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Brazil's Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate's ouster vote
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- On what could prove to be her last day as Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense of her time leading Latin America's most populous nation, warning senators that ousting her would hurt a young democracy while defiantly promising to go down fighting in what many see as a losing battle....

The Latest: President's impeachment trial resumes in Brazil
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- The Latest on Senate proceedings in the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):...

3 men in line for Brazilian presidency accused of corruption
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on corruption in the ranks of Brazil's lawmakers. Watchdog groups say about 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for wrongdoing or are facing corruption charges, including the three men in line to replace Rousseff if she is removed from office....

LatAm diplomats urge US to change policy on Cuban migrants
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- The foreign ministers of nine countries in Central and South America are calling for changes in U.S. immigration policy that encourages a flow of Cuban migrants, who in recent months have flooded into the region on their way north to the United States....

Permanent cease-fire takes effect in Colombia under accord
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A permanent cease-fire took effect in Colombia on Monday, a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group....