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Mexico City declares 3rd day of traffic cuts over high smog

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is ordering 40 percent of cars and trucks to stay off the streets Thursday, extending for a third day a traff... Full Story

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  • Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti's largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a weeks-old strike by resident doctors, nurses and other staff.

  • Mexico City declares 3rd day of traffic cuts over high smog
    Mexico City declares 3rd day of traffic cuts over high smog

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is ordering 40 percent of cars and trucks to stay off the streets Thursday, extending for a third day a traffic cutback aimed at lessening pollution.

  • Former head of Argentine air force on trial for abduction
    Former head of Argentine air force on trial for abduction

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The former head of Argentina's air force and two ex-subordinates are on trial for alleged abduction and disappearance of activists during the South American nation's 1976-1983 dictatorship.

  • Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ecuadoreans immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

  • Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate
    Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recommended Wednesday that she be put on trial for possible removal from office.

  • Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover
    Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover

    HAVANA (AP) — The afternoon sun was still baking central Havana when Mabel Fernandez and her 14-year daughter took their spot facing the Prado, a grand colonial boulevard hung with lights and loudspeakers for a fashion show by French luxury label Chanel.

  • No end in sight to election mess in struggling Haiti
    No end in sight to election mess in struggling Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Senate leader Jocelerme Privert took office as Haiti's caretaker president with one real task: Quickly untangle a political stalemate blocking presidential and legislative runoff elections.

  • Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty

    MIAMI (AP) — A Navy nurse has been allowed to resume full medical duties by the military nearly two years after he refused to take part in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Tuesday.

  • El Salvador arresting negotiators of now defunct gang treaty

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Attorney General's Office said Tuesday that arrest warrants have been issued for 21 people tied to a 2012 gang treaty that temporarily lowered El Salvador's homicide rate.

  • Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres
    Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.

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