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Ministry: 13 dead at Venezuela prison after inmates binge on drugs updated 3 hours 11 minutes ago

At least 13 inmates at a Venezuela prison, all of whom were on hunger strike, have died after a drugs binge, according to officials.

Top local cop arrested in missing 43 Mexican students case updated 4 days ago

A top local police official in Mexico was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 43 college students, authorities said.

Clashes erupt in Mexico City protests over missing students updated 5 days ago

Riot police forcibly cleared protesters from Mexico City's main square late Thursday as outrage mounted over the case of dozens of missing students.

Two men arrested in deaths of Honduran beauty queen and her sister updated 7 days ago

Two men are arrested in the deaths of Honduran beauty queen María José Alvarado Muñoz and her sister, and one of the men is the sister's boyfriend.

Colombian rebel leaders confirm capture of top general updated 8 days ago

FARC guerrilla leaders confirm they captured a top Colombian general over the weekend.

Honduran beauty queen missing days before pageant updated 8 days ago

A Honduran beauty queen has disappeared days before the start of the Miss World pageant.

Mexico Drug War Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Mexican Drug War. The Mexican government has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006. At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory. More than 60,000 people have been killed from 2006 to 2012, according to the most recent data available from Human Rights Watch.

Crying for justice, clinging to hope: The parents of Mexico's missing 43 updated 11 days ago

Isrrael Galindo of California hopes his son, among the 43 missing Mexican students, is alive with the others, despite authorities' report of a massacre.

Enrique Peña Nieto Fast Facts updated 12 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Mexico's 43 missing students: Who are they? updated 12 days ago

Mexico's 43 missing students: Family and friends share their stories.

Former mayor charged in Mexico student deaths updated 12 days ago

Former Mayor Jose Luis Abarca is formally charged in the deaths of students who disappeared in Mexico in September, prosecutors say.

Former mayor charged in Mexico student deaths updated 12 days ago

Former Mayor Jose Luis Abarca is formally charged in the deaths of students who disappeared in Mexico in September, prosecutors say.

Cuba Fast Facts updated 15 days ago

Here's a look at what you need need to know about Cuba, a communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida.

Remains could be those of 43 missing Mexican students updated 15 days ago

Official: Three men arrested in connection with the disappearance of Mexican students in Iguala, Mexico, have admitted to killing many people.

Historic protests convulse Mexico updated 15 days ago

As Mexico's missing students case sparks protests, the prosecutor's remark of "enough, I'm tired," has become a rallying cry.

Haiti Fast Facts updated 15 days ago

Here's a look at Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti makes up the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. The eastern two-thirds of the island is the Dominican Republic.

Jet crash in Bahamas kills 9; prominent pastor Myles Munroe among the dead updated 16 days ago

A jet crashed Sunday near Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama, killing all nine people on board, including pastor Myles Munroe, authorities said.

Jet crash in Bahamas kills 9; Myles Munroe reportedly among the dead updated 16 days ago

A jet crashed Sunday near Freeport, a city on the island of Grand Bahama, killing all nine people on board, authorities said.

Could a U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap break the ice? updated 19 days ago

Some say the time is right for Alan Gross, an American government subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba, to be swapped with Cubans held in the U.S.

Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts updated 19 days ago

Here's some background information about Operation Fast and Furious. From 2009 - 2011, under Operation Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix Field Division, along with other partners, allowed illegal gun sales, believed to be destined for Mexican drug cartels, in order to track the sellers and purchasers.

Slain Mexican student's friends, family demand justice updated 20 days ago

Students, parents, friends and residents of this town in southern Mexico are demanding justice in the case of a slain student they say was the victim of horrific torture.

Mexican mayor, wife arrested in case of missing students updated 21 days ago

A Mexican mayor whom the country's attorney general has called the "probable mastermind" of a mass abduction of 43 students has been arrested, police say.

Hurricane Sandy Fast Facts updated 21 days ago

Here's a look at Hurricane Sandy. As a hurricane and post-tropical cyclone, Sandy is responsible for 117 deaths in the United States and 69 more in Canada and the Caribbean.

3 U.S. citizens among 4 people killed mysteriously in Mexico updated 22 days ago

On Sunday, Raquel and Pedro Alvarado buried three of their children -- Erica, Alex and Jose Angel -- in the Mexican village of El Control, just five miles south of the Texas border.

