Browse by Day Archive



Archive: (9 Stories)

Gunmen rob patients in Brazilian hospital

02/04/2014 10:04am
Brazilian police say heavily armed gunmen barged into a Rio de Janeiro hospital and held up at least 20 patients and staff members.

Problems persist at US church-run Haiti orphanage

02/04/2014 10:24am
A troubled Haitian orphanage run by a small and apparently well-funded U.S. church has made cosmetic changes in the two months since an Associated Press report exposed squalor and neglect, but has not done enough to address staffing problems and other issues that could put children at risk, according to two people helping the organization improve.

Migrants sent less money back to Mexico in 2013

02/04/2014 11:37am
Mexico's central bank says the amount of money Mexican migrant workers sent home to their families fell by 3.75 percent in 2013, as compared to the previous year.

6 killed in shootouts with Rio de Janeiro police

02/04/2014 11:38am
Police in Rio de Janeiro say at least six people have been killed during shootouts between officers and suspected drug gang members.

Branson hosts renewable energy summit in Caribbean

02/04/2014 12:11pm
Caribbean politicians and renewable power experts gathered Tuesday on British billionaire Richard Branson's private isle to discuss ways of transitioning to clean energy in an effort to spur small island nations to slash their dependence on fossil fuels and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Brazilian nominates Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

02/04/2014 12:46pm
A Brazilian senator has nominated National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Electricity fails in parts of 11 Brazilian states

02/04/2014 4:15pm
Power failed in parts of 11 Brazilian states Tuesday, affecting more than 2 million people in a blackout that lasted about 40 minutes.

Amnesty Intl says Haiti camp residents, cops clash

02/04/2014 4:27pm
An international advocacy group says Haitian police clashed with hundreds of residents in a camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

Alleged army cyberspying on Colombia negotiators

02/04/2014 8:08pm
President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that enemies of his government's efforts to make peace with leftist rebels may have been behind reported spying by members of an elite army cyber-unit on the digital communications of government negotiators.