Americas

A Venezuelan National Guard walks in front of a truck as it leaves the facility used by Empresas Polar as a distribution center, while company employees shout inside, during the occupation of its installations by government representatives in Caracas, July 30, 2015.

Venezuela Troops Occupy Polar Food Distribution Warehouses

Move follows months of accusations by President Nicolas Maduro that Polar, country's largest private employer, working to sabotage the economy More

FILE : A general view of Angra dos Reis nuclear complex, located 240 km (150 miles) from Rio de Janeiro, in this Aug. 31, 2011 file photo.

Brazil Nuclear Leader's Arrest May Stymie Atomic Ambitions

Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva arrested Tuesday for allegedly taking 4.5 million reais in bribes from engineering firms working on long-delayed Angra 3 power plant More

A woman holds up a placard that reads "No more policemen murdered by delinquents" as they beat cooking utensils during a rally against what participants say is an explosion in crime, Santiago, July 29, 2015.

Chileans Spooked by Crime, Demand Government Action

Hundreds took to streets of affluent Santiago neighborhoods Wednesday to protest what they say is explosion in crime in one of South America's safest nations More

A model presents a creation by student designers during Colombiamoda fashion event in Medellin, Colombia, July 29, 2015.

Bright Colors, Patterns Prevail at Colombiamoda Fashion Shows

Designers and brands show off a plethora of creations on catwalks in Medellin this week More

Trash litters the shore of Guanabara Bay in the Caju neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 25, 2015.

Report: Rio's Filthy Waters Far From Ready for Olympics

An AP investigation found extremely high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues for swimming and boating More


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Peru Forces Raid Coca Region Rebel Slave Camp

Special forces rescue 26 children, 13 women, some of whom had been held captive for three decades, when they raided jungle camp of Shining Path rebels
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Having a Baby Becomes Mother of All Battles in Scarcity-hit Venezuela

Currency controls, flailing local production fuel worsening shortages that are now a blight of daily life for many Venezuelans - especially those expecting a child
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Brazil to Use Drones to Fight Slave Labor in Rural Areas

Inspectors, who investigate properties suspected of employing workers in slave-like conditions, will use 6 drones with cameras to monitor suspicious activities
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Colombia Struggles to Find Its Missing as Peace Talks Progress

At least 52,000 war victims are missing; rights groups, families of disappeared hope FARC will reveal grave locations as part of peace settlement
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Bolivia Tripling Size of its Subway in the Sky

Booming country is tripling size of the network and will soon have nine lines whizzing above the administrative capital of La Paz
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Venezuelan President Asks for UN Mediation in Guyana Border Dispute

Controversy centers on land to the west of Guyana's Essequibo River, encompassing around two-thirds of the English-speaking Latin American nation
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El Salvador Bus Drivers Strike as Gang Violence Surges

Drivers demanding better security in wake of escalating attacks, leaving thousands of commuters stranded on streets of Central American capital
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