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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in pl...

Senate Democrats urge Biden to deny funds for Brazil Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than a dozen Senate Democrats sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday complaining of a woeful environmental track record by his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolso...

A retiring Castro to bring younger face to Cuba's communists

HAVANA (AP) — This week's Communist Party congress could be the last with a Castro at the helm of Cuba's all-powerful political institution. Six years after the death of Fidel Castr...

AP Sources: El Salvador president snubs visiting Biden envoy

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, ...

Oil trader admits to role in major Ecuador bribery scheme

MIAMI (AP) — An employee of a European trading company pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping pay more than $22 million in bribes to high-level officials in Ecuador in exchange for contracts with the state...

Swiss banker to Venezuela's ruling elite turns star witness

MIAMI (AP) — Matthias Krull pulls up his pant leg and slides a gardening shear on the ankle monitor that for two years has been a reminder of his crimes. With a court order in hand,...

Swiss banker to Venezuelan kleptocrats becomes star witness

MIAMI (AP) — Matthias Krull pulls up his pant leg and slides a gardening shear on the ankle monitor that for two years has been a constant reminder of his crimes. With a court order...

Democrats pressure Biden to review US sanctions on Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. senator urged the Biden administration Tuesday to lift a ban on diesel fuel swaps with Venezuela, adding to pressure from some Democrats and aid workers who argue sanctions are wor...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank's chief

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Inter-American Development Bank. ...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank's chief

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Inter-American Development Bank. ...

Prosecutors throw the book at money launderer for Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami are seeking a stiff prison sentence against a U.S.-based money manager they claim is hindering their efforts to seize a $2.7 million home and other assets he ...

Miami judge rejects Maduro ally's request to dismiss charges

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami has rejected a request by a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to dismiss money laundering charges, ruling that he must first surrender to U.S....

Pilot who helped Maduro allies evade US sanctions sentenced

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami-based pilot who arranged chartered flights to Russia and elsewhere for top allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. ...

African court orders release of ally of Maduro wanted by US

MIAMI (AP) — A regional court in West Africa has ordered the immediate release of a Venezuelan businessman close to President Nicolas Maduro, finding that his arrest in Cape Verde on U.S. money launde...

3 Venezuelans plead guilty for aiding anti-Maduro plot

MIAMI (AP) — Three Venezuelan men pleaded guilty to helping organize an ill-conceived invasion last year to remove President Nicolás Maduro. In Friday’s hearing before a Colombian co...