RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted... Full Story
Brazil's sexy Carnival puts Pentecostal mayor in tight spot
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted his faith would not get in the way of governing the nation's most famous city.
Ecuador electoral body formally orders presidential runoff
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's electoral commission has formally ruled that a runoff election will be needed to choose a successor for socialist President Rafael Correa.
Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.
Brazil's foreign minister resigns due to medical reasons
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's foreign minister resigned from his post Wednesday night, citing undisclosed medical reasons.
Cuban dissidents honor OAS secretary-general denied entry
HAVANA (AP) — A group of Cuban dissidents on Wednesday recognized the secretary-general of the Organization of American States for defending human rights in their country even though the government denied him entry to attend the ceremony.
Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S.administration.
DHS chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportations
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Wednesday on a visit to Guatemala that there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States, but he strongly discouraged any Guatemalans from considering the journey north.
US senators say Raul Castro eager to maintain US relations
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro appears eager to maintain better relations with the United States and gave a group of U.S. Congress members signed copies of a recent speech expressing his willingness to negotiate with President Donald Trump, Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday.
Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country.
Venezuela VP blasts drug sanctions in full-page NY Times ad
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's vice president took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Wednesday to lash out at Trump administration's decision to sanction him for drug trafficking.
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