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Ecuador court halves Chevron pollution judgment

11/13/2013 9:28am
Ecuador's highest court has upheld a landmark judgment against Chevron Corp. for oil contamination in the Amazon, but cut the penalty in half, to $8.8 billion.

Remains of late President Joao Goulart are exhumed

11/13/2013 10:55am
The remains of former Brazilian President Joao Goulart were being exhumed Wednesday due to suspicions that he may have been murdered on orders of the military regime that once ruled the country.

Bolivia says most of its coca for traditional uses

11/13/2013 3:09pm
A study released Wednesday by Bolivia's government says 58 percent of the country's coca crop is devoted to traditional uses, meaning the rest is processed into cocaine.

Venezuela appliances crackdown spurs uncertainty

11/13/2013 3:12pm
Even by Venezuela's volatile standards, it's been a difficult few days.

Catholic fringe disrupts Kristallnacht ceremony

11/13/2013 3:22pm
Ultra-traditionalist Roman Catholics have openly challenged Pope Francis by disrupting one of his favorite events, an interfaith ceremony in the Metropolitan Cathedral meant to promote religious harmony on the anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust.

Petrobras sells Peru subsidiary for $2.6 billion

11/13/2013 3:45pm
Brazil's state-run oil company says it has sold its Peruvian subsidiary to China National Petroleum Co. for $2.6 billion.

7 inmates escape from Mexican border prison

11/13/2013 6:08pm
Mexican authorities say seven inmates have escaped from a prison in the city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas.

Mexican fisherman who lost treasure faces eviction

11/13/2013 10:07pm
Gulf-coast fisherman Raul Hurtado is a local legend, the man who found and lost millions of dollars' worth of Aztec gold almost four decades ago, was tossed in prison, then found peace making $150 a month selling octopus and other seafood from a thatched-roof shack.