Wife: Joran van der Sloot stabbed in prison updated 23 days ago

Joran van der Sloot's wife says her husband was stabbed twice in the Peruvian prison where he is serving time for murder, according to reports.

Halloween horror cruise became 'nightmare,' passengers say; ship evacuated updated 23 days ago

It was a scare no one aboard the Halloween horror cruise expected.

New arrests could crack case of Mexico's missing students, prosecutor says updated 24 days ago

Investigators in Mexico arrested dozens of suspects after 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Mexico -- but the students are still missing.

Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Fast Facts updated 24 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.

Mexico frees Marine detained for seven months on weapons charges updated 25 days ago

U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who was detained in Mexico for seven months, is spending his first free day with family in Miami.

U.S. Marine reservist freed from Mexican prison, arrives in San Diego updated 26 days ago

Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who'd been held in a prison there for seven months.

'Terrorist' murdered soldier 'in cold blood,' Canada's Prime Minister says updated 26 days ago

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified by Canadian officials to their American counterparts as the suspected gunman in Wednesday's Ottawa shootings.

Chile's 'Children of Silence' seek truth updated 26 days ago

Hundreds or thousands of babies were allegedly stolen from their parents or given away during Chile's Pinochet dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s.

Dilma Rousseff Fast Facts updated 28 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

President Dilma Rousseff wins re-election in Brazil updated 31 days ago

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won a hotly contested runoff election on Sunday.

Mexican governor steps aside after student kidnappings updated 33 days ago

The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state is stepping aside amid a growing political crisis over last month's mass kidnapping of 43 college students.

Iguala, Mexico, ex-mayor 'probable' suspect in case of 43 missing students updated 34 days ago

Mexican authorities seek the former mayor of Iguala, where 43 students were kidnapped last month, as a "probable" suspect in their disappearance.

Iguala, Mexico, ex-mayor 'probable' suspect in case of 43 missing students updated 34 days ago

A former mayor is a "probable" suspect in the disappearance of 43 students who were kidnapped last month, Mexican authorities said.

In Ebola fight, Cuba flexes medical diplomacy muscle updated 36 days ago

Ninety-one Cuban health workers are heading to West Africa on Tuesday to join other medical professionals in the battle against Ebola.

'They deserve our help': Uruguay welcomes Syrian refugees updated 37 days ago

The tiny faces pressed against the airport window stare in wonder at the aircraft waiting for them at the end of the sky bridge: this is the plane that will take them to a new life.

Hurricane passes over Bermuda while another may just miss Hawaii updated 39 days ago

It's a double threat. Hurricanes are barreling through both the Atlantic and Pacific on both sides of the continental United States.

Surf's up, way up: Hurricanes target Bermuda, Hawaii updated 40 days ago

It's a double threat. Hurricanes are barreling through both the Atlantic and Pacific on both sides of the continental United States.

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda updated 41 days ago

Bermuda is bracing for one of the most powerful storms in recent years.

Category 3 Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda updated 42 days ago

Bermuda is bracing for one of the most powerful storms in recent years.

El Salvador reports some damage after 7.4-magnitude quake updated 43 days ago

A 7.4-magnitude quake caused some damage and killed at least one person in El Salvador.

Morales declares victory in Bolivian presidential vote updated 45 days ago

Bolivian President Evo Morales declared victory in the South American country's election Sunday.

Cuban doctors train, then fight Ebola in Africa updated 45 days ago

In the sweltering Caribbean heat, the Cuban doctor swathes himself in a plastic protective suit.

Mexico captures Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alleged Juarez Cartel chief updated 48 days ago

His cartel helped give Ciudad Juarez its infamous reputation as one of the world's most violent cities.

Carlos the Jackal Fast Facts updated 48 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted terrorists.

6.2-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Mexico updated 49 days ago

A 6.2-magnitude quake struck Tuesday northeast of San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

U.N. experts say Haiti wreck is not Columbus' flagship, Santa Maria updated 50 days ago

A shipwreck found by an American explorer off the coast of Haiti is not the long-lost Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship, U.N. experts say.

