Americas

Peru's President Ollanta Humala speaks during an interview at the government palace in Lima, July 12, 2014.

Peru's Congress Fails to Ratify Humala's New Cabinet

Key conservative allies withheld their votes, failure underscores president's waning political power as economy slows More

Carmine Boccuzzi, foreground left, a lawyer representing Argentina, leaves Federal court after a hearing, in New York, Aug. 21, 2014.

US Judge Calls Argentina Debt-Swap Plan 'Illegal'

But, Judge Thomas Griesa stopped short of holding country in contempt, saying that would not help resolve dispute that led to nation's second default in a dozen years More

Brazilian politician Marina Silva speaks during a campaign event in Brasilia August 20, 2014.

Brazil Presidential Race Gets One More Candidate

Environmentalist Marina Silva to join contest for Socialist Party candidate; vote to be held October 5 More

In this photo released by the Guatemalam Volunteer Fire Department, firefighters and soldiers inspect the scene of a helicopter crash in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, near the border with Mexico.

Guatemalan General Killed in Copter Crash Near Mexico Border

General Rudy Ortiz was among five people killed; cause under investigation; weather said to have been possible factor More

Handout picture released by the Honduran government shows Honduran authorities at a seized property in Copan which belongs to the family of Digna Azucena Valle, who is imprisoned in the US on drug charges, August 18, 2014.

US Imposes Sanctions on Alleged Honduran Drug Gang

Treasury department alleges Los Valles group is responsible for smuggling tens of thousands of kilograms of cocaine into US each month More


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Ex-Guatemalan Drug Kingpin Pleads Guilty to US Charges

Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, linked by authorities to Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, pleaded guilty to conspiring to import more than 450 kilograms of Colombian cocaine into US
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Landmark Brazil Poll Brings Good News for Rousseff

Facing tough road to re-election, Rousseff has seen sharp recovery in approval ratings, voter support
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Video Mexico Opens Energy Sector, but Investors May Hesitate

Mexican President Pena Nieto has signed into law changes designed to open it to private investment, though foreign companies are taking cautious approach
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Video Obama Expected to Take Executive Action on Undocumented Immigrants

Congress has adjourned for a five-week recess without boosting federal funds to house and process child migrants - or reforming US immigration law
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Major study says many eligible women not receiving effective, low cost treatments
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Brazil Candidate's Death Makes Runoff More Likely

Campos' running mate, Marina Silva, now expected to run for president herself; She won nearly 20 percent of vote in 2010
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