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  • Mexican journalists march to protest violence against reporters

    MEXICO CITY -- Mexican journalists on Sunday marched in this capital and several other states to protest violence that has claimed the lives of co-workers and silenced news media in parts of the country. Chanting “Justice!” and “...
  • Spanish prime minister refuses to resign over corruption allegations

    Spanish prime minister refuses to resign over corruption allegations
    MADRID -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday refused to bow  to opposition demands that he resign, even as his party's former treasurer testified in court that Rajoy had accepted bribes for years. Luis Barcenas, the disgraced former money...
  • Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader

    LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...
  • Central American migrants attacked in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY -- Central American migrants crossing Mexico’s Veracruz state were attacked by a violent drug-and-extortion gang, an activist organization said, the latest bloody harassment of people attempting to reach the United States. At least...
  • Italian Mafia boss ordered held by London court

    LONDON -- A Sicilian Mafia boss who was lived with his family in a quiet London suburb for two decades was denied bail by a British court Friday and ordered held on a warrant from Italian authorities who have sought his extradition since January 2012....
  • Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a milestone first step in efforts to end Latin America’s longest-running insurgency, Colombia’s largest rebel group and the government said Sunday in Havana that they had reached an agreement on land reform, the first of...
  • Leader of Zetas drug cartel captured: '40' may be extradited to U.S.

    MEXICO CITY _ Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, top leader of the vicious Zetas drug-and-extortion cartel, was in a cell in Mexico City on Tuesday, awaiting interrogation and possible extradition to the United States. Treviño, known as "40," was transported...
  • A father's long battle for his daughters

    A father's long battle for his daughters
    Luis Ernesto Rodriguez eyed the metal door as he waited for his little girls. Now 6 and 5 years old, they were his only children, inseparable, with thick black hair and mischievous smiles that reminded people of little mermaids. More than two years...
  • Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo alleges extortion, sues former workers

    Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo alleges extortion, sues former workers
    Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo has filed a lawsuit against six former staff members who worked on his canceled Univision Radio program, claiming the group banded together to try to extort $4.9 million from him. Sotelo claims to be a...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap, Season 3, Episode 6, Thomas gets caught

    'Downton Abbey' recap, Season 3, Episode 6, Thomas gets caught
    The Thomas and Jimmy situation just got real(ly sad).  Yes, a lot went down in this two-hour penultimate episode of Season 3. It all felt, at times, a bit laborious (this was two of the U.K. episodes, for some reason, smashed together), but it...
  • Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35

    Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35
    Proposition 35, the human trafficking measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, is a near-perfect example of how far the initiative process has strayed from its original role as the people's essential check on the Legislature and how it is now helping to run the...