World Bank: Venezuela must pay Conoco more than $8 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A World Bank arbitration panel ruled on Friday that Venezuela must pay U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips more than $8 billion as compensation for a decade-old expropriation dispute. ...

Red Cross warns US about risks of sending aid to Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned the United States about the risks of delivering humanitarian aid to Venezuela without the approval of security forces loyal to...

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. ...

47 US Dems ask Trump to sanction Guatemala government

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 47 Democratic members of Congress urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on corrupt officials in the government of Guatemala and suspend assistance t...

OAS invokes Inter-American Democratic Charter on Nicaragua

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Organization of American States is calling on the body to formally assess the state of democracy in Nicaragua and possibly to take action to "foster the restoration o...

Report: Military officers, relatives tortured in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement forces in Venezuela have detained and tortured military personnel accused of plotting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, according to two prominent h...

Salvadoran seeks sanctuary, 9 miles from White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — When December 10th came, Rosa Gutierrez Lopez did not go back to El Salvador as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had ordered. Instead, she got herself a room just 9 miles awa...

IMF completes second review of Argentina loan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday completed its second review of a three-year, $56 billion stand-by financing deal for Argentina. ...

Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January. They include the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to repre...

Democrats: Latino turnout up 174 percent over 2014 midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout ...

Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Latinos will serve in Congress next year than ever before — at least 42, with one House race to be decided. The latest winner is GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler...

40 Latinos in Congress, 3 races still undecided

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 40 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when three undecided races are called. ...

US government broadcaster to punish workers for Soros report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's international broadcasting agency says it will discipline employees responsible for a television report on philanthropist George Soros that violated its profess...

España recuerda su ayuda a independencia de EEUU

WASHINGTON (AP) — España exhibirá hasta el mes próximo obras de arte, documentos históricos, vestidos y mapas con la intención de reivindicar su contribución a la independencia y fundación de Estados ...

US asks Central America to do more on illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of three Central American countries on Thursday that the U.S. is ready to do more to help their economies if they make a greater effort to figh...