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World: Latin America

  • 25 dead, 101 hurt in Mexico oil company blast

    3 years, 3 months ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY — An explosion at the office headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company killed 25 people and injured 101 on Thursday as it heavily damaged three floors of a building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume ...

  • More than 230 die in smoke, stampede in Brazil nightclub fire

    3 years, 3 months ago

    (AP) A fire that swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday appears to be the deadliest in more a decade. Here is a look at some of the biggest nightclub fires in the past century: • A blaze ...

  • With Olympics in mind, Rio's love hotels clean up

    3 years, 3 months ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO — One worker strips mirrored paneling off the ceiling, as another pries up the fiberglass shell of a whirlpool bath. A third man takes a sledgehammer to a life-size statue of Venus de Milo posing topless with ...

  • Gunmen kill patient inside Mexico City hospital

    3 years, 4 months ago

    (AP) Authorities say two gunmen dressed as doctors entered a hospital in Mexico City and killed a patient who was recovering from gunshot wounds.A statement from Mexico City prosecutors says Crisoforo Maldonado was killed Saturday inside the hospital where he had ...

  • Brazilian soccer star on trial for killing lover

    3 years, 5 months ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO — A former Brazilian soccer star charged with orchestrating the murder of his ex-girlfriend went on trial Monday in a case that includes allegations the young model was lured to a ranch where she was held hostage, ...

  • After Sandy, Caribbean mourns 58 dead, cleans up

    3 years, 6 months ago

    (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Caribbean death toll from Hurricane Sandy rose again sharply on Saturday, even as the storm swirled away toward the U.S. East Coast. Officials said the hurricane system has cost at least 58 lives in addition to ...

  • Amid dire forecast, Sandy a hurricane again

    3 years, 6 months ago

    (AP) SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With much of the Eastern Seaboard in the path of a rare behemoth storm, residents of the nation's most densely populated corridor contemplated whether to heed dire warnings of torrential rain, high winds and up to ...

  • Powerful earthquake reported in Costa Rica

    3 years, 7 months ago

    (AP) NOSARA, Costa Rica — A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday, collapsing some houses, blocking highways and causing panic, but officials said there was only one reported death, from a heart ...

  • Refinery explosion kills 24, injures 86 in Venezuela

    3 years, 8 months ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela — A huge explosion rocked Venezuela's biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire Saturday, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 80 others in the deadliest disaster in memory for the country's key oil industry. ...

  • 44 killed in Mexico prison riot; guards detained

    4 years, 2 months ago

    (AP) An inmate riot that may have been staged to cover a breakout killed 44 prisoners Sunday, and the jail's director and all guards on duty at the time have been detained, a security official said.Nuevo Leon state public security spokesman ...