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Guatemalans use portraits, museum to seek missing

11/15/2013 11:04am
As darkness fell over the peeling colonial houses of Guatemala City, eight young men and women crept through the streets carrying buckets of glue and photocopied pictures of people who'd been missing for decades.

Merck to cease production at Puerto Rico plant

11/15/2013 12:16pm
Merck announced Friday that it would cease active ingredient production at one of its plants in Puerto Rico in a blow to a city once considered a pharmaceutical hub.

Mexico to probe man who allegedly killed jaguar

11/15/2013 1:46pm
Mexico's environmental agency says it will ask federal prosecutors to investigate the killing of a jaguar by a man who posted photos of the dead animal on Facebook.

Venez pres: No need for currency devaluation

11/15/2013 3:37pm
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says there's no need to devalue the bolivar even as the country's currency plunges in illegal black market trading.

Brazil: Top figures jailed in big corruption case

11/15/2013 7:10pm
Top figures found guilty in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal turned themselves in to police on Friday, just days after the supreme court ruled that they must begin serving their prison sentences, a blow to long-standing immunity in the country where the rich and powerful rarely face punishment for crimes.

Official: 18 bodies found in mass graves in Mexico

11/15/2013 8:58pm
Investigators have dug up 18 bodies in western Mexico after questioning nearly two dozen police officers who confessed to working with a drug cartel and led agents to a series of mass graves, an official said Friday.