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Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis....

Nicaragua electoral authority unseats opposition lawmakers
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaragua's top electoral authority decimated the country's political opposition on Friday by unseating practically all of its remaining lawmakers in congress as President Daniel Ortega prepares to seek a third term....

Former Brazilian President Silva to stand trial
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras, clearing the way for one of the country's best-known political figures to stand trial....

Brazil's acting president "ready" for jeers at Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil's acting President Michel Temer says he is ready to be jeered during the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games next week....

Colombian official says some 1,300 Cubans stranded in town
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government ombudsman's office says that nearly 1,300 Cubans who hope to make their way to the United States are stranded in miserable conditions near the Panamanian border....