11/29/2013 1:06amSao Paulo's Housing Department estimates this city of more than 11 million people is short of adequate homes for at least 230,000 families. As a result, thousands of people are living in abandoned buildings downtown or in tents and flimsy shacks put up on any empty plot of land they can find.
11/29/2013 9:43amMexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels have even entered the country's lucrative mining industry, exporting iron ore to Chinese mills.
11/29/2013 1:13pmThe Cayman Islands has signed an agreement with the U.S. government to fight offshore tax evasion and encourage financial transparency.
11/29/2013 1:25pmA UNESCO inspector has been mugged in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso.
11/29/2013 1:29pmVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is capping rental prices for commercial real estate as he steps up a campaign against businesses he accuses of trying to sabotage the economy by stoking inflation.
11/29/2013 4:01pmAn autopsy has found that the death of a 32-year-old New York City man during a freediving competition in the Bahamas was consistent with a drowning, authorities said Friday.
11/29/2013 4:12pmSeveral thousand Haitians marched in parallel protests on Friday in the Caribbean nation's capital.
11/29/2013 5:28pmThe fire department of Brazil's biggest city says a fire swept through a large auditorium in Sao Paulo's Latin America Memorial, a political, cultural and leisure complex designed by famed architect Oscar Niemeyer.