SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative ser... Full Story
Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis.
Nicaragua electoral authority unseats opposition lawmakers
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's top electoral authority decimated the country's political opposition on Friday by unseating practically all of its remaining lawmakers in congress as President Daniel Ortega prepares to seek a third term.
Former Brazilian President Silva to stand trial
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras, clearing the way for one of the country's best-known political figures to stand trial.
Brazil's acting president "ready" for jeers at Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's acting President Michel Temer says he is ready to be jeered during the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games next week.
Colombian official says some 1,300 Cubans stranded in town
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Nearly 1,300 Cubans who hope to make their way to the United States are stranded in miserable conditions near the Panamanian border, a regional Colombian government ombudsman said Friday.
US board says Saudi bomb maker should stay at Guantanamo
MIAMI (AP) — A review board has decided that a Saudi prisoner at Guantanamo Bay who attended flight school in the U.S. and was trained to make explosives by al-Qaida should continue to be held without charge.
AP PHOTOS: Voodoo festival transforms Haitian village
PLAINE-DU-NORD, Haiti (AP) — A village in northern Haiti is transformed over two days each July into the spiritual center of the Voodoo religion.
At 90, Fidel Castro is symbol of Cuban resistance to change
HAVANA (AP) — White-haired, thin and bent at nearly 90, Fidel Castro in person is a faint echo of the man who remade his country, defied the United States and fueled socialist uprisings around the world.
El Salvador strikes blow against powerful street gang
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities announced a series of raids on one of El Salvador's most powerful street gangs Thursday, saying they delivered a strong blow to its leadership and financing.
Brazil's former president files petition at the UN
SAO PAULO (AP) — Lawyers for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Thursday that they have filed a petition at the U.N. Human Rights Committee alleging a lack of impartiality and abuse of power by the judge investigating the mammoth corruption-kickback scandal at Brazil's state-owned oil ompany Petrobras.
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