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Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassyArgentine officials say that a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official were arrested after authorities seized a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Supporters cheers for presidential candidate Javier Bertucci, outside of a hotel where he held a press conference, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only candidate who has thrown himself in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by oppositionWith two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to enter the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was arrested for fuel smuggling eight years ago
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death reviewPuerto Rico's governor says experts at George Washington University will lead an in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Brazilian authorities to relocate Venezuelan migrantsAuthorities have announced plans to relocate Venezuelan migrants who have fled to Brazil's northern state of Roraima
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Puerto Rico governor says George Washington University will lead review into number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria.Puerto Rico governor says George Washington University will lead review into number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mexican candidate: government erred in not going after armsMexican ruling-party candidate rules out split with president
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Colombia arrests cop who got Escobar for money launderingThe Colombian cop who commanded the operation that killed drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has been arrested for laundering money on behalf of a demobilize right wing militia
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mexico judge rules arrest of alleged cartel boss was illegalA judge in Mexico has ruled that the arrest earlier this week of an alleged drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Ferry blast injures passengers in Playa del Carmen, MexicoMexican authorities say an explosion on a ferry has hurt as many as 25 people in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen, but none of the injuries are life-threatening
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Venezuelan presidential candidate Javier Bertucci acknowledges supporters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only candidate who has thrown himself in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as wellVenezuela's opposition says it will boycott an election challenging socialist President Nicolas Maduro unless the government drops a ban on major candidates and takes other steps to ease fears it's rigged
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $750M Fluor contract nears endCrews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of a $750 million federal contract are leaving as a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Mexico finds illegal avocado plantation in Monarch reserveMexican environmental inspectors say they've found 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of illegal avocado plantations in the Monarch butterfly wintering grounds west of Mexico City
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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