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Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Eight people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people last weekend, Colombian authorities said....

Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital....

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....