Americas
  • In this July 31, 2012 file photo, workers from the Antamina copper mine, wearing white uniforms, clean the river in Cajacay, Peru.

    More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru's highland communities, villagers complain that the mining company and the government have done little to help.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
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  • Pedestrians walk past a sign showing the exchange rate for the Argentine peso in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

    Legally trading pesos for dollars or euros has become ever more difficult as President Cristina Fernandez tries to keep dollars inside the country and bolster the Argentine peso's sliding value.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
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  • It is anticipated that Colombia's main leftist rebel group could announce the start of talks to end a half-century-old conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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  • Cubans who live in the U.S. arrive with packages that read "Nelida" to the Jose Marti International Airport as they arrive to Havana, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

    Experts say the measure targets so-called mules, who bring in merchandise destined for resale or to supply the island's growing ranks of private entrepreneurs.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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  • People who attempted to enter Nicaragua posing as Mexican journalists, are presented during a media briefing after being arrested in Managua August 24, 2012.

    The Aug. 20 seizure pulled back the curtain on Nicaragua's role as a conduit between South American cocaine producers and the Mexican drug cartels.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
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  • Vendors wash their vegetables in a river at La Visite National Park, Haiti, preparing them for sale at a street market in Port-au-Prince.

    In the case of La Visite National Park, officials had nowhere to settle the squatters they were trying to evict.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 AM EST
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