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Rio Carnival revelers hunt for bargains amid economic crisisRio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival starts Friday and Brazil's deep recession and worries about security are casting a shadow on the big bash
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso's supporters protest outside Ecuador's National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against Lasso, his nearest rival. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Tensions mount as Ecuador's presidential race up in the airTension mounts as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election drags into a third day, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Man involved in Mexico crash pulls gun on ambulance crewMexican officials say the driver of an SUV involved in a traffic accident that killed eight people in western Mexico pulled a gun on an ambulance crew taking him to the hospital and escaped in a taxi
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso's supporters protest outside Ecuador's National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against Lasso, his nearest rival. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Ruling party candidate on top in Ecuador's presidential voteThe hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa holds an easy lead in Ecuador's presidential election, though authorities say it may be a few more days before they determine if he won enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Colombia's president visits rebels as they prepare to disarmColombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capitalAn earthquake causes skyscrapers in Panama's capital to sway and leads to the evacuation of some buildings
The Associated Press8 hours ago
AP Exclusive" Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jailsHaitian prosecutors and rights activists are sounding an alarm about collapsing conditions at the impoverished country's prisons, saying malnutrition from acute food shortages and a slew of preventable illnesses are leading to an upsurge of inmate deaths
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Supporters of presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso of Creating Opportunities party protest in front of Electoral National Council as they wait for final results of general election in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. With more than 75 percent of polling stations reporting, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had over 38 percent of the votes, compared to just under 30 percent for former banker Guillermo Lasso, the closest contender among seven opposition candidates. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential voteThe hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa heads to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it is uncertain late Sunday whether he will get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bomb explodes by Colombia bull ring, injuring 26A homemade bomb explodes near Bogota's bullring, injuring two dozen police officers and two civilians
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico: 5 dead bodies dumped along highway in Veracruz stateMexican authorities say the dead bodies of five men were dumped along a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombia's FARC rebels complete move to demobilization areasOfficials say roughly 6,900 members Colombia's largest rebel group have arrived in special transition zones to begin disarming, completing a key step in a revised peace deal ending more than five decades of armed conflict
The Associated Press2 days ago
Backed by Trump Venezuelans march to demand release of LopezHundreds of Venezuelans march to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez on the third anniversary of the opposition leader's arrest
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bus flips over in Argentina's Andes, at least 19 killedPolice say a passenger bus has flipped over on an Argentine highway, killing 19 of the 42 people aboard
The Associated Press2 days ago
Shirley Vanegas, daughter of illegal immigrants, addresses Miami-Dade County commissioners in the county building, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in downtown Miami. Vanegas asked the commissioners to reverse Mayor Carlos Gimenez's position on immigration that requires local police to work with federal officers to enforce immigration law. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
No sanctuary for immigrants living illegally in Miami-DadeMiami-Dade County's commissioners have voted to uphold a mayor's decree ordering local authorities to cooperate with immigration agencies after detaining migrants suspected of being in the county illegally
The Associated Press2 days ago
Penguins pack on a beach at Punta Tombo peninsula in Argentina's Patagonia, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Drawn by an unusually abundant haul of sardines and anchovies, over a million penguins visited the peninsula during this years' breeding season, a recent record number according to local officials. Punta Tombo represents the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world. (AP Photo/Maxi Jonas)
Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins to Argentine peninsulaMore than a million penguins have traveled to Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula during this year's breeding season, drawn by an unusually abundance of small fish
The Associated Press3 days ago
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