- Ex-Guatemala president extradited to US - May 24 2013 18:49
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited on Friday to the United States to face charges of laundering $70 million in Guatemalan funds through U.S. bank accounts.
- Barrick fined $16m for Pascua-Lama violations - May 24 2013 15:35
VALLENAR, Chile (AP) — Chile's environmental regulator blocked Barrick Gold Corp.'s $8.5 billion Pascua-Lama project on Friday and imposed its maximum fine on the world's largest gold miner, citing "very serious" violations of its environmental permit as well as a failure by the company to accurately describe what it had done wrong.
- Venezuela to create new workers militia - May 24 2013 12:25
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president has ordered the creation of a new workers' militia to defend the country's "Bolivarian revolution" at a time when the government faces economic problems and political turmoil.
- Chile blocks world's highest mine project - May 24 2013 09:11
VALLENAR, Chile (AP) — Chile's environmental regulator has stopped construction and imposed sanctions on Barrick Gold Corp.'s $8.5 billion Pascua-Lama project, citing "serious violations" of its environmental permit.
- Cayman opposition will lead coalition gov't - May 23 2013 10:10
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Election officials in the Cayman Islands say the opposition party has won nine of 18 seats, one short of a majority needed to control the British territory's legislature.
- Canada businessman's corruption trial on in Cuba - May 23 2013 09:53
HAVANA (AP) — A Canadian businessman caught up in a corruption probe in Cuba apparently went on trial Thursday, nearly two years after he was detained and his import company, Tri-Star Caribbean, was shuttered.
- Mexico cartel dominates, torches western state - May 22 2013 16:07
LA RUANA, Mexico (AP) — The farm state of Michoacan is burning. A drug cartel that takes its name from an ancient monastic order has set fire to lumber yards, packing plants and passenger buses in a medieval-like reign of terror.
- Ex-Ford execs charged in Argentine torture cases - May 21 2013 16:10
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three former Ford Motor Co. executives were charged Tuesday with crimes against humanity for allegedly targeting Argentine union workers for kidnapping and torture after the country's 1976 military coup.
- Soldiers flood western Mexico to protect towns - May 21 2013 14:23
COALCOMAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's top security officials promised Tuesday that a new federal offensive to rescue towns besieged by the Knights Templar drug cartel in western Michoacan state would stay "until there is security and peace for all state residents."
- Troops flood western Mexico to protect towns - May 21 2013 12:17
COALCOMAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's top security officials gathered Tuesday in the western state of Michoacan to launch a campaign with thousands of army troops to rescue towns besieged, sometimes for months, by the powerful Knights Templar drug cartel.
- Guatemala top court overturns genocide conviction - May 20 2013 23:06
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's top court has thrown another curve into the genocide case of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, overturning his conviction and ordering that the trial be taken back to the middle of the proceedings.
- Besieged Mexican town cheers arrival of soldiers - May 20 2013 21:37
- Cartel towns pose challenge for immigration reform - May 20 2013 07:36
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, stands a dormitory-style shelter filled with people recently deported from the U.S. and other migrants waiting to cross the border.
- Large earthquake strikes off coast of Chile - May 20 2013 06:16
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but Chilean officials said it was not felt on land and discarded the possibility that it might unleash a tsunami.
- Reporter remembers fear in Videla's Argentina - May 18 2013 16:57