12/23/2013 7:18amThis city in Bolivia's highlands has hired Aymara women dressed in traditional multilayered Andean skirts and brightly embroidered vests to work as traffic cops and bring order to its road chaos.
12/23/2013 8:35amHe usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat _ though often it's a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho and, in one case, a red and black zoot suit. And he makes his grand entrance on lowriders or Harleys or led by a pack of burros instead of eight reindeer.
12/23/2013 12:44pmColombia's government is downplaying a newspaper report that a covert CIA program helped it kill two dozen rebel leaders.
12/23/2013 1:34pmSix years ago, Elizabeth Martin's nephew Joseph was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer while out celebrating his 30th birthday in Rio de Janeiro. Now, Martin has a message for the hordes of foreigners set to descend on Brazil for next year's World Cup: The next Joseph Martin could be you.
12/23/2013 1:36pmBolivian President Evo Morales said a US businessman's decision to flee the South American nation was tantamount to admitting to the money laundering crimes he was being investigated for.
12/23/2013 1:46pmFormer Argentine President Fernando de la Rua has been found innocent of bribing senators to pass a law weakening worker protections as the country's economy neared collapse 13 years ago.
12/23/2013 6:09pmIn a rare special session, Puerto Rico's Senate met into the night Monday to debate possible changes to the U.S. island's underfunded pension system for teachers.
12/23/2013 7:32pmNicaraguan officials on Monday sent back to their home country 18 Mexicans caught posing as journalists in an attempt to smuggle $9.2 million in drug money through Nicaragua.