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