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Cuba: Nearly 183,000 travel abroad since reform

09/25/2013 11:12am
Nearly 183,000 Cubans have traveled overseas since a migratory reform law took effect earlier this year, island authorities said late Tuesday.

Colombia investigates Uribe brother's militia ties

09/25/2013 3:37pm
Colombian prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into the brother of former President Alvaro Uribe for allegedly sponsoring a far-right militia.

Minibus crash in central Jamaica kills 3 students

09/25/2013 3:56pm
Jamaican police say a minibus crowded with youths collided with two other vehicles on a rural road, killing three high school students and injuring more than 20. Police say witnesses reported the minibus driver was racing with another bus.

Ex-USVI official pleads guilty to racketeering

09/25/2013 4:51pm
A former top enforcement officer for the U.S. Virgin Islands environment department has pleaded guilty to using the agency as a criminal enterprise, officials said Wednesday.

Air France worker arrested in cocaine haul case

09/25/2013 4:54pm
Venezuelan officials say they have arrested an Air France assistant manager and six more people for alleged roles in the smuggling to Paris of 1.4 tons of cocaine on a commercial flight.

Guatemala to complete all US adoptions this year

09/25/2013 7:12pm
Guatemala's ambassador to the United States says a task force recently created in his country will help expedite the pending adoptions of 115 Guatemalan babies.

Chile top court confirms block on Barrick mine

09/25/2013 8:23pm
Chile's Supreme Court confirmed on Wednesday the suspension of Barrick Gold Corp.'s Pascua-Lama gold mine straddling the border with Argentina, but the court stopped short of ordering a re-evaluation of the environmental permit for the $8.5 billion project high in the Andes.

Maduro says 'plot' forced scrapping of UN trip

09/25/2013 9:03pm
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blaming an alleged plot against him for his cancellation of a visit to New York to speak to the U.N. General Assembly.

Assad says he doesn't rule out US attack

09/25/2013 9:03pm
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Wednesday that he does not discount the possibility of a U.S. military attack even though threatened action was forestalled when he agreed to give up chemical weapons.

AP PHOTOS: Colombia villagers pray mines stay open

09/25/2013 10:23pm
The people of this remote village in central Colombia pray every day that authorities don't close the small coal mines that have sustained them for as long as anyone can remember.