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Commission: ex-Brazilian president was murdered

12/10/2013 12:07pm
The Truth Commission of the city council of Brazil's biggest city said Tuesday that the car accident that killed former President Juscelino Kubitschek in 1976 was a setup ordered by the military regime that then ruled Latin America's biggest country.

Violence kills 7 as Argentina celebrates democracy

12/10/2013 2:04pm
Many Argentines armed and barricaded themselves in their homes and stores in fear of looting mobs on Tuesday as the nation's plans to celebrate 30 years of uninterrupted democracy were marred by police strikes for higher pay.

Cuban dissidents detained on Human Rights Day

12/10/2013 3:16pm
Cuban government agents have detained about 20 dissidents arriving for an International Human Rights Day march, halting the demonstration before it started.

Caribbean panel expands slavery reparations battle

12/10/2013 4:20pm
A Caribbean commission is expanding the number of former colonial powers it says should provide some form of reparations for the lingering regional impact of the Atlantic slave trade.

Haiti leader sends election law for publication

12/10/2013 7:38pm
The Haitian government took an important step on Tuesday to organize legislative and local elections that are two years overdue.

Cobalt-60 finally removed from Mexican cornfield

12/10/2013 9:32pm
A shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 was safely recovered Tuesday evening after sitting in the cornfield where it was found a week ago dumped by truck thieves in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said.