The Latest: Children sent to Mexico under US asylum policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts (all times local...

Trump administration sued over major shift in asylum policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Civil liberties groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration from returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind thro...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. During the p...

Ping-pong diplomacy: volunteer finds inspiration in St. Lucia

Award-winning Taiwanese novelist William Lien (連明偉) has always had an eye for overseas adventure, performing his military service by teaching Chinese in the Philippines and working odd jobs in Canada ...

Bukele wins El Salvador presidency vowing to end corruption

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A youthful former mayor of the capital easily won El Salvador's presidency, getting more votes than his three rivals combined to usher out the two parties that dominat...

CONCACAF says it will support Infantino for re-election

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football says it will support Gianni Infantino for re-election as FIFA president when soccer's world governing body holds a congre...

The Latest: Pope celebrates Mass for vast crowd in Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Panama and World Youth Day (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Pope Francis is celebrating an early morning Mass fo...

Pope seeks to end stigma of AIDS with visit to church home

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is wrapping up his first trip to Central America with a final World Youth Day Mass and a visit to a church-run home for people living with AIDS. Franc...

Before Venezuela, US has long involvement in Latin America

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him. While the U.S. says it's trying to rescue Venezuela's democracy, Washington has a long histor...

Before Venezuela, US has long involvement in Latin America

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him. While the U.S. says it's trying to rescue Venezuela's democracy, Washington has a long histor...

Venezuela crisis looms over pope's Central America visit

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has arrived in Panama amid a political crisis in nearby Venezuela, a migration standoff over the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and tens of thousands of wildly excite...

The Latest: Pope says fear of migration is 'making us crazy'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Panama (all times local): 1 p.m. Pope Francis says fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he begins a trip ...

Amid wall debate, pope visits Panama with migration in mind

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is looking to leave the sex abuse scandal buffeting his papacy behind as he heads to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the...

Pope visit to CentAm highlights church ministry to migrants

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for...

Mexico, US to identify development projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard will host his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo at the end of this month to work on development projects in Central America and southern Mexico. ...