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AP PHOTOS: 7-hour trek to reach Andean ceremony

09/17/2013 8:02am
Every year, thousands of faithful trek for seven hours up to the foot of Peru's Pachatusan mountain to pay homage to the Lord of Huanca _ an image of Jesus Christ, scourged and bleeding, that tradition says was painted in a cave 339 years ago.

HRW: Colombia inadequate in helping landless

09/17/2013 10:02am
Colombia has "chronically failed" to protect people trying to reclaim stolen land, threatening to sabotage President Juan Manuel Santos' unprecedented efforts to end the Western Hemisphere's worst internal refugee problem, a major human rights organization says.

Pope's sister hospitalized but stable in Argentina

09/17/2013 10:55am
The pope's sister in Argentina has been hospitalized, but her family says it's nothing serious.

Puerto Rico reveals record deficit from FY 2012

09/17/2013 12:23pm
Government officials have revealed that Puerto Rico's overall deficit stood at a record $39 billion in the past fiscal year, adding to gloom over the economy.

Judge: Argentine commerce secretary abused power

09/17/2013 2:23pm
Argentine Commerce Secretary Guillermo Moreno has been formally charged with abusing his power by trying to fine economists who publish independent inflation data.

Brazil leader postpones trip to US over spying

09/17/2013 4:30pm
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday postponed a state visit to the U.S. to protest an American spy program that has aggressively targeted the Latin American nation's government and private citizens alike.

16 killed in Venezuela prison violence

09/17/2013 4:59pm
Venezuelan officials say at least 15 inmates were killed in a bloody battle among inmates, some of them armed, in a prison in the country's west.

Guatemala arrests alleged trafficker sought by US

09/17/2013 7:22pm
Officials say a suspected drug trafficker wanted for extradition to the United States has been captured in eastern Guatemala by U.S. and Guatemalan authorities.

3 vigilantes killed in clash with Mexican soldiers

09/17/2013 8:11pm
Mexican authorities say three "self-defense" vigilantes have died in a clash with soldiers in the western state of Michoacan.

Resort project opens tiny Bimini to the world

09/17/2013 10:11pm
Every time a cruise ship docks in Bimini, the population of this tiny archipelago just 50 miles off the coast of Miami could nearly double.