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5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, but no damage reported
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Monday, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area....

Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Three presidential candidates formally accepted the nominations of Mexico's main political parties on Sunday, entering what is shaping up to be a crowded, six-person race to the July 1 election....

Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivian authorities said Sunday that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas canisters as initially thought....

Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator on Saturday, the same day Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission amid criticism of how he is handling the scandal....

Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed - the only known fatalities related to the quake - and 16 were injured....