New migrant caravan of 2,500 sets out through Mexico for US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people is making its way through southern Mexico, headed for the U.S. border. The city of Huixtla says the caravan of 2,466 pe...

Pope Francis prays for peaceful end to Nicaragua crisis

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he is praying for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country. Francis addressed the ...

Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releases

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A leader of Nicaragua's opposition alliance says members hope for approval Friday of a schedule for freeing 640 people considered political prisoners. Azaha...

AP Weekly Sports Calendar

EDITORS: These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit: ...

El Salvador moves toward extradition request of ex-president

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court has approved making an extradition request for ex-President Mauricio Funes, who is living with his family in Nicaragua and is being sought ...

Nicaragua government, opposition to discuss prisoner release

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government and opposition are negotiating how to carry out the release of hundreds of political prisoners arrested in the past year of unrest. P...

Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua

SEATTLE (AP) — Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human rights g...

Nicaragua government says it will free all jailed protesters

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is promising to free all protesters arrested in the last year within 90 days. The release of more than ...

Nicaragua opposition demands conditions for resuming talks

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's opposition says it will not return to talks on the country's political standoff until the government shows "signs of goodwill" on demands such as the full release...

Farmer of salmon in Maine, Canada makes more acquisitions

A major aquaculture business with operations in Canada and Maine says it has acquired a pair of companies that will help expand its presence in the seafood world. Cooke Inc. is the p...

Nicaragua talks on hold as both sides trade accusations

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government and opposition are accusing each other of undermining the latest round political dialogue, after police arrested more than 100 people at a weekend prot...

Nicaraguan police arrest dozens of opposition protesters

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Police in Nicaragua have arrested more than 40 people after opponents of President Daniel Ortega tried to hold a demonstration to pressure his government to release hundreds ...

Nicaragua releases 50 opposition prisoners amid negotiations

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government says it has released 50 opposition prisoners and placed them under a form of house arrest. The Interior Department said Friday the pr...

EU hits Nicaragua on rights, seeks sanctions as talks resume

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The European Parliament has approved a strongly worded resolution criticizing the Nicaraguan government on human rights and calling for sanctions. The resol...

US Secretary of State slams China upon release of 2019 human rights report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed China for its human rights abuses on Wednesday. The State Department representative gave an address to mark the release of W...