Lightning strike kills 11 in Colombia updated 51 days ago

A lightning strike killed 11 members of an indigenous tribe in northern Colombia Monday after an electrical storm broke out during an early morning ritual.

Mexican troops head to site of mass graves, where 43 students went missing updated 51 days ago

Mexican federal forces are on the way to Iguala, where 43 students went missing, and local police have been ordered to lay down their weapons.

Are missing students in mass graves found near Iguala, Mexico? updated 51 days ago

Mexican authorities think they may have found the remains of missing students and soccer players in mass graves.

Brazil presidential vote headed for runoff updated 52 days ago

Brazil's presidential vote is headed for a runoff.

Former Haitian dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier dies at 63 updated 53 days ago

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier died of a heart attack in Port-au-Prince at the age of 63, a family member told CNN Saturday.

Mexico nabs top drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva updated 55 days ago

Troops captured Hector Beltran Leyva on Wednesday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, at a seafood restaurant, officials said.

Wonder Woman, Jesus and Obama via for votes in Brazil updated 56 days ago

Forget kissing babies, to win office in Brazil you may have to leap a building in a single bound.

Hello, Rachel: Northeast Pacific season's 12th hurricane spins off Mexico updated 60 days ago

The Atlantic Ocean, hurricane-wise, has been relatively quiet this season. But not the northeastern Pacific.

'Che,' Chavez perfume plan incenses Cuban leaders updated 60 days ago

The revolution, apparently, will not have its own perfume line. Fragrances dedicated to "Che" Guevara and Hugo Chavez, have been canceled in Cuba.

Honduran First Lady on immigration: Each case is a different story updated 62 days ago

The First Lady of Honduras discusses what can be done about the many women and children leaving Central America.

Cuba says 9,000 restaurants can now be privately owned updated 68 days ago

Cuba says 9,000 restaurants can now be privately owned; analysts say that change will help the island's tourism economy.

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico updated 69 days ago

Tourists are still stranded in Los Cabos, Mexico, days after Odile slammed the popular vacation destination as a Category 3 hurricane.

Now a tropical storm, Odile drenches Baja after slamming Mexican resorts updated 70 days ago

Hurricane Odile was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, yet it will still bring flooding to Baja California.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexican resorts updated 72 days ago

Hurricane Odile was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, yet it will still bring flooding to Baja California.

Hurricane Odile, a Category 3 storm, threatens Baja California updated 73 days ago

Hurricane Odile churned toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday, threatening to slam the popular tourist destination.

Say what? Boy, 9, goes joy riding in city bus, police say updated 80 days ago

A Saskatoon driver who stole a city bus and bumped into two other vehicles won't lose his license, police in the Canadian city said.

Hurricane Norbert drenches Mexican coast updated 81 days ago

Hurricane Norbert lashed Mexico's west coast Saturday with powerful winds and drenching rains, the latter of which triggered mudslides.

Meet Dreadnoughtus, perhaps the biggest creature to ever walk the planet updated 82 days ago

At 85 feet long and 65 tons, the newly unveiled Dreadnoughtus schrani dinosaur was among the biggest land creatures ever.

Rescuers free 20 miners in Nicaragua; several still trapped updated 88 days ago

Rescuers pulled 20 workers from a mine in Nicaragua on Saturday, dozens of hours after it collapsed and buried them underground, authorities said.

20 Nicaragua miners trapped; 3 missing updated 89 days ago

Twenty miners were trapped and three missing in Nicaragua Friday after a remote metals mine collapsed, according to Government news source.

Party over: Two face charges after plane returns to Canada updated 90 days ago

Fighter jets escort Canadian plane back to airport, two women arrested for drunken fighting and threats, officials say.

Colombia frees Escobar hit man who killed hundreds updated 91 days ago

John Jairo Velasquez -- the top hit man for notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in the '80s -- is a free man for the first time in 22 years.

Third of Mexicans would migrate to U.S., survey finds updated 91 days ago

A survey about preferences and trends in Mexico concludes that one out of every three Mexicans would migrate to the United States if given the opportunity.

Record heaven: Inside the world's biggest collection updated 91 days ago

Zero Freitas began collecting records as a boy. He now has 5 million and plans to make them publicly available.

Deadly Brazil prison riot ends updated 92 days ago

A prison riot in Brazil that killed four inmates ended Tuesday after officials transferred inmates and rioters released two guards they had held hostage.

