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Havana, Cuba

Cuba Enacts New Rules to Restrict Imports

New rules increase duties on items such as televisions, limit the number of personal items air travelers can bring to Cuba and increase duties on mailed packages More

Margarita Mendez is helped by friends while she waits for news of her son Salvador Urbina, one of the miners trapped at El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Aug. 29, 2014.

Nicaragua Rescuers Save 20 Miners; Search Continues

Wall of mud, rocks trap miners at El Comal site in Bonanza, 420 kilometers northeast of Managua More

People hold their groceries as they line up to pay the cashier at a supermarket in Caracas, Veneuela, Aug. 21, 2014.

Shortage-weary Venezuelans Scoff at Fingerprinting Plan

Proposal on food sales sparks backlash ranging from violent street protests to social media campaigns ridiculing the idea More

Margarita Mendez is helped by friends while she waits for news of her son Salvador Urbina, one of the miners trapped at El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Aug. 29, 2014.

Rescuers Contact 20 Miners Trapped in Nicaragua Gold Mine

Two miners have been rescued, others are believed to be alive More

Presidential candidate and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff of Workers' Party (PT) speaks during the first television debate at the Bandeirantes TV studio in Sao Paulo, Aug. 26, 2014.

Brazil Enters Recession in Pre-election Blow to Rousseff

Experts say left-leaning policies have dented consumer and business confidence and caused heavy losses for financial investors More


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