- Currency crisis has Venezuelans struggling to call abroad Updated: Jul-31-15 12:04 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans are struggling to call abroad as telephone carriers fall behind on payments to international partners amid a currency crisis that is leaving the country increasingly cut off from the rest of the world.
- Venezuela occupies food warehouse of biggest private company Updated: Jul-30-15 8:49 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods.
- La Paz County authorities investigating jail inmate's death Updated: Jul-30-15 7:21 pm
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona - Authorities say they're investigating the death of a female jail inmate in Lake Havasu City.
- AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics Updated: Jul-30-15 6:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.
- Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Correia at UFC 190 Updated: Jul-30-15 6:12 pm
GLENDALE, California - Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.
- AP Investigation: What's in Rio's water? AP explains tests Updated: Jul-30-15 5:18 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Sewage pollution has long been a problem for Rio de Janeiro, and officials promised they would use the 2016 Summer Olympics as the springboard to finally clean up this stunningly beautiful city's waterways.
- AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics Updated: Jul-30-15 12:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
- Paraguay midfielder Gonzalez joins Dynamo Kiev from FC Basel Updated: Jul-30-15 5:29 am
BASEL, Switzerland - Swiss champion FC Basel says Paraguay midfielder Derlis Gonzalez has joined Dynamo Kiev.
- Colombia-Venezuela border closed after merchant's death Updated: Jul-29-15 7:25 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombian street vendors clashed for hours with Venezuela's national guard Wednesday after an alleged Colombian smuggler was killed, leading authorities to briefly close the main border crossing between the two countries.
- CONMEBOL outlines reforms after FIFA bribery scandal Updated: Jul-29-15 6:57 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay - The CONMEBOL soccer body will begin publishing the salary of its president and executive council members after being plunged into crisis by the FIFA bribery scandal.
- Argentina's foreign minister questions Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-29-15 5:23 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's foreign minister is asking U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to clarify whether Washington's nuclear deal with Iran includes removing from Interpol's list an Iranian wanted in a major bombing in the South American country.
- TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees Updated: Jul-29-15 3:15 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation.
- Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production Updated: Jul-29-15 2:55 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe.
- Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming Updated: Jul-29-15 12:07 am
SANTIAGO, Chile - Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done.
- 5.9 quake shakes Colombia-Panama border region Updated: Jul-28-15 9:39 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - A strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated region along the border between Colombia and Panama on Tuesday evening. There were no early reports of damage or injuries.
- Colombian national linked to North Dakota drug overdoses Updated: Jul-28-15 5:37 pm
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - An international synthetic drug ring that has been blamed for numerous overdoses in the Grand Forks area involves a Colombian man who trafficked the deadly substances while serving a prison stint in Canada, federal authorities said Tuesday.
- A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba Updated: Jul-28-15 5:32 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.
- S&P revises Brazil's outlook to negative Updated: Jul-28-15 3:19 pm
SAO PAULO - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Tuesday it has revised the outlook for Brazil's foreign-currency debt from stable to negative.
- Bayern Munich signs Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal Updated: Jul-28-15 12:55 pm
MUNICH - Bayern Munich completed the long-anticipated transfer of Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Italian champion Juventus on Tuesday.
- Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit Updated: Jul-28-15 12:45 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and customers paid more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.
- Jackson father reported stable after stroke Brazil Updated: Jul-28-15 12:16 pm
SAO PAULO - One of the organizers of a birthday party that brought the father of the late Michael Jackson to Brazil says he's in stable condition in a Sao Paulo hospital after suffering a stroke.
- Spain summons Venezuelan ambassador over president's remarks Updated: Jul-28-15 4:27 am
MADRID - The Spanish foreign ministry has summoned the Venezuelan ambassador to once again protest comments by Venezuela's president against Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
- Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates Updated: Jul-28-15 1:59 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.
- Peru decrees warrantless geolocation tracking of cellphones Updated: Jul-27-15 9:29 pm
LIMA, Peru - Peru's government on Monday ordered telecommunications companies to grant police warrantless access to cellphone users' locations and other call data in real time and store that data for three years, a decree that civil libertarians called an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
- Mexico finds cocaine diluted in fruit shipment from Colombia Updated: Jul-27-15 8:08 pm
MEXICO CITY - Customs and law enforcement personnel in Mexico say they found an undetermined amount of cocaine dissolved in fruit pulp imported from Colombia.