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  • Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"

    Associated Press
  • China, Venezuela deepen economic ties during visit

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — China approved a $4 billion credit line and a flurry of new cooperative agreements Monday with Venezuela, its chief economic partner in Latin America.

    Associated Press
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  • Correction: AP Cuba Appointments story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 17 about the appointments of a new bureau chief and head of TV news in Cuba, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year of Haiti's devastating earthquake. The earthquake occurred in early 2010, not 2009.

    Associated Press
  • Cuba hopes for more investment as Chinese president arrives

    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a two day visit to Cuba on Monday evening, stirring hopes on the island that China will finally invest in the country after a number of important deals never materialized. Xi was to meet with President Raul Castro on Tuesday and…

    Reuters
  • Colombia's Santos dubs new legislature 'Congress of peace'

    Colombia's newly re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos installed a new legislature Sunday, calling it a "Congress of peace" and asking for its support in creating a post-conflict nation amid negotiations with the FARC. Colombians re-elected Santos in mid-June in a cliffhanger poll seen as a…

    AFP
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    The presidents of Russia and China made separate trips to Latin America, although Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping crossed paths this past week in Brazil, where they smiled and posed with their Latin American counterparts.

    Associated Press
  • Putin's Russia risks burning bridges over jet crash

    Russia risks burning bridges with the West over the deadly Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine, as analysts warn that President Vladimir Putin might never accept responsibility for the disaster. Observers said Thursday's shooting down of a Boeing 777 with 298 people on board over Ukrainian territory…

    AFP
  • New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international climate talks this year.

    Associated Press
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  • Pope seeks justice 20 years after attack on Argentine Jews

    Pope Francis called Friday for justice to be done in the unsolved bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people and wounded 300 others two decades ago. "Twenty years on from the tragedy at the Argentine Jewish Charities Federation (AMIA), I want to express my closeness with the…

    AFP
  • Electrolux posts Q2 loss on restructuring costs

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux has posted a second-quarter net loss of 92 million ($13.5 million) kronor, citing large restructuring charges, but says demand in Europe and the United States is picking up.

    Associated Press
  • Electrolux says 2nd-quarter profit up, sales down

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux says improved demand in Europe and the United States boosted the company's second-quarter profit 27 percent to 815 million kronor ($119 million) from 642 million kronor a year earlier.

    Associated Press
  • China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder.

    Associated Press
  • Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

    China's president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a $20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing's growing interests in the region. President Xi Jinping was greeted with a military honor guard in…

    AFP
  • Bolivia legalizes work by children as young as 10

    EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.

    Associated Press
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  • Brazil, China sign several trade, business deals

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a state visit to Brazil on Thursday by signing a wide-ranging series of trade and business agreements with the leader of Latin America's biggest nation.

    Associated Press
  • AP names Weissenstein to Havana bureau chief post

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Weissenstein has been appointed The Associated Press chief of bureau in Havana, the third bureau chief the news cooperative has had in Cuba since it reopened an office on the island in 1999.

    Associated Press
  • Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post in Cuba

    (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied reports that Russia plans to reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba from which it once spied on the United States. A Russian security source said on Wednesday that Russia had reached a provisional agreement with Cuba to reopen the Lourdes…

    Reuters
  • Bolivia on verge of legalizing work from age 10

    EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.

    Associated Press
  • Russia set to reopen Soviet-era spy post on Cuba: source

    By Lidia Kelly MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has reached a provisional agreement with Cuba to reopen a big Soviet-era base on the Caribbean island from which it once spied in the United States, a Russian security source said on Wednesday. "A framework agreement has been agreed," the source told…

    Reuters
  • China seeks to build railways in Brazil to ship out commodities

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil hopes that during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping it can boost ties with its biggest trade partner beyond the exchange of commodities for manufactured goods, but that may be wishful thinking. Accords China will sign with Brazil when Xi meets…

    Reuters
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