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Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Guerrero state announced Thursday that he's stepping aside while an investigation continues nearly a mont... Full Story

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  • Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances
    Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Guerrero state announced Thursday that he's stepping aside while an investigation continues nearly a month after 43 students disappeared and six people were killed in an attack that has implicated local police and politicians in the city of Iguala.

  • Student's mysterious death sparks Mexico protests

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Several hundred students marched through a city in central Mexico on Thursday to demand justice for a schoolmate who turned up dead after witnesses said he was detained by police.

  • Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards
    Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards

    MIAMI (AP) — Some prisoners in the highest-security unit of the Guantanamo Bay detention center have launched a protest against what they consider the religiously offensive use of female guards to move them around the U.S. base in Cuba, lawyers for the men say.

  • Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president race
    Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president race

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pulled ahead of her rival and taken a six-point lead just days before Sunday's presidential vote, according to a poll released Thursday.

  • Argentina issues $1 billion, 2-year bond

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina began offering a new two-year sovereign bond for $1 billion on Thursday, at a time when the government is desperately looking for fresh sources of financing.

  • Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class
    Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

  • AP PHOTOS: Brazil's poor, Rousseff's solid support
    AP PHOTOS: Brazil's poor, Rousseff's solid support

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Children play amid tumbledown shacks in some of Rio de Janeiro's poorest hillside "favela" slums, places where armed drug traffickers lay down the law, stray bullets fly and raw sewage oozes into the streets.

  • Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students
    Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.

  • Puerto Rico power company officials face charges

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's justice department has filed fraud and other charges against officials at the troubled state-owned power company in the U.S. territory.

  • Appeal sought in Puerto Rico gay marriage case

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans. The five gay couples who filed the suit will apeal, their attorney said Wednesday.

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