12/04/2012 9:56amDeforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area almost as big as the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2010, environmental watchdog agencies said Tuesday.
12/04/2012 10:57amIn a story Nov. 30 about allegations of abuse at a Guatemalan psychiatric hospital, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 300 children were found held in isolation there. The rights group Disability Rights International says it found a total population of about 340 patients but saw only a few in isolation, including a teenager. The story also said that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights participated in the investigation. Two rights groups conducted the investigation, then submitted their findings to the commission.
12/04/2012 11:00amThe U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against a banana company in Puerto Rico accusing its owners of paying workers less than the minimum wage.
12/04/2012 11:53amCacao pods ripen to colors from bright yellow to crimson in the forest-shaded plantations of Venezuela, where some of the world's finest chocolate is born.
12/04/2012 1:39pmBrazilian law enforcement intelligence agencies responsible for combating organized crime have launched an operation against alleged corruption within the Rio de Janeiro state police force itself.
12/04/2012 1:46pmArgentina's president has found an ally in Ecuador in her billion-dollar debt showdown against so-called "vulture funds" in New York.
12/04/2012 4:04pmThe host of a popular Brazilian crime show has said he regrets negotiating a hostage situation on live TV.
12/04/2012 5:23pmA onetime leading cocaine trafficker who gained notoriety a decade ago for testifying against Medellin cartel member Fabio Ochoa in a U.S. courtroom has been slain by gunmen in his homeland
12/04/2012 6:19pmNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has sought medical care in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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