Americas

    FILE - A man poses with a Coca Cola Zero can at a supermarket in Caracas.

    Coca Cola to Halt Some Production in Venezuela

    Sugar shortages and a deep recession have been forcing production shutdowns across the country 

    Brazilian Planning Minister Romero Juca talks to reporters about a leaked phone recording at his offices in Brasilia, Brazil, May 23, 2016.

    Recording Allegedly Shows Minister Plotting Against Brazil's Rousseff

    Planning Minister Romero Jucá, who will step down temporarily, denies allegation, says words in published transcript of tape were taken out of context 

    FILE - Manuel Espinosa holds his 4-month-old son as he takes a break from mining gold in La Pampa, located in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, May 2, 2014.

    Mercury Poisoning Prompts Peru to Declare State of Emergency in Amazon

    People, rivers and fish poisoned; government blames illegal gold mining 

    FILE - Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, center, of the Fuerza Popular political party, greets supporters as she campaigns in the San Juan de Lurigancho shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, May 10, 2016.

    Peru's Fujimori Faces Money-laundering Investigation

    Probe opened in March, but became widely known Friday after report in Lima newspaper; investigation is focused on alleged suspicious financial transactions and campaign contributions 

    FILE - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican soldiers and marines in Mexico City, Jan. 8, 2016

    'El Chapo' Cleared for Extradition to the United States

    Drug lord's lawyers say they are filing multiple legal challenges to extradition order