SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities in El Salvador began the final count of votes Monday in a presidential runoff whose razor-close... Full Story
Razor thin margin in El Salvador presidential vote
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities in El Salvador began the final count of votes Monday in a presidential runoff whose razor-close margin led the conservative challenger to announce his party is on "a war footing" to challenge alleged fraud.
Mexico cartel leader thrived by playing dead
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez played dead for more than three years, putting on one of the greatest performances in drug-trafficking history.
Mexico probes soccer team in Citigroup fraud case
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities are investigating whether the owner of a Mexican oil services company that allegedly defrauded Citigroup used his professional soccer team to launder money.
Venezuelan govt forces target protest barricades
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The opposition mayor of San Cristobal said Monday that Venezuelan government forces attacked and dismantled barricades raised by protesters at key intersections in his city and fired tear gas and plastic buckshot in residential neighborhoods.
Hernandez, heroine of Cuban revolution, dies at 92
HAVANA (AP) — Melba Hernandez, one of two women who helped Fidel Castro launch his revolutionary battle with a failed 1953 attack on a military barracks, and who was later named a "heroine of the Cuban Revolution" has died at age 92.
Uribe wins Senate seat in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former President Alvaro Uribe is back in elected office, and his winning of a Senate seat could potentially complicate efforts by Colombia's government to make peace with leftist rebels.
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Some Venezuelans took time off for Carnival last week despite continued nationwide anti-government protests that have claimed 21 lives since they started Feb. 12, while the government marked the one-year anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death. Salvadorans went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president after a campaign in which gang violence was one of the main issues, and Colombia held congression...
El Salvador's presidential election remains close
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities declared El Salvador's presidential runoff election too close to call late Sunday, with just a 0.2-percent margin separating a one-time Marxist guerrilla and the conservative former mayor of El Salvador's capital.
Peru: Van der Sloot to be extradited to US in 2038
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government says that once Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot completes his murder conviction in 2038, he will be extradited to the United States to face trial on charges he extorted and defrauded the mother of a young American woman for whose disappearance he is the chief supect.
Mexico government 100 pct sure drug capo killed
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government confirmed late Sunday that the leader of the Knights Templar Cartel was killed in an early-morning shootout with troops despite being declared dead by authorities in 2010.
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