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Protesters forced from Rio's Indigenous complex

12/16/2013 10:16am
Police in Rio de Janeiro have removed about 25 protesters who had re-occupied the grounds of an Indian Museum complex near the Maracana soccer stadium that will host the final match of next year's World Cup.

Journalist: Fidel Castro in 'excellent health,'

12/16/2013 10:47am
Fidel Castro was healthy and alert while speaking with a Spanish reporter about current events for 2 1/2 hours last week, the journalist told The Associated Press Monday.

Correction: Brazil-Dirty Water story

12/16/2013 12:23pm
In a Dec. 14 story about an amateur swimming race in Rio de Janeiro and concerns about pollution in the water off Copacabana beach, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote in an emailed statement to Rio state officials. It was Rio's local Olympic organizing committee that said "the health and welfare of the athletes is always our top priority."

Venezuela revamping its currency control system

12/16/2013 2:26pm
Venezuela is overhauling decade-old currency controls to benefit its struggling oil industry and arrest the decline of the bolivar on the black market.

Guyana pulls out of US-financed politics project

12/16/2013 2:56pm
Guyana has pulled out of a U.S.-funded project designed to strengthen citizen involvement in local politics because it claims American officials want to work only with the opposition.

Bachelet has big win in Chile presidential vote

12/16/2013 4:10pm
President-elect Michelle Bachelet vowed on Monday to initiate profound social changes in Chile, a day after winning the seat with the biggest victory in eight decades.

Costa Rica seizes jet carrying a ton of cocaine

12/16/2013 6:12pm
The Costa Rican government says it has seized a jet carrying more than a ton of cocaine and it detained the two pilots from Guatemala.

AP PHOTOS: Dismal time on Argentine rail commutes

12/16/2013 10:51pm
Riding the commuter trains around Argentina's capital can make for a dismal, sweaty trip on cars that mostly date back to the mid-1960s.