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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...

Once in crisis, Ecuador city now helps others battle virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ecuador's biggest city, Guayaquil, was a pandemic hellscape of makeshift morgues, hundreds dying at home, bodies left in the street. That was in March and April, ...

260 Chinese boats fish near Galapagos; Ecuador on alert

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Some call it a floating city, a flotilla of 260 mostly Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos archipelago that is stirring diplomatic tension and raising worries about the th...

Peru's leader tries to rally a nation battered by pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — On July 28, 1821, a rapt crowd packed a Lima plaza to hear liberator José de San Martín declare that Peru was free from colonial power Spain. On Tuesday, the 199th anniversary of ind...

France-born man in Mexico dies in bid to save his dog's life

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The devotion of dogs to people has been remarked upon for centuries. In Mexico, one man’s love for his dog cost him his life. Pablo Fustec, a dual citizen of Fran...

Pandemic and power struggle hobble Bolivia ahead of vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia is grappling with two crises: the pandemic and bitter political discord ahead of elections scheduled for September, nearly a year after the chaotic ouster of the former ...

British journalist Jo Tuckman dies in Mexico after illness

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soon after arriving in Mexico in 2000, British journalist Jo Tuckman reported on what many Mexicans could scarcely have imagined: the election defeat of the political party that had...