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Political role for rebels in Colombia talks

11/07/2013 7:17am
President Juan Manuel Santos is hailing a partial agreement on a role in Colombian politics for the nation's largest rebel group as an unprecedented accomplishment after a year of peace talks.

Brazil greenhouse gas emissions lowest in 20 years

11/07/2013 1:08pm
Emission levels of greenhouse gases in Latin America's biggest country fell last year to their lowest in two decades, a Brazilian network of environmental groups said in a report released Thursday.

Venezuelan inflation rate surges above 50 percent

11/07/2013 3:18pm
Inflation in Venezuela has surged above 50 percent as a plunge in the value of the currency deters investment and makes basic goods harder to find.

Venezuela looks to install missiles in slums

11/07/2013 4:01pm
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wants to install anti-aircraft weapons systems in hillside slums ringing Caracas to dissuade "imperialist" foreign powers from attacking the South American nation.

Havana airport briefly evacuated for fire

11/07/2013 5:17pm
The main international terminal of Havana's airport has been briefly evacuated due to a fire, but there are no reports of deaths or injuries.

Chile issues health alert over trash

11/07/2013 5:28pm
Chile's government is issuing a health alert for the port of Valparaiso, where thousands of tons of trash have been piling up for nearly three weeks amid a strike by garbage collectors.

Falkland Islanders elect legislature of 8 members

11/07/2013 7:01pm
Falkland Islanders on Thursday elected a new government to manage the transition of the small British territory as oil exploration turns to development.

Activists hail release of Mexican in torture case

11/07/2013 8:19pm
Human rights groups hailed on Thursday a Mexican Supreme Court decision to free a man who claimed soldiers tortured him into confessing to having played a role in a drug-related massacre.