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US, Canadian boaters left in limbo in Mexico

01/10/2014 11:02am
When heavily armed marines and government tax agents stormed eight marinas on Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts, boaters thought they were witnessing a major drug takedown.

Chile's top court rules against coal-fired complex

01/10/2014 12:36pm
Chile's Supreme Court sided with local fishermen who contend a coal-fired power complex harms ocean life and pollutes their community, but the judges stopped short of ordering a suspension and left it to environmental authorities to decide if operations can continue.

US official: Cuba migration talks productive

01/10/2014 1:33pm
A senior U.S. State Department official said Friday that migration talks with the Cuban government this week have been productive and yielded "some positive outcomes," but did not give concrete details of any agreements or breakthroughs.

Drummond suspends coal exports from Colombia

01/10/2014 2:15pm
The Drummond coal company says it is halting all exports from Colombia until March after environmental authorities ordered it to stop using barges to load its ships because of pollution concerns.

Correction: Venezuela-Actress Slain story

01/10/2014 4:39pm
In a story Jan. 8 about the slaying of a former Miss Venezuela, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of homicides estimated by the non-governmental Venezuelan Violence Observatory to have occurred in the country last year. The correct estimate is nearly 25,000, not nearly 45,000 as reported.

Guatemala prez drops complaint against journalist

01/10/2014 6:19pm
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina says he and his vice president have dropped criminal complaints against a newspaper director they accuse of blackmail and harassment.

Venezuelan heating oil a no-show in US this year

01/10/2014 9:19pm
The Massachusetts-based nonprofit run by Joseph P. Kennedy II that has distributed nearly a half billion dollars' worth of Venezuela-donated home heating oil in the U.S. since 2005 has not yet received this winter's shipment.

Haiti PM highlights headway 4 years after quake

01/10/2014 9:55pm
Haiti's prime minister said Friday that his government has made headway in rebuilding the country following a devastating earthquake four years ago, citing a drop in the number of people living in settlements camps and the construction of thousands of new houses.