Americas

FILE - Smoke billows from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China, Nov. 13, 2014.

Video Talks on New UN Climate Treaty Set Next Week in Peru

Representatives from 200 countries will discuss emissions reductions, setting stage for broader talks in 2015 More

FILE - A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Peace" during a march in Bogota, Nov. 19, 2014.

Colombia's FARC Free Two Soldiers to Restart Talks

Troops taken captive in restive eastern department of Arauca in November 9 military operation freed with help of ICRC More

FILE - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, center, speaks during a news conference in Bogota, Nov. 16, 2014.

FARC Leader Faults Colombia's Suspension of Peace Talks

Guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono says government's action violates terms of agreement that brought rebels to negotiating table More

FILE - Anti-deportation protesters chant in front of the White House in Washington in August. U.S. President Barack Obama signed two executive orders reforming immigration policies on Nov. 21, 2014.

Video Obama's Immigration Moves Debated on TV Talk Shows

President urges Republicans to pass legislation if they dislike executive orders he issued to address status of millions of illegals in US More

Tabare Vazquez, presidential candidate for the ruling Frente Amplio, gestures before giving his speech to supporters in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nov. 7, 2014.

Vazquez Is Favorite to Win Uruguay Presidential Vote

Leftist ruling party candidate buoyed by widespread affection for country's outgoing leader, strong economic growth More


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Brazil's Rousseff Struggles to Limit Petrobras Scandal's Damage

President expects bribery scandal at state-run oil company to deteriorate in coming months, aides say, with arrests possible for some political allies
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Mexico, Central America Hail Obama's Immigration Reform

Mexican leader calls US president's proposals 'most important measures taken in several decades'
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Torturers of Chilean President's Father Sentenced to Jail

Judge sentences 2 retired colonels to prison for committing 'crime of torture resulting in the death' of Alberto Bachelet Martinez during early days of Pinochet dictatorship
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NYC Immigrant Advocates Praise Obama Move, Vow to Continue Fight

Threatened refusal by Republican congressional leaders to cooperate will backfire politically, attorney insists
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Obama's Immigration Action: What It All Means

Attorney Camille Mackler is director of legal initiatives at advocacy group New York Immigration Coalition, and she discusses specifics of the action
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Video For Hispanics, Mixed Response to Reforms

Activists say while president’s action is an important step, a more lasting solution agreed upon by Congress is needed
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Multimedia Obama Defends Immigration Action

Obama says with his executive action on immigration, enforcement resources will be focused on 'felons, not families; criminals, not children'
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