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Opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa gives a thumbs up after voting during general elections in Mallasilla, in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Former president Mesa is the closest rival to President Evo Morales, who is seeking a fourth term in the country's general elections. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Bolivia's Evo Morales likely forced to presidential runoffBolivian President Evo Morales has come out ahead in the first round of the presidential election, but he appears to have failed to get enough votes to avoid the first runoff in his nearly 14 years in power
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Demonstrators run from police launching water canons and tear gas as a state of emergency remains in effect in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Protests in the country have spilled over into a new day, even after President Sebastian Pinera cancelled the subway fare hike that prompted massive and violent demonstrations. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Chile violence continues despite gov't retreat on fare hikeProtests in Chile have spilled over into a new day even after the president cancelled a subway fare hike that prompted violent demonstrations
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A supporter of Bolivian President Evo Morales shows his support outside the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, after a first round presidential election, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. According to official early returns, Morales is in the lead but appears headed to a December runoff against former President Carlos Mesa. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Morales leads in Bolivia vote, but seems headed for runoffBolivian President Evo Morales has the lead in early returns from the first round of the presidential election, but he appears headed to a runoff in the tightest political race of his life
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A woman carries her child on her back as she stands in line to vote at a polling station during general elections in La Paz outskirts, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Bolivians are voting in general elections Sunday where President Evo Morales is Presidential candidate for a fourth term. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
The Latest: Morales leads Bolivia vote, but runoff likelyBolivian President Evo Morales is leading in early returns from the first round of the presidential election, but he appears headed to a runoff in the tightest political race of his life
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Evo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia's presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoffEvo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia's presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoff
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa waves before voting during general elections in Mallasilla, in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Former president Mesa is the closest rival to President Evo Morales, who is seeking a fourth term in the country's general elections. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight votePolls have closed in Bolivia after a calm election as President Evo Morales seeks an unprecedented fourth term in what is regarded as the tightest race of his political career
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Women walk their dogs during general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Bolivians are voting in general elections Sunday where President Evo Morales is candidate for a fourth term. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Election day's an alcohol-free holiday for BoliviansIt's election day in Bolivia's capital, a forcible _ if alcohol-free _ holiday for a country that imposes an unusually strict series of restrictions on voting-time activities
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Chilean police stand in a subway station that was damaged during last night's protests, in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The protests started on Friday afternoon when high school students flooded subway stations, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing stations as part of protests against a fare hike, but by nightfall had extended throughout Santiago with students setting up barricades and fires at the entrances to subway stations, forcing President Sebastian Pinera to announce a state of emergency and deploy the armed forces into the streets. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Chile's president rolls back subway fare hike amid protestsSoldiers are patrolling the streets in Chile's capital for the first time since the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet ended in 1990
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hondurans call for president to step down after drug verdictThousands of Hondurans have protested into the early hours of the morning to demand that President Juan Orlando Hernández be removed from office after his younger brother was convicted of drug trafficking in a New York court
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Oct. 15, 2019 photo, Michoacan state police stand next to the coffins of slain colleagues during a memorial service at the public security department headquarters for Michoacan state, in Morelia, Mexico. More than 30 suspected cartel gunmen ambushed the police officers in the town of El Aguaje on Monday as they were traveling in a convoy to serve a warrant, killing 13 officers and wounding nine others. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
In many parts of Mexico, government ceded battle to cartelsA massive gunbattle in the Mexican city of Culiacan was shocking for the openness of government capitulation as it forced the release of a drug kingpin's son, and the brazenness of gunmen in machine-gun mounted armored trucks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens the national anthem during a welcoming ceremony for his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Mexico says Trump shows 'solidarity' after suspect freedMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he received a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump to express "solidarity" over the events this week in the northern Mexican city of Culiacan, where soldiers faced off with cartel henchmen
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolivia's Evo Morales faces tightest presidential electionBolivian President Evo Morales faces the tightest election of his political career Sunday as he tries to extend his nearly 14 years in power
The Associated Press1 day ago
Protesters push a bicycle in front of a gate of the Santa Lucia subway station during a protest against the rising cost of subway and bus fares, in Santiago, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Subway service in Chile's capital suspended as protest growsSchool and university students have flooded subway stations in Chile's capital, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing equipment as part of protests against a fare hike
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Oct. 17, 2019 photo, unidentified gunmen block a street in Culiacan, Mexico. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Augusto Zurita)
Failed raid against El Chapo's son leaves 8 dead in MexicoMexican security forces say they aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a fierce shootout with cartel enforcers
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, a Mexican immigration officer gives instructions to migrants who are applying for asylum in U.S. as they wait on International Bridge 1 as they prepare to leave Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and enter Laredo, Texas. Mexicans are increasingly the face of asylum in the United States, replacing Central Americans who dominated last year's caravan and a surge of families that brought border arrests to a 13-year high in May. It is unclear precisely what is driving the change, perhaps a mix of U.S. policies and violence in Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show fewer Mexicans are crossing, but the drop in Central Americans is much sharper, making Mexicans a bigger part of the mix. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US borderAs the Trump administration has all but stopped allowing Central American families to seek asylum in the US, Mexican parents and children are arriving in increasing numbers at the southern border and seeking asylum amid escalating cartel violence
The Associated Press2 days ago
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