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Members of a Central American caravan, stand in a food line at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. U.S. border inspectors are processing only about 100 asylum claims a day at Tijuana's main crossing to San Diego, and there was already a waiting list of 3,000 when the new migrants arrived, so most will have to wait months to even be considered for asylum. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Caravan migrants weigh options after court blocks Trump banOfficials in the Mexican border city of Tijuana say they've arrested 34 members of the caravan of Central American migrants for minor offenses and turned them over for deportation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Puerto Rico seeks more funds, help from Congress post-MariaPuerto Rico's governor is imploring U.S. Congress to increase federal funding and approve several measures to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Haiti hit with more violence amid third day of protestsHaiti is facing a third day of protests and more violence as anger grows over allegations of government corruption
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In this Nov. 6, 2018 photo, Marisel Lopez, director of the parrot recovery program, follows biological science technician Wilfredo Abreua through a forest area near the Iguaca Aviary at El Yunque, Puerto Rico, where the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service runs the recovery program in collaboration with the Forest Service and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. The purpose of the trip was to take coordinates of the area where they will establish an observation platform and nesting areas for the endangered Puerto Rican parrot.  (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after MariaBiologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico
The Associated Press17 hours ago
U.S. and California state flags fly behind the border wall, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from a caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road — and with many more months likely ahead of them while they seek asylum in the U.S. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Migrants fearful, anxious in aftermath of Tijuana protestsThe United States has closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested the presence of thousands of Central American migrants
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuelan ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez diesSupporters of Venezuela's socialist government are mourning the death of onetime guerrilla fighter Ali Rodriguez
The Associated Press1 day ago
US charges Venezuelan tycoon tied to government for briberyU.S. prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against a Venezuelan media tycoon close to President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government
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16 expelled after clash at Venezuelan migrant camp in BogotaSixteen people have been expelled from a camp built for homeless Venezuelan migrants following a violent protest over food rations, Colombia officials said Monday
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1 killed, 3 wounded in Haiti amid violent protestsOne police officer was killed and three people were wounded in Haiti on Monday amid a second day of countrywide protests over allegations of government corruption
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El Salvador navy seizes record 6.3 metric tons of cocaineEl Salvador's navy has seized 6.3 metric tons of cocaine from a semi-submersible boat in the Pacific Ocean
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Judge to decide on espionage trial for Panama ex-leaderFormer Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli has made a noisy court appearance ahead of a ruling on whether he should stand trial for alleged political espionage
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Red Cross worker, 3 police dead in attack in southern MexicoA Red Cross paramedic and three policemen are dead after a gang of 20 gunmen opened fire on an aid distribution meeting in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015 file photo, workers whose company is contracted by Brazil's state oil company Petrobras throw their work uniforms at the company's building headquarters to protest corruption, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Monday, Nov. 19, 218, named Roberto Castello Branco, a pro-market reformer, as future chief executive of the country's state-controlled oil company, Petrobras. Castello Branco, a former member of Petrobras' board, has advocated privatizing the oil giant. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
Brazil's Petrobras to be led by privatization advocateBrazil's president-elect is appointing a pro-market reformer to lead the state oil company Petrobras
The Associated Press1 day ago
An anti-migrant demonstrator is surrounded by the press as she argues with a woman during a protest against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Protesters accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana; complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an "invasion," and voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the group as they wait possibly months to apply for U.S. asylum. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at migrants camped in cityHundreds of Tijuana residents protested the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Jonestown memorials held at cemetery with remains of 400Memorial ceremonies at Oakland cemetery mark mass murders and suicides 40 years ago of more than 900 Americans orchestrated by the Rev. Jim Jones at jungle settlement in South America
The Associated Press2 days ago
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