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US creates economic advisory team for Puerto Rico

11/20/2013 10:31am
The U.S. government is sending a team of federal officials to help Puerto Rico manage an economic crisis that has spooked investors as the U.S. territory braces for its eighth year of recession.

Melissa now a tropical storm in north Atlantic

11/20/2013 1:41pm
Tropical Storm Melissa is racing over the north Atlantic and poses no land threat.

Paraguay begins cleanup of contaminated lake

11/20/2013 2:42pm
Paraguay has started to clean up a contaminated lake that is among the South American country's top tourist attractions.

Bolivia's leader decrees special Christmas bonus

11/20/2013 3:04pm
President Evo Morales decreed Wednesday that an extra month's wages should be paid as a special Christmas bonus to all salaried workers in Bolivia, at state agencies, in the military and police and in the private sector.

Pfizer to close manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico

11/20/2013 3:12pm
Pfizer Inc. says it will close one of its three manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico by 2017.

Venezuela signs joint venture with Samsung

11/20/2013 4:14pm
The government allied with Samsung on Wednesday to jointly produce consumer electronics and appliances, a deal coming after a week of raids on Venezuelan retailers and the emptying of store shelves by consumers taking advantage of officially forced discounts.

Colombian president says he will run again

11/20/2013 6:24pm
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will run for re-election.

Argentina president: We'll expand economic model

11/20/2013 7:13pm
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Wednesday that she's going to deepen her government's left-leaning economic program.

AP photographer wins Gabriel Garcia Marquez award

11/20/2013 9:26pm
Associated Press photographer Esteban Felix on Wednesday won the journalist images category of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez International Journalism Award for his work on sugar cane workers affected by chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua.