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AP Explains: How have the protests in Chile evolved?AP Explains: A look at the evolution of the protests that have consumed Chile for nearly five weeks
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Chilean police suspend use of pellet guns against protestersChilean police are suspending the broad use of pellet guns that have wounded thousands during protests and left more than 200 people without sight in one eye
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes central ArgentinaA strong earthquake has rattled central Argentina, though authorities say there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Security forces guard the road leading to a gas plant in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, as supporters of former President Evo Morales set up barricades, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Morales' backers have taken to the streets asking for his returns since he resigned on Nov. 10 under pressure from the military after weeks of protests against him over a disputed election he claim to have won. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
At least 3 killed in violence near Bolivian fuel plantBolivian police and soldiers have escorted gasoline tankers from a major fuel plant that had been blockaded for five days by supporters of former President Evo Morales
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019 file photo, a woman holds a balloon in memory of eight-year-old Agatha Sales Felix, who was killed by a stray bullet, during a protest against the security policy of the state, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian authorities say a police officer is behind the death of the eight-year-old girl, the sixth child to die from a stray bullet in Rio de Janeiro state this year. Police presented on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, the result of their investigation into the killing of Agatha, who was shot in the back on Sept. 20 in the Complexo do Alemao slum. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
Brazil police say cop to blame for 8-year-old girl’s deathBrazilian police say an officer fired the shot that killed an 8-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro this year, bolstering complaints by activists that the collateral damage of a crackdown on crime is too high
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Mexico City debates allowing children legal gender changeA couple of hundred demonstrators have protested against a proposed Mexico City law that would allow children and adolescents to change the gender listed on their birth certificates
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Protesters loot a beverage truck that was set on fire by funeral attendees to show their anger, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Hundreds of people attended the funeral of several people who were allegedly shot by police while participating in recent protests organized by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise amid anger over corruption, ballooning inflation and a scarcity of basic goods. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Haiti mourns 5 people killed during ongoing protestsWails have filled a church in Haiti during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Police fight protesters on Caribbean island of DominicaA protest over election reform erupted on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with more than 200 people fighting police before being dispersed with tear gas, officials said Tuesday
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Federal police officers stand in a residential building garage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of several people, including Paraguay's ex-President Horacio Cartes , as part of a massive investigation into kickbacks and money laundering. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazilian police seek arrest of Paraguay ex-President CartesBrazilian police are seeking the arrest of Paraguay's ex-President Horacio Cartes as part of an investigation into money laundering
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Chilean leader acknowledges excess force used in protestsChile’s president is struggling to bring calm as demonstrators have taken to the streets again a month into a potent protest movement that has dramatically altered the political landscape of the South American nation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombia church massacre victims ID’d with DNA put to restRelatives of those killed in a Colombia massacre are putting their loved ones to rest nearly two decades after the attack – while also warning the government hasn’t done enough to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again
The Associated Press1 day ago
At least 4 wounded by gunshots during protest in HaitiAt least four people have been shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti’s capital after a speech by embattled President Jovenel Moise
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pro-government supporters march to show their backing for President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Crowds gathered in the Venezuelan’s capital for rival demonstrations on Saturday. Opposition leader Juan Guaido called for Saturday’s nationwide demonstrations to re-ignite a campaign against President Nicolas Maduro launched in January that has lost steam in recent months. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Venezuelan opposition struggling for momentum against MaduroVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is struggling to draw protesters into the streets after calling for daily demonstrations to drive President Nicolás Maduro from power
The Associated Press1 day ago
Father Edwin Roman attempts to convince the police to allow relatives of imprisoned and dead anti-government demonstrators to enter the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The relatives have started a hunger strike to demand the freedom of their relatives, jailed for protesting against the government of President Daniel Ortega. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Nicaragua files weapons charges against opposition activistsA Nicaraguan lawyer says prosecutors have charged 16 opposition activists with allegedly transporting weapons
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador smiles during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10th under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican president defends indigenous pensions planMexico’s president on Monday defended a plan to provide pensions to indigenous people starting at age 65, compared with 68 for other Mexicans
The Associated Press1 day ago
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