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Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue

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  • Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue
    Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Negotiators for the government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest in Venezuela.

  • Lawyers in 9/11 at Gitmo case seek to question FBI

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Lawyers for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attack are seeking to question the FBI about an apparent investigation of defense team personnel in the case.

  • Cuba publishes text of foreign investment law

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.

  • Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus.

  • Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.

  • Inmates rock Peru prison with 'Superstar
    Inmates rock Peru prison with 'Superstar

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar."

  • Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel.

  • Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion
    Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members.

  • Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets
    Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers — Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude.

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane
    Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.

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