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  • Fidel Castro's final resting spot shrouded in mystery
    Fidel Castro's final resting spot shrouded in mystery

    SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti.

  • Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel
    Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel

    SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — President Raul Castro announced that Cuba will prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel, and bar the construction of statues of the former leader and revolutionary icon in keeping with his desire to avoid a cult of personality.

  • Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel
    Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

    SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — After a week of national mourning that reached near-religious peaks of adulation, Cuban President Raul Castro announced Saturday that his government would prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel and bar the construction of statues of him in keepingwith the former leader's desire to avoid a cult of personality.

  • President Raul Castro says Cuba will prohibit naming of monuments, other sites after Fidel Castro

    HAVANA (AP) — President Raul Castro says Cuba will prohibit naming of monuments, other sites after Fidel Castro.

  • Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club
    Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash.

  • Bolivia minister: country could face US aviation downgrade
    Bolivia minister: country could face US aviation downgrade

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The U.S. could downgrade the country's aviation safety rating because of irregularities that may have contributed to this week's crash of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team, Bolivia's Defense Minister said Saturday.

  • Jamaican fugitive arrested day after making FBI wanted list

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI says it has arrested a Jamaican fugitive a day after he was added to the agency's top 10 most wanted list in the deaths of four people at a Los Angeles birthday party in October.

  • AFA hired firm to fly Argentine team without knowing plane

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Football Association hired a company that charters flights to transport superstar Lionel Messi and the rest of the national team for a World Cup qualifying game without knowing the name of the airline or the model of the plane, an official said Friday.

  • Colombia repatriates dead as airline's licensing questioned
    Colombia repatriates dead as airline's licensing questioned

    RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) — Victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia's president called for "drastic measures" against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline's executives said should never havebeen attempted because of a possible fuel shortage.

  • The Latest: Colombia repatriates dead, crash investigated
    The Latest: Colombia repatriates dead, crash investigated

    RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the plane crash in Colombia that killed 71 people (all times local):

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    Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

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