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Cuba faces challenges in push to end dual currency

10/01/2013 10:11am
Cuba is the only country in the world that mints two national currencies, a bizarre system that even President Raul Castro acknowledges is hamstringing the island's socialist economy and must be scrapped.

Brazil judge dismisses case against Chevron

10/01/2013 10:53am
A federal judge in Brazil has dismissed a civil lawsuit against Chevron Corp. and driller Transocean Ltd. filed in connection with a 2011 oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Mercedes-Benz to build new factory in Brazil

10/01/2013 3:23pm
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz says it will build a new plant in Brazil to produce its C-class sedan and GLA compact sport-utility vehicle.

Brazil's indigenous stage protests to demand lands

10/01/2013 3:31pm
Indigenous people in Brazil have begun a weeklong campaign to demand the demarcation of their territories.

FBI dismantles powerful Puerto Rico drug group

10/01/2013 4:09pm
The FBI said Tuesday that is has dismantled a powerful drug trafficking organization in Puerto Rico with ties to the U.S. and the Dominican Republic that generated more than $100 million in revenue.

Striking teachers, police clash in Rio de Janeiro

10/01/2013 5:12pm
Clashes broke out in Rio de Janeiro's busy downtown business district Tuesday as police skirmished with striking schoolteachers.

Some young migrants in Laredo protest released

10/01/2013 5:20pm
Eight of the 34 young migrants who presented themselves to immigration officials at the U.S.-Mexico border without legal documents have been released from U.S. custody, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Official: Jamaica 'comfortably' met IMF targets

10/01/2013 5:42pm
Jamaica's top finance official said Tuesday that the government "comfortably" met conditions set by the International Monetary Fund to pass the first performance review of a $944 million loan program despite major challenges.

3 Venezuelan envoys expelled by US in retaliation

10/01/2013 10:00pm
Three Venezuelan diplomats were ordered out of the United States on Tuesday in response to their government's decision to boot three U.S. officials from Venezuela, including the highest-ranking U.S. envoy in the country.

AP PHOTOS: Farmers market bustles on Havana's edge

10/01/2013 10:14pm
Trucks crammed with produce travel hundreds of miles from every corner of Cuba each weekday to form long lines at the 114th Street Market _ a teeming open-air bazaar on Havana's outskirts that has become a key hub for getting farm products to people in the capital.