November 13, 2015

Former Puerto Rico attorney for notorious drug trafficker sentenced in money laundering case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ A former Puerto Rico lawyer who represented a man once known as the “Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean” has been sentenced […]
November 13, 2015

Drug charges for Venezuela president’s relatives reverberate as election campaign kicks off

CARACAS, Venezuela _ The arrest of two nephews of the Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores on U.S. drug trafficking charges is being used by the opposition […]
November 13, 2015

Passing ‘Go’ in Cape Town: new version of Monopoly board game is set in South African city

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ You can now reach Robben Island after you pass ‘Go’ in a new Cape Town version of Monopoly. […]
November 13, 2015

Brazil to grant permanent residence to 43,000 Haitians in bid to undermine human traffickers

SAO PAULO _ The Brazilian government says it will grant permanent residence to more than 43,000 Haitians who entered the country illegally. Justice Secretary Beto Vasconcelos […]
November 12, 2015

Venezuela president to address UN rights council as some diplomats, rights groups decry tactic

GENEVA _ Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is to speak to the main U.N. human rights body, as Western diplomats grumble that he is trying to exploit […]
November 11, 2015

South Africa: 8 ex police sentenced to 15 years in jail for murder for dragging a man

JOHANNESBURG _ A South African judge sentenced eight former police officers to 15 years in prison for the murder of a Mozambican man they dragged behind […]
November 11, 2015

After delay of more than 2 years, some children adopted from Congo reach the US

By David Crary THE ASSOCIATED PRESS After a wrenching delay of more than two years, a few American families celebrated on U.S. territory Wednesday with children […]
November 11, 2015

Nephews of Venezuela first lady arrested in Haiti for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs to US

By Joshua Goodman And Alicia A. Caldwell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   BOGOTA _ Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady Cilia Flores have been arrested in […]
November 11, 2015

At Arlington Cemetery, Obama says nation must honour veterans long after Veterans Day ends

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama urged the public Wednesday to keep thinking about veterans long after the annual holiday honouring […]
November 10, 2015

Somali Islamic extremists release video showing executions of African Union troops

KAMPALA, Uganda _ The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab had released a video showing its members executing African Union soldiers during an attack on their base […]
November 10, 2015

Tropical Storm Kate is moving quickly away from the Bahamas; expected to strengthen

MIAMI _ Tropical Storm Kate is moving quickly away from the Bahamas and is expected to reach hurricane strength. The storm’s maximum sustained winds increased Tuesday […]
November 10, 2015

Judge issues gag order after lawyer describes police video showing driver’s hands up

By Michael Kunzelman And Rebecca Santana THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARKSVILLE, La. _ A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his […]