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AP PHOTOS: Living rough in Brazil's biggest city

11/29/2013 1:06am
Sao 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.

Mexican drug cartels now make money exporting ore

11/29/2013 9:43am
Mexican 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.

Caymans Islands to report US citizens' assets

11/29/2013 1:13pm
The Cayman Islands has signed an agreement with the U.S. government to fight offshore tax evasion and encourage financial transparency.

UNESCO inspector mugged in Chile

11/29/2013 1:25pm
A UNESCO inspector has been mugged in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso.

Venezuela caps prices for commercial leases

11/29/2013 1:29pm
Venezuelan 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.

Bahamas: NYC freediver showed signs of drowning

11/29/2013 4:01pm
An 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.

Several thousand in Haiti march in 2 protests

11/29/2013 4:12pm
Several thousand Haitians marched in parallel protests on Friday in the Caribbean nation's capital.

Fire hits Brazil's Latin America Memorial

11/29/2013 5:28pm
The 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.

Parish priest, vicar murdered in Mexico

11/29/2013 5:47pm
A Mexican Roman Catholic diocese says a parish priest and his vicar have been murdered in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.