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Stories with place: Central America
  • 1st tropical storm of Pacific season strengthens off Mexico 
    Updated: May-28-15 7:08 pm

    MIAMI - The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed far from Mexico's coast.

  • 12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment 
    Updated: May-27-15 10:42 pm

    The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes:

  • Mexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were tortured 
    Updated: May-27-15 9:38 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A judge has freed four men imprisoned for almost seven years on charges they threw hand grenades into a crowd at a Mexican independence day celebration in 2008, killing eight people.

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-27-15 8:56 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man while off-duty evaded authorities for more than two months by moving between the homes of family members in Mexico, staying mostly indoors and avoiding cellphones and social media, the FBI said Wednesday.

  • US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm

    ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

  • A look at the 7 officials arrested in the FIFA raids 
    Updated: May-27-15 3:50 pm

    Here is a look at the seven soccer officials arrested in Switzerland on warrants issued by the U.S. Justice Department after a corruption probe involving FIFA members. All seven are connected with the regional confederations of North and South America and face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Authorities want them extradited to the United States:

  • Survivors tell of terror during deadly Mexico tornado story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 10:52 am

    CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico - Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the winds picked up and torrential rain began to fall.

  • FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland 
    Updated: May-27-15 8:24 am

    ZURICH - FIFA's reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer.

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing arrested in Mexico 
    Updated: May-26-15 8:50 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Police in northern Mexico have arrested a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight in California.

  • Agent who shot into Mexico, killed teen wants case dismissed 
    Updated: May-26-15 7:56 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - A federal judge is considering throwing out a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a teenager across the U.S.-Mexico border on grounds that the boy was in Mexico at the time and therefore wasn't protected by the U.S. Constitution.

  • Mexican rights agency condemns violence, probes shootout 
    Updated: May-26-15 4:16 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's governmental human rights commission says it condemns violent incidents like a shootout between federal police and suspected criminals that left 42 suspects and one policeman dead.

  • Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber 
    Updated: May-25-15 4:30 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.

  • Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 2:32 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.

  • Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 5:11 pm

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his assassination.

  • Mexico to release water to lower Rio Grande 
    Updated: May-23-15 2:25 pm

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Mexican government has announced plans to release excess water from reservoirs in the state of Nuevo Leon into the lower Rio Grande, actions expected to raise water levels in the border river.

  • Americans' new defense will be in attack mode when possible 
    Updated: May-23-15 2:47 am

    SAN JOSE, California - Meghan Klingenberg figured she could go above and beyond to further build team camaraderie, and it involved a box of beautiful gourmet doughnuts for her teammates before a recent World Cup tuneup.

  • Cartel surveillance cameras found in Mexican border city 
    Updated: May-22-15 8:14 pm

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - A drug cartel in the northern state of Tamaulipas used at least 39 surveillance cameras to monitor the comings and goings of authorities in the city of Reynosa across the border from Texas, Mexican officials said Friday.

  • Mexico officials: Bacterial infections sickened children 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:01 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican health authorities say bacterial infections, and not contaminated vaccines, were responsible for the deaths of two infants and the sickening of 31 other babies earlier this month in the southern state of Chiapas.

  • Son of ex-Honduran president faces US drug charges 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:33 pm

    NEW YORK - The son of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has been ordered held without bail on U.S. drug trafficking charges.

  • Side story of slain Salvadoran archbishop: A family divided story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 2:19 am

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Maria Luisa de Martinez is one of the staunchest defenders of the memory of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.

  • 3 bodies found near Mexico city occupied by vigilantes 
    Updated: May-21-15 9:43 pm

    ACAPULCO, Mexico - Mexican police found at least three dismembered bodies wrapped in blankets near a southern city where residents have reported that 10 people disappeared during a vigilante takeover earlier this month and six more went missing in previous months.

  • Son of former Honduras president arrested in Haiti 
    Updated: May-21-15 7:44 pm

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - The son of former President Porfirio Lobo was arrested in Haiti in an apparent anti-drug operation carried out by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Haitian authorities, the ex-president and the Honduran government confirmed Thursday.

  • Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.

  • Guatemala interior minister resigns amid political crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 6:16 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's interior minister and three other Cabinet officials stepped down Thursday amid a growing political crisis over corruption scandals that have prompted calls for President Otto Perez Molina and others close to him to resign.

  • Nicaragua denies entry to French cartoonist story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 11:14 pm

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Nicaraguan officials denied entry to a French cartoonist who had been scheduled to speak on a panel paying homage to the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, though the reason remained unclear Wednesday.