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8 coal miners killed in Colombia from underground blast
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia....

Fireworks explosion kills 1, injures 9 in central Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- One person was killed and nine more suffered injuries when fireworks being carried in a pickup truck exploded Friday in central Mexico....

Anguish as trapped workers call for help in Peru fire
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- As the flames engulfed the room where Luis Huaman was trapped inside a warehouse in Peru's capital, he made a call to his mother in a desperate plea for help....

Chile's Bachelet asks forgiveness from indigenous Mapuche
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- President Michelle Bachelet on Friday asked for forgiveness from Chile's largest indigenous group for what she said were "errors and horrors" committed by the Chilean state over the years....

Puerto Rico governor to fight proposed furloughs, cuts
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that he will go to court to fight a federal control board's call to cut a public pension system by 10 percent, furlough tens of thousands of government workers and eliminate Christmas bonuses....