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USAID now focusing on housing finance in Haiti

12/09/2013 2:24pm
The U.S. Agency for International Development will shift from building houses to financing them for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the agency's chief for the Caribbean nation said Monday.

Rights group condemns violent eviction in Haiti

12/09/2013 2:34pm
An international rights group is protesting the violent eviction of around 60 families from their makeshift homes in a settlement outside Haiti's capital.

Guatemala top court: Local polls on mining legal

12/09/2013 2:44pm
Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ruled that municipal governments must respect the results of referendums on whether mining projects can be developed in their towns.

Venezuela's Maduro bolstered by election results

12/09/2013 4:49pm
President Nicolas Maduro weathered Venezuela's mayoral elections, winning the biggest share of votes and thwarting hopes of the opposition to undermine his rule, but now he faces a bigger challenge: fixing the economy.

Mexico president's poll rating down in 1st year

12/09/2013 4:55pm
A poll in Mexico says approval for President Enrique Pena Nieto has dropped four percentage points in his first year in office.

Honduras TV journalist found shot to death

12/09/2013 5:26pm
Two international press groups are calling for a full investigation into the death of Honduran journalist Juan Carlos Argenal Medina, who was found shot to death at his home in the southeastern city of Danli.

4 Honduran police sentenced in students' killings

12/09/2013 7:28pm
A Honduran court has sentenced four police officers to long prison terms for the 2011 killing of the son of the National Autonomous University's president _ a case that set off a campaign to clean up the Central American nation's corruption-plagued police force.

Elian Gonzalez makes 1st trip abroad since 2000

12/09/2013 8:19pm
Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy who survived a boat sinking and became a political football during the 2000 U.S. presidential campaign as the subject of an international custody fight, is on his first trip overseas since being reunited with his father.