombia hours ahead of a U.S.-backed plan to deliver humanitarian aid over the objections of President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Venezuela's government orders partial closure of border with Colombia ahead of humanitarian aid deliveryVenezuela's government orders partial closure of border with Colombia ahead of humanitarian aid delivery
The Associated Press3 hours ago
New graft probe targets Guatemala first ladyGuatemalan prosecutors have opened an investigation into first Lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales related to apparently unreported campaign checks during President Jimmy Morales' election bid
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Venezuela opposition leader shows up at benefit concert in Colombia, in defiance of travel banVenezuela opposition leader shows up at benefit concert in Colombia, in defiance of travel ban
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Brazil moves Venezuela aid to border despite closureBrazilian authorities are moving humanitarian aid to the country's northern border with Venezuela even though the international crossing has been closed
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., after being extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. Questions as to whether Guzman received a fair trial arose after a VICE News report in February 2019 said several jurors followed media accounts of the three month-long trial. (United States Drug Enforcement Administration via AP)
Mexico to help "El Chapo" family seek US humanitarian visasMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This photo shows the six-floor apartment building that former cartel boss Pablo Escobar once called home, before its demolition, in Medellin, Colombia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Mayor Federico Gutierrez had been pushing to raze the building and erect in its place a park honoring the thousands of victims, including four presidential candidates and some 500 police officers, killed by Escobar's army of assassins during the Medellin cartel's heyday in the 1980s and 1990s. (AP Photo/Luis Benavidez)
Medellin razes Pablo Escobar's home in symbol of rebirthOfficials in Medellin are turning a page on their city's bloodied past with the demolition Friday of a high-rise apartment building that former cartel boss Pablo Escobar used to call home
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern EcuadorA very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday shook the areas close to the country's border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage were available
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Venezuela mayor: 1 woman killed, a dozen injured in clash with security forces on border with BrazilVenezuela mayor: 1 woman killed, a dozen injured in clash with security forces on border with Brazil
The Associated Press14 hours ago
USGS: A 7.5 preliminary magnitude earthquake has hit the Ecuador-Peru border region near Montalvo, EcuadorUSGS: A 7.5 preliminary magnitude earthquake has hit the Ecuador-Peru border region near Montalvo, Ecuador
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to CubaIn the 2 1/2 months since Cuba gave its citizens internet access via cellphones, fast-moving changes are subtle but palpable as Cubans challenge government officials online, post photos of filthy school bathrooms and drag the country into the digital age
The Associated Press1 day ago
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The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other outside the Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow, Russia. Russia is an ally of the Venezuelan president, who is under challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido in a resurgence of the country’s political crisis after declaring presidential authority and vowing to oust the socialist leader. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP File)
The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to ColombiaA U.S. envoy is heading to Colombia as part of a mission to send food and other emergency supplies to neighboring Venezuela amid a deepening political and economic crisis there
The Associated Press1 day ago
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