Latina press officer Helen Aguirre Ferre leaves White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Helen Aguirre Ferre, one of the most prominent Latinos serving in the White House, has left her job as director of media affairs. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Wa...

Smithsonian gallery explores diversity in US lynchings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits. Now the museum is tackling the issue ...

OAS condemns human rights violations in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States is condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since massive protests against President Danie...

OAS asks US reunite migrant families as soon as possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States is urging the United States to follow through on President Donald Trump's decision to stop the separation of migrant families at the southern bord...

Puerto Rico introduces bill to become US state

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's non-voting representative in Congress is introducing a bill that seeks to make the U.S. territory a state by 2021. Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gon...

Jose Feliciano donates guitar he performed US anthem 1968

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was 50 years in the making. Jose Feliciano on Thursday donated to the National Museum of American History the same guitar on which he performed "The Star-Spangle...

Immigrant bids a grateful goodbye to US after 20 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nilson Canenguez is facing the prospect of being forced to return to his native El Salvador in the coming months after nearly 20 years in the U.S. But he's not going home empty-hande...

IMF agrees to $50 billion deal to help Argentina's economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Argentina and the International Monetary Fund have agreed on a $50 billion stand-by deal aimed at strengthening the South American country's economy. The IMF announ...

OAS adopts resolution, could bring suspension of Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States on Tuesday narrowly adopted a resolution that could trigger a process for suspending Venezuela at a later date if enough votes are gathered. ...

Trump administration downplays concerns over census question

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is downplaying concerns about a possible low participation in the 2020 Census over the addition of a citizenship question for the first time in 70 years. ...

Cuban culture spotlighted by Kennedy Center festival

WASHINGTON (AP) — Renewed tensions between the U.S. and Cuba aren't stopping the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from shining a spotlight on the island's rich cultural heritage during w...

Kennedy Center festival shines spotlight on Cuban culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Renewed tensions between the U.S. and Cuba aren't stopping the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from shining a spotlight on the island's rich cultural heritage during w...

US calls for Venezuelan leader Maduro to step down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down to protect the safety and security of the Americas. Nikki Haley, the U.S. a...

Mexican drug lord among FBI 10 most wanted fugitives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has a new name on its list of most-wanted fugitives. It's Mexican drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero, who was mistakenly released from a Mexican prison in 20...

Unfulfilled pledge by Trump White House on Spanish website

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year into the Trump administration, the White House website still has no Spanish-language content — unlike during the two previous administrations and even though nearly 1 in 5 peo...