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In Cuba, clock ticking just a bit faster for some

12/20/2013 11:09am
In Cuba, time is in the eye of the beholder.

Debutante ball builds bridges in Brazilian favelas

12/20/2013 11:53am
The debutantes' frothy dresses of tulle and satin were spot-on, their make-up flawless and their hair sculpted into gravity-defying styles thanks to copious amounts of product.

Bolivia celebrates its first telecoms satellite

12/20/2013 2:02pm
Bolivians are celebrating the launch of the country's first telecommunications satellite with indigenous rituals dedicated to Pachamama, or Mother Earth.

Helicopter gunships used in Mexico resort battle

12/20/2013 2:31pm
Two government helicopter gunships opened fire on 10 vehicles fleeing a luxury beach condo complex during this week's gun battle at the Gulf of California resort of Puerto Penasco, Mexican authorities said.

Mexico's president signs historic energy reform

12/20/2013 5:29pm
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a sweeping reform that will allow private companies to drill for oil and gas, and end a seven-decade-long monopoly held by the state oil company.

Feared 'Tiger' is out as top cop in Honduras

12/20/2013 5:37pm
Honduras' national police chief, a man who intimidated many in this violent country with a fearsome reputation colored by allegations he ran death squads a decade ago, is out of a job.

Cuba to eliminate currency pegged to dollar

12/20/2013 7:24pm
Cuba will eliminate a currency pegged to the dollar as part of a move to end its unique double-currency system, which had become a symbol of economic inequality to many islanders, Cuba's top economic official said Friday.