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Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities are hosting a big bash Sunday to inaugurate newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping....

Brazil police seek charges in bike path collapse
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian police are asking prosecutors to file charges against 14 people in connection with the deaths of two men in the April collapse of an elevated bike path that was heralded as a top legacy project of Rio de Janeiro's Olympics....

Mexico: 3 police officers shot dead while eating at market
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities in southern Mexico say three Federal Police officers were shot dead at a market in an attack that also wounded two civilians....

Young Colombians look ahead to a peace they've never known
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Carlos Ordonez has no idea what peace looks like since his town has been under constant threat from rebels for as long as he remembers....

A look at what's next in the Colombian peace process
A cease-fire and disarmament agreement between Colombia's government and the country's biggest leftist rebel group has put the South American nation on the threshold of ending a five-decade war. Here are some of the remaining hurdles:...