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Correa says Ecuador leader must explain Manafort meetingFormer Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa called on his successor Lenin Moreno to explain to his country why he met with the former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
An electoral worker stacks boxes filled with ballots at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Chile will hold presidential and congressional elections on Sunday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Ex-President Pinera favored in Chile vote, runoff likelyFormer President Sebastian Pinera is widely expected to win Sunday's election backed by Chileans who hope the billionaire businessman can lift the country from an economic slowdown, but he's unlikely to avoid a runoff
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Comandante Espora Argentine ship sails off the navel base in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. This ship is is part of a searching crew to find a submarine that hadn't been heard from in three days. Authorities last had contact with the German-built diesel-electric sub, the ARA San Juan, on Wednesday as it was on a voyage from the extreme southern port of Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. (AP Photo/Vicente Robles)
Argentina says it may have received signals from missing subArgentina's Navy detected seven brief satellite calls officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn't been heard from in three days
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Mexico: Cocaine found in apparent Social Security truckMexican authorities have seized more than 800 pounds (371 kilograms) of cocaine being transported toward the Texas border inside a truck bearing the markings of the country's Social Security Institute
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico enacts law targeting disappearancesMexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a new law aimed at addressing the country's staggering number of unsolved disappearances
The Associated Press1 day ago
Officials try to identify 'John Doe' convicted in fraud caseA foreign national stole an American man's identity, then lived in the U.S. for at least 20 years and committed Social Security and voter fraud, federal officials said.
The Associated Press1 day ago
A police officer patrols the building where the ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was residing, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Ledezma, who was removed as mayor of Caracas and detained in 2015 on charges of plotting to oust Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to EuropeOusted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma says he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after escaping from house arrest and fleeing to Colombia
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a boy accompanied by his dog watches the repairs of Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Experts said on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Maria. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutinyThe director of Puerto Rico's power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and following scrutiny of a contract awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings Inc.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rio state legislature votes to release imprisoned membersRio de Janeiro's state legislature has voted to release three lawmakers who had been jailed in a corruption investigation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Morgue in violent Mexican city gets complaints about stenchMorgue in violent southern Mexican city gets complaints over odors
The Associated Press1 day ago
Acting PM of Belize plane crash caused by passing carThe government of the tiny Central American country of Belize says its acting prime minister is safe after the small prop plane he was riding in crashed into the sea after takeoff
The Associated Press1 day ago
This 2014 photo provided by the Argentina Navy shows the ARA San Juan, a German-built diesel-electric vessel, docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina's Navy said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, it has lost contact with its ARA San Juan submarine off the country's southern coast. (Argentina Navy via AP )
Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44Argentina's navy says it has lost contact with a submarine off the country's southern coast
The Associated Press1 day ago
Opposition Venezuelan ex-mayor arrives in Colombia after fleeing house arrestOpposition Venezuelan ex-mayor arrives in Colombia after fleeing house arrest
The Associated Press2 days ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Peru's national soccer wins last spot at 2018 World Cup, Chilean candidates wrap up campaigns for presidential election and archaeological trove hidden away in Panama over lack of museum
The Associated Press2 days ago
Pinera likely to win Chile elections, but runoff expectedSebastian Pinera left Chile's presidency four years ago as a deeply unpopular leader, yet now he's a strong favorite to win Sunday's presidential election, though he's unlikely to avoid a
The Associated Press2 days ago
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