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Democratic transition in Venezuela seems possible, analysts say

Washington - After an election victory slammed as fraudulent by the opposition and international community, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has begun a new term that will see him in office until 2025, his grip on power seemingly firmer than ever.

Third US trial finds Spaniard guilty of murdering 3

Miami - A US jury on Saturday unanimously found a Spaniard guilty of murdering a nightclub owner and two dancers after the accused's third trial in 21 years.Pablo Ibar, 46, has already spent years on death row.

New migrant caravan enters Mexico, legally or not

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans entered Mexico illegally as the latest migrant caravan trying to reach the United States began crossing the Mexican-Guatemalan border en masse Friday.

Mexican mobster's ex-lover: Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

New York - A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Thursday that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes.

Mexican president took $100 mln drug bribe, trial hears

New York - Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted a $100 million bribe from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a former collaborator told the kingpin's trial.

Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump

San Pedro Sula - Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that US President Donald Trump cited Tuesday to justify building a wall on the border with Mexico.

Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump

San Pedro Sula - Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that US President Donald Trump cited Tuesday to justify building a wall on the border with Mexico.

Ecuador denies Assange's embassy conditions deteriorated

Quito - Ecuador on Friday denied media reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been made to sleep on the floor and denied heating at the country's London embassy.

Judge dismisses Judd harassment claim against Weinstein

Los Angeles - A Los Angeles court on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd's sexual harassment lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein -- but said she can move forward with allegations he defamed her and damaged her career.

Venezuela blasts US sanctions as 'illegitimate and illegal'

Caracas - Venezuela hit out at the latest United States sanctions, announced on Tuesday against seven individuals and 20 entities, branding them "illegitimate and illegal.

Brazil to move embassy to Jerusalem: Bolsonaro

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will move his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and said the main nation objecting to that is Iran, not Arab countries.

US, Colombia aim to restore Venezuela's 'democratic heritage'

Cartagena - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque discussed Wednesday how to help restore democratic rule to crisis-wracked Venezuela and reject its "dictatorship.

Volunteers strive to stave off shutdown chaos at US parks

Los Angeles - Sabra Purdy is just back from Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, which was crammed with tourists.

Body of Guatemalan migrant girl who died in US custody returns home

Guatemala City - The body of a Guatemalan migrant girl, who died in US custody after illegally crossing the border with her father, returned home Sunday in a white casket.

Painful memories for family of Guatemalan girl who died in US custody

Guatemala City - Outside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after being detained by US border agents tries to remember happier days with her daughter.

Maduro says US behind 'assassination plot' involving Brazil, Colombia

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Wednesday at what he said was a plot to assassinate him directed by the White House -- and involving the right-wing governments of Colombia and Brazil.

Yalitza Aparicio: an indigenous Mexican woman captivates Hollywood

Los Angeles - Yalitza Aparicio had just gone along with her sister to the casting call for Alfonso Cuaron's new film. She had no intention of trying out herself.

Bail set at $1 mn each for sons of Panama ex-president arrested in US

Miami - A US judge on Tuesday set bail at $1 million each for two sons of Panama's ex-president Ricardo Martinelli who, like their father, stand accused of collecting huge bribes in a wide ranging cash-for-contracts scandal.

Explosives attack at US consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara - The US consulate in Mexico's second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives hours before a visit to the country by Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump, authorities said Saturday.

Nicaragua's Ortega must reform or face downfall, analysts say

Managua - US economic sanctions will provoke the fall of President Daniel Ortega's regime if the autocratic leader doesn't implement democratic reforms demanded by Washington, analysts say.

Jobs in Mexico replace American dream for some caravan migrants

Tijuana - Stranded on the US-Mexican border with little hope of entering the United States, thousands of people from a migrant caravan are letting go of their American dream and settling on a Mexican one.

US jails druglord El Chapo's lieutenant for life

Washington - The former right hand man of notorious Mexican druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Friday to life in prison, judicial sources said.

Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US

Tijuana - Ten Central American women taking part in the migrant caravan camped on the US-Mexican border said Thursday they were starting a hunger strike to pressure American authorities to let them apply for asylum.

One in three women in the Americas suffer abuse from partners, study shows

Washington - One in three women in the Americas has suffered violence at the hands of their domestic partner at some point in their life, according to a study released Thursday by the Pan American Health Organization.

Stuck at US border, caravan migrants losing hope

Tijuana - Still stinging from the tear gas that beat back their attempt to breach the US-Mexican border, members of the Central American migrant caravan are starting to lose hope, and in some cases are turning back.

US sanctions Nicaraguan first lady over abuses

Washington - The US imposed sanctions Tuesday on Nicaragua's vice president and first lady Rosario Murillo, the Treasury Department said, as part of a crackdown on corruption and human rights abuses by the regime of President Daniel Ortega.

Drug kingpin Guzman's trial puts spotlight on Mexican corruption

Mexico - Tales of millions of dollars of bribe money stuffed in suitcases -- told during the trial of notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- have shone the spotlight on corruption in the country, which experts say is endemic.

Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job

Tijuana - They're not just migrants, they're builders, cooks, painters and seamstresses: the caravan of Central Americans gathering at the US border boasts an attractive workforce and Tijuana, their last stop before California, wants to tap it.

Two sons of former Panama president Martinelli arrested in US

Panama - Two sons of former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli, who is accused of collecting bribes worth millions in the wide-ranging Odebrecht scandal, were arrested in the United States, officials said Wednesday.

New barricades at US-Mexico border as migrant caravan arrives

Tijuana - Huge metal or concrete barricades and walls of concertina wire went up Monday on both sides of a bustling US-Mexico border crossing as a caravan of US-bound Central American migrants pours into Tijuana, the last stop before California.
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