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Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a second day Saturday demanding more help from both the Urugua... Full Story

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  • Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay
    Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a second day Saturday demanding more help from both the Uruguayan and the U.S. governments for adapting to life in their new home in this South American country.

  • Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast
    Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Authorities downgraded the likelihood of a major eruption at the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and the ash clouds it already ejected caused cancelations of more airline flights.

  • Jailed Venezuelan mayor transferred from prison to hospital
    Jailed Venezuelan mayor transferred from prison to hospital

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital has been taken from prison to a hospital where he will undergo emergency surgery for a groin hernia.

  • Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at US Embassy
    Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at US Embassy

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four freed Guantanamo Bay detainees protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they were angry about being asked to leave a Uruguayan hotel that had been housing them and demanding Washington help them financially.

  • Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house arrest
    Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house arrest

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.

  • Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected
    Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected

    ENSENADA, Chile (AP) — Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.

  • Mexico officials investigate case of girl wrongly sent to US
    Mexico officials investigate case of girl wrongly sent to US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have launched an investigation of possible criminal conduct in the case of a 14-year-old girl mistakenly sent to the U.S. to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother, authorities said Friday.

  • Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust
    Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches.

  • 2 dogs from Texas sniff out snails in Ecuador's Galapagos
    2 dogs from Texas sniff out snails in Ecuador's Galapagos

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — When Darwin the Labrador retriever crashed out of a service dog program for people, conservationists found him a very different sort of job: sniffing out giant African land snails that are threatening crops on the most visited of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

  • Honduras high court voids ban on presidential re-election

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday voided an article in the constitution limiting presidents to a single term — the issue at the heart of the political conflict that led to the ouster of socialist President Manuel Zelaya six years ago when he sought to hold a referendum on rwriting the constitution.

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