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Chilean officials say they've found debris believed to be from a transport plane that vanished en route to Antarctica. Chilean officials say they've found debris believed to be from a transport plane that vanished en route to Antarctica.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Brazil's Amazon states seek $500 million from NorwayThe states of Brazil's Amazon region have held talks with Norway about possibly receiving some $500 million in funding for sustainable rainforest projects even if a national level aid deal falls through
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Unites States air force crew arrive to help in the search for a missing C-130 Hercules transport plane, at the Chilean air force base in Punta Arenas, Chile, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing the Drake Passage on Tuesday, hunting for the plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to an Antartica base. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Chile: Debris believed from missing plane carrying 38 found  The Chilean Air Force says debris believed to be from a military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished days earlier en route to Antarctica has been recovered
The Associated Press21 hours ago
People gather outside the Fine Arts Palace supporting to a painting showing Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata straddling on a horse nude, wearing high heels and a pink, broad-brimmed by Mexican artist Fabian Chairez, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he'll ask his culture minister to mediate a dispute over an effeminate painting of Zapata. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican government to mediate dispute over painting of heroMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he'll ask his culture minister to mediate a dispute over an effeminate painting of Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Mexico to send new regional trade agreement to SenateMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will send a new regional trade agreement to the Senate immediately for ratification
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this Sept. 3, 2009 file photo, Mexico's, Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Mexico City. The former Federal Secretary of Public Safety was arrested in Dallas Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on charges of cocaine trafficking and making false statements. The indictment claims that Garcia Luna allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claimsMexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Sept. 3, 2009 file photo, Mexico's, Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Mexico City. The former Federal Secretary of Public Safety was arrested in Dallas Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on charges of cocaine trafficking and making false statements. The indictment claims that Garcia Luna allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
Corruption allegations long dogged ex-Mexico security chiefMexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested
The Associated Press1 day ago
Landslide in Brazil capital spills 4 cars into building siteA landslide at a construction site in Brazil's capital has tumbled four cars parked on an adjoining road into the excavation for a planned building
The Associated Press1 day ago
Climate activist Greta Thunberg participates in a news conference at the COP25 Climate summit in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a "brat"Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro  has called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon
The Associated Press1 day ago
Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez, left, embraces outgoing president Mauricio Macri after taking the oath of office at the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Alberto Fernández inaugurated as president of ArgentinaAlberto Fernández has assumed the presidency of Argentina, returning the country to the ranks of left-leaning nations in a moment of right-wing resurgence in the Western Hemisphere
The Associated Press1 day ago
Farm workers block the entrance of the Fine Arts Palace to protest against a painting showing 1910-17 Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata nude, wearing high heels and a pink, broad-brimmed hat, straddling a horse, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The work by Fabian Chairez is part of an exhibit about Zapata in one of Mexico City's premiere arts venues, the Fine Arts Palace. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
In Mexico, effeminate Zapata painting draws furyA painting showing Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata nude and in an effeminate pose has drawn the ire of some of Zapata's descendants
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Explains: Peronism returns in Argentina amid crisisAlberto Fernández becomes president of Argentina on Tuesday and is returning the country's Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty
The Associated Press2 days ago
US oil executives jailed in Venezuela given house arrestSix American oil executives held in an overcrowded Venezuelan prison for two years on corruption charges have been granted house arrest. The partial release on Monday of the six employees of Houston-based Citgo was confirmed to The Associate Press by two people familiar with the case
The Associated Press2 days ago
Relatives of passengers of a missing military plane arrive by bus to the Cerrillos airbase in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a C-130 Hercules transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities are indicating they are not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent
The Associated Press2 days ago
Fishermen mass to overwhelm Mexico's protected porpoisesA conservation group trying to protect the world's most endangered marine mammal says hundreds of fishermen have massed in dozens of boats to fish illegally in Mexico's Gulf of California
The Associated Press2 days ago
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