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In Jamaica, a twist on wine tours for pot lovers

09/09/2013 8:14am
Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.

Cuba OKs direct private farm sales in tourism

09/09/2013 12:03pm
Cuban authorities have authorized independent farmers to sell directly to hotels and tourist-oriented restaurants.

Jamaica girl fighting for life after attack

09/09/2013 3:12pm
Authorities in Jamaica say a 15-year-old girl is battling for her life in a hospital after allegedly being raped and then repeatedly stabbed by her father.

Rousseff: Any Petrobras spying has economic motive

09/09/2013 3:26pm
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff again demanded answers from the U.S. government Monday after a new report about National Security Agency spying on Brazil.

Brazil protects Amazon area as big as Lebanon

09/09/2013 4:55pm
The Brazilian government has designated nearly 10,000 square kilometers (3,860 square miles) of land in the Amazon rainforest as a protected area.

Man flees sex charge, survives 4 months in Andes

09/09/2013 5:06pm
A story of remarkable human endurance in the snow-covered Andes has taken a somber turn.

Coast Guard: 4 St. Vincent men adrift for 12 days

09/09/2013 5:16pm
Four men from St. Vincent & the Grenadines were rescued at sea Monday after drifting for as long as 12 days on a disabled powerboat, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

Venezuela govt claims sabotage in deadly blast

09/09/2013 6:47pm
Venezuela's oil minister said Monday that sabotage caused an explosion and fire last year that killed more than 40 people at the country's main oil refinery, saying someone deliberately loosened bolts and released highly flammable gas.

Mexico president gambles with left-leaning reform

09/09/2013 7:31pm
President Enrique Pena Nieto is gambling that a surprise plan to increase social spending and raise taxes on wealthier Mexicans can quiet much of the left-wing opposition to his most ambitious proposal, opening the state-owned oil company to private investment, analysts and politicians said Monday.