12/19/2013 9:43amColombia's government is fining U.S.-based Drummond Co. almost $3.6 million for dumping tons of coal into the ocean at a Caribbean port.
12/19/2013 10:44amHaiti and the Dominican Republic will meet next month in an effort to resolve questions over a widely debated court decision that could render thousands of Haitian Dominicans stateless, Haiti's foreign minister said Thursday.
12/19/2013 10:47amCuban President Raul Castro introduced himself to President Barack Obama in English at Nelson Mandela's funeral, telling him, "Mr. President, I'm Castro," as the two leaders shook hands.
12/19/2013 10:51amBrazil's foreign minister says the Brazilian government is eager to hear from the U.S. government about proposed changes to U.S. surveillance programs.
12/19/2013 12:28pmCayman Islands police have arrested two local men on suspicion of calling in a bomb hoax that prompted the evacuation of two major beach resorts at the start of the winter tourist season.
12/19/2013 12:49pmIn a story Dec. 17 about a corruption scandal involving Argentina's president, The Associated Press made several errors. Jose Maria Campagnoli is a prosecutor, not an investigative judge. The statement defending President Cristina Fernandez was made by the "secretary-general of the presidency," not her personal secretary, and it was not read aloud on television.
12/19/2013 1:49pmMexican prosecutors have revealed the names of 69 top drug traffickers arrested or killed in the last year from a group of 122 most wanted capos that was drawn up at the start of President Enrique Pena Nieto's term a year ago.
12/19/2013 3:24pmMexico's human rights agency is investigating the case of five teenage students killed as they left their school Christmas party when gunmen in a speeding pickup ran over them.
12/19/2013 5:29pmAuthorities in Peru say an overcrowded passenger bus has fallen into a ravine in the Andes Mountains, killing at least 15 people and injuring 58, some seriously.
12/19/2013 5:50pmCuba is opening its automobile market and its roads to thousands of late-model cars by eliminating a special permit that sharply restricted the number of people allowed to buy vehicles from the state, the government announced Thursday.