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A man casts his ballot during Venezuelan mayoral elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Venezuelans will choose hundreds of mayors on Sunday in elections pitting candidates backed by President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in recent gubernatorial voting.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela's socialists romp to victory in mayoral electionsVenezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis
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Honduras' electoral court finds results 'consistent'Honduras' electoral court has finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes and says results are "extremely consistent" with original data for the presidential election two weeks earlier
The Associated Press12 hours ago
The Latest: Early returns say socialists sweep big citiesVenezuela's ruling socialist party has swept most state capitals and major cities in Sunday's mayoral elections that were boycotted by several opposition parties
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Voting counting begins in Venezuela's mayoral electionsVote counting has begun in mayoral elections across Venezuela that pitted candidates backed by socialist President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in gubernatorial contests earlier in the year
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Pablo Escobar's hit man Popeye accused of violating paroleColombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major drug trafficker
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico conservative party chief resigns, eyes presidency bidThe head of Mexico's conservative National Action Party has presented his resignation, positioning himself to run for president as the candidate of a left-right coalition
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela opposition heads splintered into mayoral electionsMany anti-government candidates in Venezuela are getting cold receptions in campaign stops as the deeply divided opposition limps into Sunday's nationwide municipal elections
The Associated Press2 days ago
Anti-government demonstrators march through the Morazan street in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. International observers urged Honduras' opposition Friday to file a formal complaint about the country's troubled Nov. 26 election as the deadline fast approaches.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
Honduran opposition challenges election results at deadlineThe challenger in Honduras' still unresolved presidential election has filed a challenge to the Nov. 26 contest that would annul the results and request a full recount
The Associated Press2 days ago
Trump sends diplomat known for candid views to VenezuelaThe Trump administration is sending a new top diplomatic envoy to Venezuela
The Associated Press2 days ago
Last day to make formal challenge to Honduras' electionInternational observers urge Honduras' opposition to file a formal complaint about the country's troubled Nov. 26 election before the deadline
The Associated Press2 days ago
Missionary in US custody on charges he abused Haitian boysA missionary from northern Virginia is in federal custody on allegations he took advantage of Haiti's poverty to sexually abuse youngsters
The Associated Press2 days ago
Brazil's Temer loses key minister before pension voteBrazilian President Michel Temer has lost a key liaison in Congress as he struggles to corral enough votes to push through an ambitious pension reform
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Hondurans tensely wait for winner to be declared in presidential election, Haitian slaughterhouse workers endure poor conditions, Cubans commemorate anniversary of Fidel Castro's burial
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Peru prosecutors raid offices of Keiko Fujimori's partyProsecutors raided two offices of Peru's main opposition party as part of an investigation of alleged money laundering by the campaign of losing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori
The Associated Press3 days ago
This undated photo provided by the Merced County Sheriff's office shows Primitivo Gonzalez. A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of Gonzalez, who had pleaded guilty to child molestation. (Merced County Sheriff's Office via AP)
California sheriff: 'Screw-up' behind release of molesterA California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation
The Associated Press3 days ago
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