6 die when swept away by swollen river in Mexico
HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the U.S. border.
Official: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges.
California governor sets more talks on migrants
MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.
Officials blame Colombia power outage on rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials are blaming rebels for a power outage at the country's main port of Buenaventura.
Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast
VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.
California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan
MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."
Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.
Dominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace.
Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre."
US: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to achieve the release of a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States on drug-trafficking charges.
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