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Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

01/23/2014 5:41am
A Mexican national has been executed in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

Puerto Rico judge's son convicted of murder

01/23/2014 7:52am
The son of a U.S. district court judge has been found guilty of killing his wife at their home in a wealthy suburb in Puerto Rico.

Jamaica police units to get wearable cameras

01/23/2014 4:38pm
Some Jamaican police units will soon be wearing video cameras on their uniforms in part to encourage officers to use appropriate force and perhaps curb high rates of killings by law enforcers in a country where they have long been accused of trigger-happy tactics.

Panama Canal halt threat put off until next month

01/23/2014 5:40pm
The Spanish-led construction consortium leading the expansion of the Panama Canal has formally extended its deadline for a work stoppage until Feb. 1 while it negotiates a $1.6 billion cost overrun with the canal administrator.

Ecuadorean airline halts flights to Venezuela

01/23/2014 9:06pm
The Ecuadorean airline Tame suspended on Thursday its once-daily flights to and from Venezuela until that country's cash-strapped government pays it $43 million owed for ticket sales.