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Ecuador electoral body formally orders presidential runoff
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador's electoral commission has formally ruled that a runoff election will be needed to choose a successor for socialist President Rafael Correa....

Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang war
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) -- Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system....

Brazil's foreign minister resigns due to medical reasons
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's foreign minister resigned from his post Wednesday night, citing undisclosed medical reasons....

Cuban dissidents honor OAS secretary-general denied entry
HAVANA (AP) -- A group of Cuban dissidents on Wednesday recognized the secretary-general of the Organization of American States for defending human rights in their country even though the government denied him entry to attend the ceremony....

Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration....