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Brazil police take Rio slums without firing shots

10/06/2013 12:17pm
Police have occupied a group of adjacent favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the latest slum "pacification" aimed at driving out drug traffickers and improving security in the coastal city.

Drug flight down in Colombia, 3 Americans killed

10/06/2013 1:27pm
The twin-engine turboprop plane that crashed in northern Colombia on a U.S. counter-drug mission, killing three American contractors and a Panamanian aboard, had been tracking a suspected smuggling vessel over the western Caribbean when it lost radio contact, the U.S. military said.

Peru bus plunges off road, killing 19, injuring 18

10/06/2013 7:00pm
Police in southern Peru say a bus ran off a remote road in the Andes and plunged into a ravine, killing two children and 17 adults. Eighteen more people are injured.

AP PHOTOS: In remote Peruvian valley, coca is king

10/06/2013 10:07pm
Every Sunday, counterinsurgency troops in combat gear march out of the army base in Pichari, a remote town with an incongruously wide avenue at the center of the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley.