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Pope greets Argentines on St. Cayetano feast day

08/07/2013 11:10am
Pope Francis is asking fellow Argentines to reach out to the poorest, not only through charity but by showing them compassion and affection.

Correction: Cuba-Skateboarding in Havana story

08/07/2013 11:40am
In a story Aug. 6 about skateboarding in Cuba, The Associated Press misstated the metric conversion for 50 pounds. It is about 23 kilograms, not 110 kilograms.

Venezuela high court nixes election challenge

08/07/2013 1:50pm
Venezuela's highest court has rejected opposition leader Henrique Capriles' challenge to the official outcome of the April 14 election that he narrowly lost to President Nicolas Maduro.

Jamaica police probe fraud case at teachers union

08/07/2013 2:24pm
Police in Jamaica say they are investigating a significant fraud case at the teachers union and the union's entire accounting staff has been put on leave.

Argentine group IDs 109th person taken as baby

08/07/2013 2:49pm
An Argentine human rights group says DNA tests have determined the identity of a 109th person who was among those taken as babies from victims of Argentina's dictatorship.

Muslim holy period to be celebrated at Guantanamo

08/07/2013 2:50pm
Guards were preparing to serve the first in a series of special meals Wednesday to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to mark the end of the Muslim holy period of Ramadan, which this year brought a lull in a long-running hunger strike.

Brazil bus plunges from bridge near Rio, killing 6

08/07/2013 4:37pm
Brazilian authorities say a passenger bus has plunged 40 meters (130 feet) off a bridge in a city near Rio de Janeiro.

UNICEF: Half of Dominican children live in poverty

08/07/2013 4:50pm
UNICEF has some grim findings about childhood poverty in the Dominican Republic.

Brazil police probe killing of 2 officers, 3 more

08/07/2013 4:57pm
Police were at odds Wednesday over what happened in the slaying of two Sao Paulo officers and three relatives, who were all found at a family compound shot in the head.

Chile commission recommends scrapping 2012 census

08/07/2013 6:46pm
Chile's latest census should be scrapped and repeated in 2015, because there was a substantial undercount of the population, an independent commission of experts said Wednesday.

Mexican activists released from custody in Arizona

08/07/2013 7:22pm
Nine activists arrested after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy were released Wednesday from federal custody in Arizona.

Venezuela opposition claims new govt crackdown

08/07/2013 8:48pm
Venezuelan authorities ordered the arrest of a close aide to opposition leader Henrique Capriles and military agents removed documents, computers and cellphones from the man's apartment Wednesday, the opposition said.