The Americas

A protester poses with his homemade mortar during a protest against President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, Nicaragua, May 30, 2018.
Fifteen people were killed and more than 200 injured Wednesday in one of the worst days of violence since protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega began more than a month ago, police said Thursday.The bloodshed was condemned by the Central American country’s Episcopal conference of Catholic bishops, which called it “organized and systematic aggression” and suspended talks with the government that had been scheduled for Thursday.Witnesses said…
Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau speaks to CEO of the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, right, as he wears a G-7 Summit pin, in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, May
The United States' allies in the G-7 vowed Thursday to push back against Washington's decision to impose tariffs on their steel and aluminum exports, saying as they gathered for a meeting that the move threatens global growth.The escalating trade conflict between the United States and many key allies will dominate the three-day meeting in Canada of financial leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations that began Thursday, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin…
Lidia Gonzalez and Gilberto Gomez look at the body of their daughter Claudia Gomez Gonzalez, who was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas where she was trying to cross the border illegally, after her body was repatriated to Guatemala, May 31,
The body of a young Guatemalan woman who was shot dead last week by a U.S. border agent near Laredo, Texas, arrived Thursday in her home country and was turned over to her grieving parents.Lidia and Gilberto Gomez received the white coffin carrying their daughter Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez in the Guatemalan capital. Its cover partway lifted, they kissed and caressed the glass pane in which she was encased.They were taking the body later to her hometown of San Juan…
U.S. President Donald Trump is after signing a proclamation to establish tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum at the White House in Washington, March 8, 2018.
The United States is escalating trans-Atlantic and North American trade tensions, imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico beginning on Friday. The U.S. also negotiated quotas or volume limits on other countries, such as South Korea, Argentina, Australia and Brazil, instead of tariffs, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also told reporters Thursday by telephone. China's…
Steve Herman
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FILE - Women carry a banner calling attention to the cases of people who have gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime, demanding authorities locate their loved ones, May 10, 2018.
Mexico is sending its national commissioner for missing persons to the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo after the U.N. said it documented the disappearance of 23 people there _ likely at the hands of a security force.   Mexico' Attorney General's Office also opened an investigation after the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights asked about the situation. The U.N. says there are strong indications a federal security…
A demonstrator, who was shot in the head and apparently died, is carried by paramedics after clashes erupted during a march against Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega in Managua, Nicaragua, May 30, 2018.
A massive march in Nicaragua against President Daniel Ortega’s government ended in violence Wednesday after gunmen opened fire on marchers.The gunshots sent thousands of demonstrators running for cover in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital, and there were unconfirmed reports of about a dozen people wounded.An Associated Press photographer saw one person with a wound to the head carried off in a stretcher with a sheet covering his upper body, apparently dead.
Venezuela Maduro
Canada will impose targeted sanctions on 14 Venezuelan officials, adding to its previous moves to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's government, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The sanctions were in response to Venezuela's "illegitimate and anti-democratic presidential elections," it said in a statement. Earlier this month, Maduro won a new six-year term in an election that was denounced by a string of countries as unfair,…