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  • Church suspends talks to ease Nicaragua political crisis

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s Roman Catholic hierarchy has suspended a dialogue with the government aimed at ending a two-month political crisis. The Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua says the government has not met an agreed requirement to formally invite the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union to observe the situation. […]
  • US, Amnesty International call for justice in Honduras

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States’ top diplomat and a global human rights group have called for the Honduran government to hold members of that country’s security forces responsible for alleged abuses after last November’s elections. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Monday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with Honduran President Juan […]
  • Court includes Ecuador’s ex-President Correa in kidnap probe

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s highest court has ordered former President Rafael Correa included in an investigation into a 2012 botched kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker. The judge in charge of the case gave Correa a month to clear his name. He has not been charged. The proceedings Monday dealt with an investigation into Fernando […]
  • Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papa! Papa!” one child is heard weeping […]
  • Spanish PM vows to exhume Franco from controversial site

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from a controversial mausoleum and turn the site into a monument for reconciliation. Sanchez told national broadcaster TVE that Spain “cannot afford symbols that separate Spaniards” and that he wants to turn […]
  • Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman

    NEW YORK (AP) — The family and attorneys of an Ecuadorean pizza shop worker who was arrested while trying to make a delivery submitted a formal request to immigration officials Monday demanding his immediate release. Attorneys from the Legal Aid Society, accompanied by Pablo Villavicencio’s wife and two small daughters, said at a news conference […]
  • Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk’s election

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uncertainty loomed over Colombia’s fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades of bloody conflict. Ivan Duque, a law-and-order disciple of a powerful former […]
  • Gunfire injures 5 in Sweden, police tell public not to worry

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say several people were injured when shots were fired Monday in Malmo, Sweden’s third-largest city. Swedish news agency TT said the incident happened in Malmo just after 8 p.m. and quoted the city’s police department saying “there is no reason for the public to worry.” Malmo police said five […]
  • Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years […]
  • 2 activists killed in Gambia in protests against sand mining

    BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambian police say two environmental activists were killed during protests against a sand mining company as they clashed with paramilitary forces. The Inspector General of Police said in a statement that clashes erupted early Monday between Gambian forces and activists in the town of Faraba Banta, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) […]