Latin America

In this Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 photo, workers at one of maquiladoras of the TECMA group prepare to raise the U.S. flag along with the Mexican and TECMA flags in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

At 20 years, NAFTA didn’t close Mexico wage gap

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Looking around a Mexico dotted by Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Krispy Kreme outlets, it’s hard to remember the country before the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has dramatically expanded consumer choice […]

12/31/2013

This May 22, 2013 file photo shows customer at a Hobby Lobby store in Denver. The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.  (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Supreme Court weighs new health law dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is headed for a new Supreme Court showdown over companies’ religious objections to the law’s birth-control mandate. Amid the troubled rollout of the health law, and […]

11/27/2013

4 charged in ‘virtual kidnappings’

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants by claiming that their loved ones had been kidnapped and demanding thousands of dollars in […]

11/09/2013

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4 charged in ‘virtual kidnappings’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four people have been charged in a scheme that used telemarketing tactics to shake down immigrants for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped, according to an […]

11/08/2013

Guatemalan clown Tonito poses for a portrait on the first day of the annual International Clown Convention in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

PHOTOS: A slice of life at clown convention

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Clowns from all over Mexico and from several other countries in Latin America are in Mexico City for the 17th International Clown Convention, a four-day gathering designed to help them hone […]

10/24/2013

A worker removes leaves as nectarines get sorted for packaging at Eastern ProPak Farmers Cooperative in Glassboro, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

The UN says one-third of food worldwide gets wasted

ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency says one-third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to a loss of $750 billion a year. The Rome-based Food and Agricultural Organization said in […]

09/11/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, toasts with Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota during lunch at Itamary Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Phoot/Evaristo Sa, Pool)

Brazil demands clarifications on NSA surveillance

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil demanded answers Tuesday from the U.S. about National Security Agency spying in the country and warned that trust between the two nations would be damaged if U.S. explanations about the […]

08/13/2013

Ex-Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla (AP Photo)

Argentine ex-dictator Videla dies in prison

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow Argentines in a war to eliminate “subversives,” […]

05/17/2013

Pope Francis (AP Photo)

New pope revives question: What is a ‘Latino?’

(AP) – He is being hailed with pride and wonder as the “first Latino pope,” a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the South American nation of Argentina. But for some Latinos in the United States, there’s a catch:

03/24/2013

Pope Francis kneels in prayer in front of the icon of the Virgin Mary inside St. Mary Major Basilica, Rome, Italy, Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. (AP Photo)

New pope’s views bind simplicity with ‘complexity’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities in a profit-driven world.

03/14/2013

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