Uruguay's legal pot plan on verge of adoption
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's plan to set up a legal, regulated marijuana market has reached its final legislative stage, with the Senate expected to approve the plan by late Tuesday and send it to President Jose Mujica for his signature.
Police strikes, mob rule testing Argentine cities
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mobs of looters are swarming into the streets of more cities across Argentina as police officers abandon their posts in spreading copycat strikes called to pressure provincial governors into raising their pay.
Mayor of Colombia's capital ordered removed
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's inspector-general ordered Bogota's left-leaning mayor removed from office Monday and banished from politics for 15 years, deeming unconstitutional his behavior in a showdown last year with private garbage collectors.
Elian Gonzalez makes 1st trip abroad since 2000
HAVANA (AP) — Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy who survived a boat sinking and became a political football during the 2000 U.S. presidential campaign as the subject of an international custody fight, is on his first trip overseas since being reunited with his father.
5 dead as Argentine police strikes inspire mobs
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Outbreaks of looting have spread across Argentina as mobs take advantage of strikes by police demanding pay raises to match inflation. Videos show people shattering glass doors and hauling out everything from mattresses and cellphones to baby carriages and beer.
4 Honduran police sentenced in students' killings
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court has sentenced four police officers to long prison terms for the 2011 killing of the son of the National Autonomous University's president — a case that set off a campaign to clean up the Central American nation's corruption-plagued police force.
Honduras TV journalist found shot to death
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two international press groups are calling for a full investigation into the death of Honduran journalist Juan Carlos Argenal Medina, who was found shot to death at his home in the southeastern city of Danli.
Mexico president's poll rating down in 1st year
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A poll in Mexico says approval for President Enrique Pena Nieto has dropped four percentage points in his first year in office.
Venezuela's Maduro bolstered by election results
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro weathered Venezuela's mayoral elections, winning the biggest share of votes and thwarting hopes of the opposition to undermine his rule, but now he faces a bigger challenge: fixing the economy.
Guatemala top court: Local polls on mining legal
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ruled that municipal governments must respect the results of referendums on whether mining projects can be developed in their towns.
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