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Mexico journalist seeking refuge in capital never felt safe
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Everything was fine as of 2:13 p.m. Friday....

16 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Sixteen Colombian police officers died Tuesday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed while taking part in a manhunt for the nation's most-wanted drug trafficker, the second deadly air accident affecting the U.S.-trained military in less than a week....

Brazil mining company dumps sand and clay into river
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian environmental authorities suspended a mining company's operations in Rio de Janeiro state after a retention dike broke, sending sand and clay into an unpolluted river that flows into Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailing events will be held next year....

LGBT Jamaicans holding first gay pride celebration on island
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica's LGBT community is holding its first gay pride celebration, a weeklong observance that was previously almost unthinkable in a Caribbean country long described as the one of the globe's most hostile places to homosexuality....

Argentine authorities lure whale from Buenos Aires marina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentine authorities have successfully guided a whale out of the marina of a glitzy area in Buenos Aires and hope that it will now return to sea....