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Venezuela's national dog keeps Chavez legacy alive

01/16/2014 6:38am
The Soviets made space dog Laika a national hero and Americans have fallen for presidential pets from Checkers to Bo. In Venezuela, a rare breed of shaggy sheepdog has come to symbolize the patriotic legacy of the late Hugo Chavez.

Brazil wants to attract foreign workers

01/16/2014 11:09am
Brazil will change its immigration law to make it easier for foreign workers to enter the country and meet growing demands for labor, Strategic Affairs Minister Marcelo Neri said Thursday.

Concern after Argentina's president long silence

01/16/2014 1:55pm
A puzzling silence has descended around Argentine President Cristina Fernandez.

Judge: No searches allowed at Puerto Rico festival

01/16/2014 2:46pm
A judge in Puerto Rico has issued a temporary injunction blocking police from searching everyone who attends a popular street festival in the island's capital that attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year.

Violent rain storm sweeps over Rio de Janeiro

01/16/2014 4:42pm
A violent lightning and rain storm has swept across Rio de Janeiro, flooding streets and knocking out power in some neighborhoods.

Haiti ends ban on imported Dominican poultry, eggs

01/16/2014 6:03pm
The Dominican Republic says Haiti has lifted a ban on imports of Dominican poultry and eggs _ an issue that set off tensions between the neighboring nations when it was imposed last year.

World Boxing Council chief Sulaiman dies at 82

01/16/2014 7:12pm
Jose Sulaiman, the longtime head of the World Boxing Council who promoted renowned fighters and introduced rules to protect boxers, died Thursday. He was 82.

Brazil dogs take to waves on paddle boards

01/16/2014 7:34pm
Selva the surfer wore a lime-green life vest, but her colleagues braved the waters Thursday without protection. All could at least doggie paddle if they fell off their boards.