12/16/2013 10:16amPolice in Rio de Janeiro have removed about 25 protesters who had re-occupied the grounds of an Indian Museum complex near the Maracana soccer stadium that will host the final match of next year's World Cup.
12/16/2013 10:47amFidel Castro was healthy and alert while speaking with a Spanish reporter about current events for 2 1/2 hours last week, the journalist told The Associated Press Monday.
12/16/2013 12:23pmIn a Dec. 14 story about an amateur swimming race in Rio de Janeiro and concerns about pollution in the water off Copacabana beach, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote in an emailed statement to Rio state officials. It was Rio's local Olympic organizing committee that said "the health and welfare of the athletes is always our top priority."
12/16/2013 2:26pmVenezuela is overhauling decade-old currency controls to benefit its struggling oil industry and arrest the decline of the bolivar on the black market.
12/16/2013 2:56pmGuyana has pulled out of a U.S.-funded project designed to strengthen citizen involvement in local politics because it claims American officials want to work only with the opposition.
12/16/2013 4:10pmPresident-elect Michelle Bachelet vowed on Monday to initiate profound social changes in Chile, a day after winning the seat with the biggest victory in eight decades.
12/16/2013 6:12pmThe Costa Rican government says it has seized a jet carrying more than a ton of cocaine and it detained the two pilots from Guatemala.