AP Explains: Mexico president raises hopes, ruffles feathers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office one year ago, vowing to transform Mexico. He has focused on austerity and fighting corruption, because corrupt, high-living...

Belated bill to help solve indigenous cold cases gains steam

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous women that has floundered in Congress for two years may have the missing in...

Group urges ICC to investigate Brazil president

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A group of Brazilian lawyers and ex-ministers has requested that the International Criminal Court investigate President Jair Bolsonaro, claiming he incites genocide of indigenous...

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominan...

Taiwan's Lanyu island to receive billion-dollar compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's central government will compensate residents on Taiwan’s outlying island of Lanyu, also known as Orchid Island, for having stored nuclear waste there, s...

AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is announcing a national plan to address cases of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. ...

Native Americans honor 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Eloy Martinez, returning to Alcatraz Island meant a joyous reunion with people he hadn’t seen in decades. It also brought a renewed sense of hope and pride. ...

Mexican president defends indigenous pensions plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president is defending his plan to provide pensions to indigenous people starting at age 65 after being criticized by some in the political opposition. An...

Africa to meet indigenous Taiwan at multicultural celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — African and indigenous Taiwanese cultures will collide in a cornucopia of art, music, dance, food, and fun for the whole family when Ethnik Grounds brings the month to a c...

Descendants meet in Mexico on 500th anniversary of conquest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma met Friday in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter. ...

An ambush in Brazil's Amazon that killed a forest guardian

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The indigenous men's hunt wasn't going well, so they pushed deeper into the Amazon forest in northeastern Brazil. They ran out of water and went to a spot where they could drink ...

An ambush in Brazil's Amazon that killed a forest guardian

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The indigenous men's hunt wasn't going well, and they pushed deeper into the Amazon forest in northeastern Brazil. They ran out of water and went to a spot where they could drink...

Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever...

Mexico marks Day of Dead on 500th anniversary of Conquest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is marking its Day of the Dead amid the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Conquest, and true to the holiday's roots, it has become an opportunity for reflection and reconcilia...

Stars advocate for progress at honorary Oscars event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italia...