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Son of Stroessner-era figure expected to win Paraguay vote
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- The son of a top aide to late Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is expected to easily win Sunday's presidential election, promising to continue the country's strong economic growth with business-friendly policies....

6 countries suspend membership in UNASUR regional bloc
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- A South American bloc created a decade ago to counter U.S. influence in the region has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amid differences over who should lead the group....

2 more killed in Nicaragua social security protests: reports
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Two university student protesters were killed Friday in clashes over a social security reform pushed by President Daniel Ortega's government, according to independent media reports....

Former Mexico governor extradited to US to face drug charges
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been extradited from Italy to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud....

Raul Castro acts like he's retiring though future unclear
HAVANA (AP) -- Raul Castro was relaxed as he gave a 90-minute speech handing over the presidency to his hand-picked successor, Miguel Diaz-Canel. The 86-year-old revolutionary departed from his prepared remarks, making jokes and reminiscing about the past. He talked about his great-grandchildren....