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Colombia fines US-based Drummond for coal spill

12/19/2013 9:43am
Colombia's government is fining U.S.-based Drummond Co. almost $3.6 million for dumping tons of coal into the ocean at a Caribbean port.

Haiti, Dominican Republic to discuss court ruling

12/19/2013 10:44am
Haiti and the Dominican Republic will meet next month in an effort to resolve questions over a widely debated court decision that could render thousands of Haitian Dominicans stateless, Haiti's foreign minister said Thursday.

Fidel Castro discloses brother's words to Obama

12/19/2013 10:47am
Cuban President Raul Castro introduced himself to President Barack Obama in English at Nelson Mandela's funeral, telling him, "Mr. President, I'm Castro," as the two leaders shook hands.

Brazil: Waiting for more details on NSA changes

12/19/2013 10:51am
Brazil's foreign minister says the Brazilian government is eager to hear from the U.S. government about proposed changes to U.S. surveillance programs.

Cayman police arrested bomb hoax suspects

12/19/2013 12:28pm
Cayman Islands police have arrested two local men on suspicion of calling in a bomb hoax that prompted the evacuation of two major beach resorts at the start of the winter tourist season.

Correction: Argentine-President-Corruption story

12/19/2013 12:49pm
In a story Dec. 17 about a corruption scandal involving Argentina's president, The Associated Press made several errors. Jose Maria Campagnoli is a prosecutor, not an investigative judge. The statement defending President Cristina Fernandez was made by the "secretary-general of the presidency," not her personal secretary, and it was not read aloud on television. 

Mexico shows list of 69 top arrested traffickers

12/19/2013 1:49pm
Mexican prosecutors have revealed the names of 69 top drug traffickers arrested or killed in the last year from a group of 122 most wanted capos that was drawn up at the start of President Enrique Pena Nieto's term a year ago.

Mexico rights body probes teens run over by gunmen

12/19/2013 3:24pm
Mexico's human rights agency is investigating the case of five teenage students killed as they left their school Christmas party when gunmen in a speeding pickup ran over them.

15 killed, 58 injured in Peruvian bus accident

12/19/2013 5:29pm
Authorities in Peru say an overcrowded passenger bus has fallen into a ravine in the Andes Mountains, killing at least 15 people and injuring 58, some seriously.

Cuba lifting restriction on purchase of cars

12/19/2013 5:50pm
Cuba is opening its automobile market and its roads to thousands of late-model cars by eliminating a special permit that sharply restricted the number of people allowed to buy vehicles from the state, the government announced Thursday.

Disgraced ex-Mexican drug czar dies at age 79

12/19/2013 8:11pm
Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo, a Mexican drug czar disgraced by his arrest and conviction for aiding a powerful drug cartel, died Thursday after a long bout of prostate cancer, his lawyer said. He was 79.