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Pancho the Pelican an urban celebrity in Havana

09/06/2013 4:56pm
Pancho the Pelican apparently prefers the company of humans to his own kind, and the grit of the big city to a life spent soaring through the breeze above the Caribbean Sea.

Stars in TV ad promoting Puerto Rico move to US

09/06/2013 4:56pm
A Puerto Rican family that starred in a TV ad promoting investment in the island has joined an ongoing exodus to Florida, embarrassing a government trying to halt a deep economic malaise that has driven tens of thousands of people to seek opportunity in the U.S. mainland.

Chile court admits omissions during dictatorship

09/06/2013 6:24pm
Chile's Supreme Court is admitting neglect during Gen. Augusto Pinochet's 1973-1990 dictatorship that killed hundreds of people.

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off Guatemala's coast

09/06/2013 8:24pm
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala's Pacific coastline on Friday evening, causing some adobe homes to collapse in a town near the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Mexico frees 2 men jailed for drugs in US-sold van

09/06/2013 8:58pm
A federal judge on Friday freed two teenagers who were jailed nearly 10 months despite evidence showing that the cocaine that police found in their van may have been hidden in the vehicle before it was bought at a U.S. government auction.

Man charged in Mexico editor's attack not guilty

09/06/2013 9:34pm
A Mexican federal judge absolved a man of charges he tried to assassinate a crusading investigative journalist in 1997, a press freedom group said Friday.