Americas

FILE - Flags of Cuba and the U.S. flutter in Havana, Cuba, Dec. 19, 2014.

US, Cuba Reach Deal to Open Embassies in Washington, Havana

Formal unveiling will fulfill pledge former Cold War rivals made little more than 6 months ago when President Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro announced historic diplomatic opening More

FILE - Donald Trump (L) and 2014 Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler, of Venezuela, talk during a news conference Oct. 2, 2014, in Doral, Florida.

Mexico Won't Send Contestant to Miss Universe

Decision follows remarks by Donald Trump, an owner of the pageant, who referred to Mexican immigrants to US as criminals and rapists More

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne (c) director, PAHO speaks during an announcement that Cuba is world's first country to receive validation of having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis, June 30, 2015 in Washington.

WHO Declares Cuba First Country to End Mother-to-child HIV Transmission

In 2013, only two children in Cuba were born with HIV and five with syphilis, according to World Health Organization statement More

President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, June 30, 2015.

US-Brazil Climate-Change Plan: More Renewables, Less Deforestation

Officials say joint initiative will allow Brazil, United States to strengthen and accelerate cooperation on issues ranging from land use to clean energy More

U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff tour the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial with a National Park ranger in Washington, June 29, 2015.

Obama, Rousseff Try to Put Spy Scandal Behind Them

Two leaders opened two days of talks in Washington on Monday More


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Climate Tops Obama Meeting with Brazil Leader

It is not yet known if Rousseff will announce her country's emissions reduction targets while in Washington
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Puerto Rico Unable to Pay Its Debts

US territory reportedly is $72 billion in arrears; its bond debt per capita is said to be higher than in any American state
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US Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Likely to Impact Other Countries

Gay rights activists in many parts of world believe court ruling will help their cause
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Argentine Judge Orders Seizure of Falklands Drillers' Assets

Country is taking firmer line on disputed territory ahead of October elections
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US Congressional Delegation Calls for Easing Cuban Restrictions

Nevada Republican Dean Heller says expanded embassy, other changes can be made before Barack Obama leaves office in 2017
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Haiti Seeks to Control 'City' That Emerged From Quake

Estimates show that over 5 years, some 250,000 people have settled in unregulated sprawl called Canaan, already considered country's fourth-largest urban district
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Cop Killings in Venezuela Reach 120 So Far in 2015

South American nation is awash with guns, and it has world's second-worst homicide rate after Honduras, according to the United Nations
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