FILE - Former Argentine president Carlos Menem speaks during an interview with Reuters at his home in Buenos Aires, Oct. 6, 2009.

Argentina's Ex-President Menem Sentenced for Embezzlement

Menem is currently a senator representing La Rioja province where he was born, that status as a lawmaker protects him from being imprisoned 

Retired Colombian General Jorge Enrique Mora (C) reads a statement at the Convention Palace in Havana during peace talks with FARC, Dec. 1, 2015, with the head of the Colombian government delegation, Humberto de la Calle (2-R), and delegation members, retired General Oscar Naranjo (L), Sergio Jaramillo (2-L), and Maria Paulina Riveros (R). Handout picture released by Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace press office.

Colombia Declines Rebel Extradition to US Amid FARC Peace Talks

Move seen as a goodwill gesture as part of peace negotiations that are approaching a March deadline 

FILE - People visit the Templo Mayor in Mexico City, Oct. 3, 2006.

Temple Passageway May Lead to Aztec Ruler's Tomb, Experts Say

Aztecs are thought to have cremated leaders' bodies but burial site hasn't been found, so discovery at Mexico City's Templo Mayor ruin could prove significant 

Cuban migrant wearing a t-shirt with a US flag design, uses his cell phone at a shelter in La Cruz, Costa Rica, border with Nicaragua.

US-Cuba Talks Underway; Focus on Migrants, Illegal Drugs

Officials from both countries are meeting in Washington as part of efforts to normalize bilateral relations which had been frozen for half a century 

FILE - Rescue workers take a rest from their search for victims at the town of Bento Rodrigues, after a dam burst in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Nov. 8, 2015.

Brazil Sues BHP, Vale for $5 Billion in Damages for Mine Disaster

The damburst unleashed 60 million cubic meters of mud and mine waste that demolished a nearby village, killing at least 13 people