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4 dead in new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean resort region

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CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen attacked the state prosecutors' office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, and authorities said four people ... Full Story

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  • 4 dead in new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean resort region
    4 dead in new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean resort region

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen attacked the state prosecutors' office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, and authorities said four people were killed, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead.

  • Puerto Ricans cheer commutation for nationalist Oscar Lopez
    Puerto Ricans cheer commutation for nationalist Oscar Lopez

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Car horns rang out across Puerto Rico and people celebrated in the streets Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced he had commuted the prison sentence of 74-year-old nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera.

  • White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all
    White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.

  • Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125
    Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that has killed at least 125 inmates in two weeks, many with their heads cut off or their hearts and intestines ripped out.

  • Official: Puerto Rico govt could collapse if no steps taken

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The administration of Puerto Rico's new governor warned on Tuesday that the government of the U.S. territory could shut down if dramatic measures to offset its financial crisis aren't taken soon.

  • AP PHOTOS: Argentine town digs out after mammoth mudslide
    AP PHOTOS: Argentine town digs out after mammoth mudslide

    VOLCAN, Argentina (AP) — People in this small town in northern Jujuy province are scrambling to rescue what's left of their belongings a week after torrential rains unleashed a devastating mudslide that buried most of the homes.

  • Puerto Rico island tackles over-population of horses
    Puerto Rico island tackles over-population of horses

    VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — Another long holiday weekend is starting, and tourists are flocking by ferry and small plane to Vieques, a tiny island off the coast of Puerto Rico that's famed for bright turquoise waters, lush mangrove forests and picturesque free-roaming horses.

  • Venezuela's President: Trump won't be worse than Obama
    Venezuela's President: Trump won't be worse than Obama

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has received a backhanded compliment from the United States' arch nemesis in Latin America.

  • US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal

    HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro's government.

  • Colombia arrests ex-presidential candidate's bodyguard
    Colombia arrests ex-presidential candidate's bodyguard

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities on Monday arrested the former bodyguard of a Colombian presidential candidate shot to death on a crowded airliner more than two decades ago, charging the policemen with being part of the assassination plot.

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