South America

Farmer's Market  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SoCal cracks down on fraud at farmers markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever wonder if something’s rotten at your farmers market? Maybe those pricey “locally grown” mangos are actually commercial imports from South America. Southern California officials have cracked down this past year […]

12/27/2013

An employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, releases a Red Knot on the north end of Nauset Beach in Eastham, Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

APNewsBreak: Feds to protect red knot shorebirds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little shorebird called the red knot is closer to getting federal protection. The rosy-breasted red knot makes a 10,000-mile migration from South America to the Arctic and stops to refuel in Cape Cod […]

09/27/2013

In this Aug. 21, 2013 photo, fishermen and helpers gather before sunrise on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's just another work day on the ocean for the four score men manning the two dozen vessels that head out to try their luck six days a week. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

PHOTO GALLERY: Fishermen of Copacabana beach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Daybreak’s glow silhouettes the rainforest-covered mountains nearby while the Atlantic’s waters lap at cramped wooden fishing boats. It’s another day at sea for the men who sail out six days […]

08/23/2013

This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows an olinguito. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution, Mark Gurney)

Adorable new mammal species found ‘in plain sight’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine a raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it’s hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did — until now. Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery […]

08/15/2013

Ex-Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla (AP Photo)

Argentine ex-dictator Videla dies in prison

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow Argentines in a war to eliminate “subversives,” […]

05/17/2013

Pope Francis (AP Photo)

New pope revives question: What is a ‘Latino?’

(AP) – He is being hailed with pride and wonder as the “first Latino pope,” a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the South American nation of Argentina. But for some Latinos in the United States, there’s a catch:

03/24/2013

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Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. Almost the only adversary it seemed he couldn’t beat was cancer.

03/05/2013

Michael-Buble-and-wife

Singer Michael Buble, wife expecting 1st child

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Buble has something new to sing about: becoming a father. WATCH the video posted by his wife that announced the news.

01/24/2013

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