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Clergy, faithful digest Francis' Brazil message

07/30/2013 9:12am
In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out and spread the Gospel, give the Roman Catholic Church a more active role in society.

Cuba criticizes US embargo fine for AmEx, bank

07/30/2013 9:52am
Cuba on Tuesday criticized recent U.S. government sanctions against American Express Co. and an Italian bank for apparent violations of the 51-year-old economic and financial embargo against the island.

Jamaica police probe disappearance of priest

07/30/2013 12:26pm
Police in Jamaica are awaiting forensic results to determine if a body found in the capital is that of a missing Roman Catholic priest.

Flooding from ruptured duct kills girl in Brazil

07/30/2013 2:36pm
A 3-year-old girl was killed and 13 people injured when a water duct ruptured Tuesday in a poor suburb of western Rio de Janeiro, creating a high-pressure spurt that flooded dozens of homes, local media reports said.

Cool reception for US celebrity chefs in Haiti

07/30/2013 2:37pm
Two celebrity chefs from the U.S. got a cool reception in Haiti Tuesday as the mayor of a town outside the capital blocked them from trying to tour a farmers market.

FARC insists on delegation for ex-Marine's release

07/30/2013 2:39pm
Colombia's largest guerrilla army reiterated its willingness to free a former U.S. Marine it has been holding captive for more than a month, but insisted on Tuesday that the government send a high-level delegation to retrieve him.

Paraguay peasants temporarily seize disputed land

07/30/2013 2:57pm
Some 200 poor farmers on Tuesday temporarily reoccupied land where six police officers and 11 farmworkers were killed last year in a violent eviction that led to the ouster of President Fernando Lugo.

Jamaica court says commission has power of arrest

07/30/2013 4:39pm
A court ruled Tuesday that a Jamaican commission that investigates allegations of abuse by the island's security forces has the power to arrest and charge accused police officers.

Honduras declares emergency after dengue kills 16

07/30/2013 6:57pm
Honduras' government has declared a state of emergency due to a dengue fever outbreak that has killed 16 people and sickened 12,000.

UN: Chile should solve land dispute with Mapuche

07/30/2013 7:33pm
A United Nations investigator on Tuesday urged Chile's government to stop using an anti-terrorism law against Mapuche Indians who are fighting to recover their ancestral land.

AP PHOTOS: Haiti holds mid-year Carnival-like fest

07/30/2013 7:40pm
Tens of thousands of revelers turned the heart of Haiti's capital into a colorful party for the second "Carnival of Flowers" in Port-au-Prince.

US would be willing to invest in Nicaragua canal

07/30/2013 8:02pm
A U.S. Department of Commerce official says the United States and U.S. investors would be willing to invest in the building of a canal across the middle of Nicaragua as long as the process is transparent.