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A boy cries as he is brought back down after an unsuccessful attempt to lift him over a border fence, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Earlier in the day, waving Honduran flags and carrying umbrellas to protect against the sun, thousands of migrants arrived at the Guatemalan side of the border with Mexico, demanding they be allowed passage. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush MexicoCentral Americans traveling in a mass caravan have broken through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and warnings from U.S. President Donald Trump
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylumWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seeking a court injunction pressing Ecuador to provide basic rights he says the country agreed to when it granted him asylum at its London embassy in 2012
The Associated Press2 hours ago
WhatsApp tells companies to stop spam amid Brazil electionsThe messaging service WhatsApp says it has sent "cease and desist" letters to stop companies from sending bulk messages related to Brazil's election and banned their accounts
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Lottery players buy Mega Millions lottery tickets Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing has soared to $1 billion. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening oddsIf it seems lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A Honduran migrant family is allowed to pass through to safety by Mexican Federal Police in riot gear, at the border crossing in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying Mexican authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The Latest: UN calls on Mexico, US to respect migrantsThe U.N. special investigator on the human rights of migrants has a message for the Mexican and U.S. governments: Respect the human rights of every person on the caravan heading from Central America and consider each case individually
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Activists listen to legislators during a session in which the Integral law for Trans People will be voted, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The proposed law project has already been approved in the Senate. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Uruguay passes law granting rights to trans peopleUruguay's Congress has approved a law that guarantees rights to the South American country's transgender community
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robberyA former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Tarek William Saab speaks during a interview with the Associated Press at his office in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Saab said he is investigating the police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th-floor of a high-security building even as he rejects calls for an independent probe into what authorities contend was a suicide. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's prosecutor rejects calls for independent probeVenezuela's chief prosecutor said he is investigating police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th floor of a high-security building, even as he rejected calls for an independent probe into the death
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Migrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala, rush toward border bridge into MexicoMigrants in caravan tear down border gate in Guatemala, rush toward border bridge into Mexico
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The contrasts of Mexico's southern and northern bordersSome 3,000 Central American migrants prepared to cross into Mexico from Guatemala on Friday with hopes of eventually arriving to the United States
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Migrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontierMigrants in caravan turn back after moving toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Thousands of migrants in caravan move toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontierThousands of migrants in caravan move toward border crossing on Mexico-Guatemala frontier
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Severe turbulence injures 15 on flight to Buenos AiresAn Argentine airline says fifteen passengers aboard a flight from Miami to Buenos Aires suffered minor injuries after their plane hit turbulence
The Associated Press10 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Thousands of Venezuelan migrants brave multiple borders, while protesters in Haiti demand their government account for Petrocaribe funds and a veterinarian in Paraguay builds wheelchairs for dogs
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A Honduran migrant wearing a U.S. flag motif shirt, holds a sandwich at an improvised shelter in Chiquimula, Guatemala, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop the impromptu caravan of migrants, but it remains unclear if governments in the region can summon the political will to physically halt the determined border-crossers. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for borderAs about 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention and pressure are turning to Mexico
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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