- US Coast Guard warns Haitians against sea voyages Updated: Dec-12-13 8:06 pm
- WCup officials in Cuiaba say stadium will be ready Updated: Dec-12-13 7:30 pm
- Tribunal denies Vasco's request to annul match Updated: Dec-12-13 4:58 pm
- Brazil wants to keep using World Cup security plan Updated: Dec-12-13 4:33 pm
- Mexican Congress approves historic energy bill Updated: Dec-12-13 4:30 pm
- Correction: Ecuador-Besieged Journalists story Updated: Dec-12-13 12:01 pm
- AP PHOTOS: Argentine slum honors 'Blue Virgin' Updated: Dec-12-13 11:16 am
- Brazil plane maker sells jets to American Airlines Updated: Dec-12-13 10:28 am
- Royal Caribbean to launch new cruise ship Updated: Dec-12-13 6:22 am
- Arizona detective resigns over resident status Updated: Dec-12-13 12:56 am
- Heavy rain causes chaos in Rio; at least 2 dead Updated: Dec-11-13 10:07 pm
- Argentina's Lanus wins Copa Sudamericana title Updated: Dec-11-13 9:05 pm
- Fluminense, Vasco seek loopholes to avoid drop Updated: Dec-11-13 8:11 pm
- Brazil gov't may backtrack on auto safety laws Updated: Dec-11-13 5:58 pm
- From seed to smoke, Uruguay testing legalized pot Updated: Dec-11-13 5:37 pm
- Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year Updated: Dec-11-13 4:39 pm
- Man arrested in Peru in 1990s Ohio Ponzi scheme Updated: Dec-11-13 3:47 pm
- Argentine looting toll: 10 dead, $90 million lost Updated: Dec-11-13 3:31 pm
- Estate of slain reality TV producer's wife settled Updated: Dec-11-13 3:24 pm
- Corinthians announces Menezes as coach for 2014 Updated: Dec-11-13 10:02 am
- Buffalo Zoo sends toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico Updated: Dec-11-13 3:06 am
- Manaus: We'll "dazzle the world" at World Cup Updated: Dec-10-13 11:41 pm
- Cobalt-60 finally removed from Mexican cornfield Updated: Dec-10-13 11:35 pm
- Nicaragua leader moves closer to indefinite power Updated: Dec-10-13 10:40 pm
- Bogota's mayor warns of crisis if he is ousted Updated: Dec-10-13 10:22 pm
OPA-LOCKA, Florida - The U.S. Coast Guard is releasing an ad in English and Creole begging Haitians not to attempt to illegally immigrate by boat after dozens of recent deaths and a spike in voyages across the rough waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
CUIABA, Brazil - Officials in the World Cup city of Cuiaba acknowledged Thursday they were running late but insisted the venue would be ready for the tournament in June.
SAO PAULO - Brazil's sports tribunal has denied Vasco da Gama's request to annul the match marked by fan violence in the final round of the Brazilian league.
SAO PAULO - Brazilian government officials say the security model for next year's World Cup should be used for local matches to curb fan violence.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Congress voted Thursday to open the country's moribund state-run oil industry to foreign and domestic investors, casting aside nationalist opposition to approve the most dramatic energy reform in seven decades.
QUITO, Ecuador - In a Dec. 7 report about press freedom in Ecuador, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it left phone messages for government Communications Director Fernando Alvarado. In fact, the AP called Alvarado's cellphone several times, but the phone does not accept voice messages. The AP also sent Alvarado two emails, but received no response.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thousands of Paraguayan immigrants living along the polluted Riachuelo river in Argentina's capital celebrate their "Blue Virgin" every year with a grueling but joyful 10-hour procession that winds through every corner of their slum. Last year, their feast day's Mass was led by none other than Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has since become their beloved "slum pope."
SAO PAULO - Brazilian plane maker Embraer says American Airlines has placed a firm order for 60 E-175 passenger jets for an estimated $2.5 billion.
NEW ORLEANS - Royal Caribbean International's new 2,360-passenger Serenade of the Seas arrives Thursday at the Port of New Orleans and will sail weekly cruises through April.
PHOENIX - A detective for Arizona's state police force has resigned following the discovery that she was living in the country illegally after being brought to the U.S. from Mexico by her family at a young age.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Torrential rains caused chaos and at least two deaths in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Traffic was snarled, airports temporarily closed and commuter trains halted after flood waters engulfed many parts of the city.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentine club Lanus won its first international title by defeating Ponte Preta of Brazil 2-0 in the Copa Sudamericana final on Wednesday.
SAO PAULO - Fluminense could avoid relegation in the Brazilian league after a rival team used a suspended player in the final round last weekend, marking the latest chaos to hit football in the country hosting next year's World Cup.
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian government may delay "by one or two years" the implementation of a law requiring automakers to install frontal air bags and anti-lock braking systems in all new cars, the finance minister said Wednesday.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay's drug control chief, Julio Calzada, is a nervous man.
NEW YORK - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
LIMA, Peru - Police in Peru say they've arrested a 59-year-old man wanted in Ohio for an alleged Ponzi scheme in which $65 million was raised from at least 800 investors in the United States and Latin America more than a decade ago.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's Cabinet chief is declaring an end to police strikes and scattered looting, but some violence continued Wednesday in streets abandoned by officers demanding higher pay.
LOS ANGELES - The family of a reality TV producer accused of killing his wife in Mexico has settled a dispute with the woman's sisters over her estate, and all its money will be set aside for the couple's two young children, attorneys told a judge Wednesday.
SAO PAULO - Corinthians says former Brazil coach Mano Menezes is returning to the team for the 2014 season.
BUFFALO, New York - The Buffalo Zoo has sent hundreds of toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico.
MANAUS, Brazil - It's a good thing the mayor of World Cup city Manaus has a sense of humor. Because some of the stuff being said of late about this historic city deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle is laughable.
MEXICO CITY - A shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 was safely recovered Tuesday evening after sitting in the cornfield where it was found a week ago dumped by truck thieves in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega moved closer to indefinite re-election Tuesday after his allies in the National Assembly approved constitutional changes that opponents say are designed to keep the Sandinista leader in power for life.
BOGOTA, Colombia - The mayor of Colombia's capital has told thousands of supporters the city will become ungovernable if he is forced from office.