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Tours changing American views of Cuba, US policy

02/03/2014 6:30am
When President Barack Obama reinstated "people-to-people" travel to Cuba in 2011, the idea was that visiting Americans would act as cultural ambassadors for a U.S. constantly demonized in the island's official media.

Salvadoran leftist leads vote, but faces runoff

02/03/2014 9:33am
El Salvador's ruling leftist party appeared to win the presidential vote with over 99 percent of ballots counted, but candidate Salvador Sanchez probably faces a runoff after narrowly failing to win a simple majority of votes.

Argentina slams Shell for fuel price hike

02/03/2014 11:46am
Argentina's government on Monday accused Royal Dutch Shell of a conspiring attitude that goes against the country's interests after the oil company hiked fuel prices by 12 percent.

Volcano's ash affects a third of Ecuador provinces

02/03/2014 12:49pm
A cloud of ash that climbed more than 2.5-mile-high (4-kilometer) from Tungurahua volcano on Monday has affected a third of Ecuador's provinces and forced the suspension of classes at some schools after temporarily closing a regional airport.

Salvadoran leftist leads vote, but faces runoff

02/03/2014 4:06pm
El Salvador's ruling leftist party appeared to win the presidential vote with nearly all ballots counted by Monday, but candidate Salvador Sanchez of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front probably faces a runoff by narrowly failing to win a simple majority of votes.

More than 400 dead dolphins on north Peru coast

02/03/2014 5:55pm
More than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches of northern Peru where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, officials said Monday.

US official visits Haiti to help with adoptions

02/03/2014 5:57pm
A U.S. State Department official is visiting Haiti to help the impoverished Caribbean nation improve its procedures for adoptions by foreigners.

Fight promoter: Mexican boxer dies after knockout

02/03/2014 7:31pm
A fight promoter says Mexican featherweight boxer Oscar "Fantasma" Gonzalez has died after being knocked out in the 10th round of a match over the weekend.