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A tense exchange highlights unsettled part of Tutu's legacy

Desmond Tutu was begging for an apology. Not from a leader of South Africa’s former racist white government, but from a fellow titan of the anti-apartheid struggle. “I beg you, I beg...

Tutu: a man of empathy, moral ardor, and some silly jokes

One Christmas Day in the 1980s, Desmond Tutu led a packed church service in Soweto, the Black Johannesburg township and fulcrum of protest against white racist rule in South Africa. An American family...

200 years: Remote St. Helena island marks Napoleon's death

Getting to the remote South Atlantic island where Napoleon died 200 years ago got even harder during the coronavirus pandemic. So while commemorations of the May 5, 1821 death of th...

Latin America looks to space, despite limitations on ground

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mars missions, astronauts coming and going at the International Space Station, China’s increasingly ambitious space program. Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the wor...

Once again, volcanic Caribbean island looks to recovery

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of nervous fish sellers got very close to La Soufrière, the volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, on the morning of May 7, 1902. “The top of the...

The end approaches for Chile's military-era constitution

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The cool kids. The usual suspects. The ones everyone knows about. That’s how a law professor wryly describes the constitutions of South Africa, Canada and other co...

World leaders express shock at storming of US Capitol

Leaders around the world condemned the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, expressing shock at the chaos unfolding in a country they once relied upon for...

Global pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Disease, mutinies and uncharted waters nearly sabotaged the global circumnavigation of the expedition led by Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan. Five centuries later, the pandemi...

Eager for change, Chile faces long road to new constitution

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The fireworks and street celebrations are over in Chile, and now many months of hard work and uncertainty loom for a population impatient for change. One of La...

He's not running, but Morales looms large in Bolivia vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Even in exile, Evo Morales looms over Bolivia’s election next month. National rifts that contributed to chaos in Bolivia in 2019 threaten to destabilize the Oc...

Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence anniversary

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leona Vicario defied convention. A financier and intelligence gatherer for Mexico’s independence struggle two centuries ago, she broke gender barriers and publicl...

Recent data show Chinese fishing fleet still near Galapagos

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Satellite data indicate that a large Chinese fishing fleet remained in international waters near Ecuador's Galapagos archipelago at the beginning of this month, even as China said i...

Pandemic's toll among journalists in Peru is especially high

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of journalists have died from COVID-19 in Peru since the pandemic began, in the highest reported death toll of media workers from the new coronavirus in Latin America, accord...

Tension with Washington helps fuel Turkey-Venezuela alliance

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At first glance, they seem like an odd couple. Yet Turkey, a Mediterranean power that often chafes at what it calls Western interventionism, and Venezuela on the ...

Nerves fray in Argentina, where some flout pandemic lockdown

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In Argentina's capital, authorities closed a bar after customers were seen drinking beer on the sidewalk in violation of pandemic lockdown measures. Some Buenos Aires st...