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A crackdown in El Salvador, and fears of arbitrary arrests

LA LIMONERA, El Salvador (AP) — Esmeralda Domínguez was about 100 yards from home when soldiers and police blocked her on a small bridge. The authorities had waited there for hours. Dominguez, neighbo...

El Salvador president's mass arrests 'punitive populism'

SANTA TECLA, El Salvador (AP) — A day after the bloodletting -- 62 gang killings that convulsed El Salvador -- the crackdown began. Before dawn on Sunday, March 27, just hours after ...

As journalists die, Mexico defends its press protection plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Even as Mexicans lament the killings of five reporters, photographers and videographers in just six weeks, they wonder: How is this happening, despite a 10-year-old program that is ...

Mexico's Columbus statue won't be back anytime soon

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A statue of Christopher Columbus that was taken down from Mexico City’s central boulevard won’t be going back up for months. Restorers say that years of protest g...

Survivor of subway crash reflects on decision to change cars

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A decision to change cars to get closer to a station exit may have saved Erik Bravo, a 34-year-old financial adviser who survived the collapse of an elevated line in Mexico City’s s...

El Chapo's wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Despite her status as the wife of the world’s most notorious drug boss, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Emma Coronel Aispuro lived mostly in obscurity -- until her husband went to p...

Mexico clears general, publishes US evidence against him

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has accused the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug trafficking charges against the country's former defense secre...

Pandemic reaches Antarctica, last untouched continent

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The pandemic has finally reached every continent on Earth. Chilean authorities announced that 58 people that were at two military bases in Antarctica or on a n...

Mexico diverted money from development to contain migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under pressure from the United States to reduce migration, the Mexican government diverted money from a fund intended to spur regional development to instead renovate immigration de...

Ex-official says former Mexico president directed corruption

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In some of the most explosive accusations in recent Mexican political history, the former head of the state-owned oil company directly accused former President Enrique Peña Nieto an...

Mexico president says video shows 'regime of corruption'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has made cleaning up corruption a theme of his administration, used his daily news conference Tuesday to show a video of two men st...

Gunmen wound Mexico City police chief; 3 dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A high-sided construction truck and a white SUV pulled into the path of Mexico City's police chief just as dawn was breaking Friday on the capital’s most iconic boulevard and assail...

Warrant issued for Mexico's ex-head of investigations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge issued an arrest warrant for the former head of investigations for the Attorney General's Office for alleged violations in the investigation of the case of 43 colleg...

Evo Morales leaves Mexico on 'temporary' trip to Cuba

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the self-exiled former President Evo Morales of Bolivia said Friday that the former leader is in Cuba for a medical appointment. The person said...

AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he calle...