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Chile's Codelco 1st half profit falls 28 percent

08/30/2013 11:46am
Chile's state-run copper giant Codelco says its profit for the first half of the year plunged 28 percent from the same period of 2012 due to lower prices for the red metal.

Farmers lift blockades; troops patrol Bogota

08/30/2013 12:08pm
President Juan Manuel Santos ordered troops onto the Colombian capital's streets Friday after rioting in which at least two people died, and small farmers said they were lifting road blockades elsewhere after 11 days of protests.

Venezuelan gets 5 1/2 years in strip club shooting

08/30/2013 3:59pm
A man who shot two U.S. Embassy employees in a Caracas strip club has been convicted of attempted murder by a Venezuelan court and sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison.

Mexico ships 1st load of best tequila to China

08/30/2013 4:23pm
Mexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila to China in hopes of turning the Asian nation into the biggest market for the alcoholic beverage after the U.S.

UNASUR summit in Suriname welcomes back Paraguay

08/30/2013 6:37pm
Paraguay was welcomed back Friday into a group of South American nations known as UNASUR.

Officials: theft caused fatal Mexico derailment

08/30/2013 7:36pm
Officials have determined that the theft of some parts from a southern Mexico train track caused a derailment that killed 11 Central American migrants.