Americas

    Two police officers stand outside of the Balboa Bank & Trust Corp. building in Panama City, Thursday, May 5, 2016.

    Colombia Arrests Alleged Big Money Launderer From Panama

    Colombian police arrested Nidal Waked who is sought by US, dismantled an empire of businesses that Washington says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers 

    Luis Bedoya, a former FIFA executive committee member from Colombia - seen in this 2015 file photo - and Sergio Jadue of Chile were found guilty of wrongdoing including bribery and conflicts of interest, May 6, 2016.

    FIFA Life Bans for 2 South American Officials for Bribery

    FIFA ethics committee judging chamber says it found Luis Bedoya, a former FIFA executive committee member from Colombia, and Sergio Jadue of Chile guilty of wrongdoing including bribery and conflicts of interes 

    Presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of the Peruvians for Change party pats a horse during a rally on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, May 3, 2016.

    Candidate Kuczynski: Investors Eager to Finance Peru's Infrastructure

    Ex-PM says a lunch with investors in US produced one offer of $5 billion; nation can finance projects 'without depleting our fiscal reserves,' he insists 

    Smoke billows from the Fort McMurray wildfires as a truck drives down the highway in Kinosis, Alberta, Canada, May 5, 2016.

    Canada Fire Hit as Government Cut Spending on Prevention, Planes

    In recent days raging wildfire has swept across the city of Fort McMurray, forcing a mass evacuation as hundreds of homes burned to the ground 

    A Canadian Joint Operations Command aerial photo shows wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, in this image posted on twitter on May 5, 2016, courtesy CF Operations.

    Canadian Officials Say Wildfire Conditions 'Extreme'

    Alberta government declares state of emergency, orders residents to evacuate communities of Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates, Mackenzie County and Fort McMurray First Nation, an aboriginal reservation