Inmates decapitated during Brazil prison riot updated 93 days ago

A prison riot turned deadly in the southern Brazilian city of Cascavel when rioters killed at least four fellow inmates, according to police in Brazil.

6.9-magnitude quake strikes Peru, USGS says updated 94 days ago

A strong earthquake struck southern Peru on Sunday evening, injuring at least two people and damaging buildings, authorities said.

Tropical Storm Cristobal churns in the Caribbean updated 94 days ago

Tropical Storm Cristobal formed early Sunday in the Caribbean, having strengthened from a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said.

Bahamas, other islands on guard for tropical storm updated 95 days ago

A tropical depression that is likely to become a tropical storm by Sunday has areas of the islands of the Bahamas on guard.

Running mate replaces Brazil presidential candidate killed in plane crash updated 97 days ago

A week after the death of Eduardo Campos in a plane accident, his running mate Marina Silva announced she would replace him on the ticket.

Report: 18 errors lined up to cause Quebec rail catastrophe updated 99 days ago

Eighteen errors lines up to cause last summer's catastrophic derailment of a runaway train in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, Canadian accident investigators said Tuesday, concluding an investigation that has revealed serious safety lapses in the transport of crude oil through Canada and the United States.

3 members of Pope's extended family die in Argentina car crash updated 99 days ago

Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed Tuesday in an Argentina car crash that also injured the pontiff's nephew, police said.

Report: Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash updated 105 days ago

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was among those killed Wednesday in a plane crash, the country's state news outlet Agencia Brasil reported.

Woman scales barbed wire fence hoping to stop a plane in Canada updated 108 days ago

A woman climbed a barbed wire fence in Halifax, Canada, hoping to stop a plane -- and her husband -- from taking off.

After 36 years, Argentine activist finds stolen grandson updated 108 days ago

A leading Argentine activist is reunited with her grandson who was stolen during a dictatorship 36 years ago.

Mexican child migrants try border crossings multiple times, study says updated 113 days ago

Many Mexican minors who try to enter the U.S. illegally do so repeatedly, according to a new study.

Fidel Castro Fast Facts updated 117 days ago

Here's a look at the life of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Queen of the selfie: The enduring allure of Frida Kahlo updated 121 days ago

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, has inspired legions of women to paint unibrows and mustaches on their own faces.

Aruba releases Venezuelan ex-general wanted in U.S. updated 121 days ago

Venezuela says Aruba will release Hugo Carvajal, a retired military general wanted in the United States for alleged drug-trafficking ties.

Canadian airline passenger arrested by SWAT is mentally ill, father says updated 123 days ago

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."

Manuel Noriega Fast Facts updated 124 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama.

Remains found in Mexico identified as those of missing American updated 128 days ago

Human remains found near a beach in southwestern Mexico were identified as those of missing American Harry Devert.

Hundreds of children found at vermin-infested shelter in Mexico updated 132 days ago

Mexican authorities found scores of children living in squalor and subjected to sexual abuse in a shelter in Michoacan state.

In morgue, clues to why people leave violence-plagued Honduras updated 133 days ago

A morgue in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, paints a grisly picture of a city dubbed "the murder capital of the world."

U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees updated 133 days ago

Attorneys for a Guantanamo Bay detainee on a hunger strike say a U.S. military nurse has refused to conduct forced feedings of inmates.

Remains could be those of American missing in Mexico updated 136 days ago

Mexican authorities found missing American Harry Devert's motorcycle in Guerrero, along with unidentified remains.

Putin meets Cuba's Castro brothers to open Latin American tour updated 137 days ago

Cuban President Raul Castro and ailing brother Fidel met with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, the state press reported Saturday.

Brazil President: 'My nightmares never got so bad' updated 139 days ago

Never in her worst nightmares did Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff imagine such a crushing soccer defeat, she told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

At least 1 killed as strong quake shakes Mexico, Guatemala updated 142 days ago

At least one person was killed as a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning in southern Mexico's Chiapas state near the border with Guatemala.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison updated 145 days ago

Joran van der Sloot -- tied to the disappearance of one woman and convicted of murdering another -- marries in his Lima prison, his lawyer says.

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