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At 20 years, NAFTA didn't close Mexico wage gap

12/31/2013 6:08am
Looking around a Mexico dotted by Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Krispy Kreme outlets, it's hard to remember the country before the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has dramatically expanded consumer choice and trade since it took effect 20 years ago on Jan. 1.

Haitian migrants found stranded near Puerto Rico

12/31/2013 7:57am
Puerto Rico police say nearly a dozen Haitian migrants and one Cuban were found stranded on a tiny island just west of the U.S. territory.

Mexico subway dig turns up unusual Aztec offering

12/31/2013 12:35pm
Archaeologists say excavations for a Mexico City subway extension have turned up what appears to be an unusual Aztec offering.

Neighbors: Brazil to help Uruguay avoid Argentina

12/31/2013 1:27pm
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says Brazil will fund 80 percent of a new deep-water port that will get around Argentine efforts to control shipping in the South Atlantic.

US frees last 3 Uighur prisoners from Guantanamo

12/31/2013 1:27pm
Three members of a persecuted ethnic minority from China have been released from Guantanamo Bay and sent to the Central European country of Slovakia, officials said Tuesday, resolving a diplomatic dilemma that had kept the men imprisoned long after a judge had ordered their release.

O'Connor, advocate for Mexican journalists, dies

12/31/2013 5:25pm
Mike O'Connor, a veteran war correspondent who became a tough advocate and counselor for threatened journalists in one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press, has died. He was 67.