01/16/2014 6:38amThe Soviets made space dog Laika a national hero and Americans have fallen for presidential pets from Checkers to Bo. In Venezuela, a rare breed of shaggy sheepdog has come to symbolize the patriotic legacy of the late Hugo Chavez.
01/16/2014 11:09amBrazil will change its immigration law to make it easier for foreign workers to enter the country and meet growing demands for labor, Strategic Affairs Minister Marcelo Neri said Thursday.
01/16/2014 1:55pmA puzzling silence has descended around Argentine President Cristina Fernandez.
01/16/2014 2:46pmA judge in Puerto Rico has issued a temporary injunction blocking police from searching everyone who attends a popular street festival in the island's capital that attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year.
01/16/2014 4:42pmA violent lightning and rain storm has swept across Rio de Janeiro, flooding streets and knocking out power in some neighborhoods.
01/16/2014 6:03pmThe Dominican Republic says Haiti has lifted a ban on imports of Dominican poultry and eggs _ an issue that set off tensions between the neighboring nations when it was imposed last year.
01/16/2014 7:12pmJose Sulaiman, the longtime head of the World Boxing Council who promoted renowned fighters and introduced rules to protect boxers, died Thursday. He was 82.