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Bolivian city hires 'cholita' traffic policewomen

12/23/2013 7:18am
This 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.

Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

12/23/2013 8:35am
He 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.

Colombia downplays report of CIA covert program

12/23/2013 12:44pm
Colombia's government is downplaying a newspaper report that a covert CIA program helped it kill two dozen rebel leaders.

American warns World Cup fans about Brazil police

12/23/2013 1:34pm
Six 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.

Bolivia's president criticizes American's escape

12/23/2013 1:36pm
Bolivian 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.

Ex-Argentine leader De la Rua innocent of bribery

12/23/2013 1:46pm
Former 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.

PR senators debate changes to teacher pensions

12/23/2013 6:09pm
In 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.

Nicaragua returns 18 fake journalists to Mexico

12/23/2013 7:32pm
Nicaraguan 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.

Pace of drop in El Salvador killings slows

12/23/2013 7:56pm
Homicides in El Salvador decreased again this year, but not as deeply as they did in 2012 after warring street gangs signed a truce.