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Mexico: Ex-gov. flees to Texas to evade graft allegationsThe governor of a northern Mexico state says his predecessor has fled to Texas to evade accusations of corruption
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
OAS pushes Venezuela to engage in dialogue as tensions flareMembers of the Organization of American States urge Venezuela's government and opposition to settle their differences through dialogue, backing off from threats to suspend the socialist-run country and providing President Nicolas Maduro with some relief
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Nicaragua high court denies farmers' appeal of canal projectNicaragua's Supreme Court has rejected a farmer group's appeal seeking to block a proposed $50 billion interoceanic canal
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Grupo Mexico to buy Florida railroad for $2.1 billionMexican mining and rail conglomerate Grupo Mexico says it has reached an agreement to buy Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. for $2.1 billion
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Puerto Rico man bit off head of girlfriend's dogA man in Puerto Rico who pleaded guilty to decapitating a Chihuahua by biting off its head has been sentenced to seven years in prison
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Priest killed in Mexico's Pacific coast state of NayaritPriest killed in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Nayarit
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Guatemala officials say 3 suspected thieves burned aliveOfficials in Guatemala say a crowd in a rural community has burned three men alive who were accused of a killing and robbery, while authorities were able to rescue a fourth burned man
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Cruise line stops port calls at Mexican resort of AcapulcoThe U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico's troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country "due to recent security concerns."
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, Mark Rosenbaum, right, an attorney for Daniel Ramirez Medina, talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse in Seattle, as fellow attorneys, from left, Ethan Dettmer, Theodore Boutrous Jr., and Luis Cortes, look on. On Friday, March 24 2017, a federal judge upheld a decision not to release Ramirez, a Mexican man who was arrested near Seattle, despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children, saying Ramirez should challenge his detention in immigration court. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
Judge won't release Mexican man jailed near SeattleA federal judge has affirmed an earlier decision not to release a Mexican man who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program meant to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico transfers Zetas cartel leader to border prisonMexican authorities say they have transferred the leader of the brutal Zetas drug cartel to the same border prison that held Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman before he was extradited to the United States in January
The Associated Press1 day ago
American woman wounded in Mexico resort of San Jose del CaboMexican officials say an American woman was wounded by a stray bullet during a shooting in the resort of San Jose del Cabo
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chile leader visits Haiti as UN prepares for troop pulloutChilean President Michelle Bachelet visits Haiti for talks with government and U.N. officials weeks before her country's announced withdrawal of military peacekeepers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico police: 3 people shot dead, set on fire in carAuthorities in Puerto Rico say three people have been shot dead and their bodies set on fire in a remote mountain town
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: Blacks make up 1.2 percent of Mexico's populationA Mexican census report says 1.38 million Mexicans identify themselves as having African ancestors, equal to about 1.2 percent of the country's population
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican fishermen burn boat, demand environmentalists outDozens of fishermen have burned a boat as part of a threat to force out a ship operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico's Gulf of California
The Associated Press1 day ago
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