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Moderate earthquake rattles southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A moderate earthquake has shaken the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries....

Panama Canal installs final lock gate as part of expansion
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- The Panama Canal is installing the last of 16 giant lock gates that are a key part of the waterway's multibillion-dollar expansion....

Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian....

AP PHOTOS: Peruvian community lives half-year on the water
BELEN, Peru (AP) -- Residents of the Peruvian Amazon community nicknamed "Venice of the Jungle" live half the year on the water, with canoes replacing motorcycle taxis as the most popular form of transport. Teenagers swim in the same areas where they played soccer during the other six months of the year....

Colombia's health ministry seeks to halt coca spraying
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombias Health Ministry is recommending the immediate suspension of aerial spraying of a herbicide thats the cornerstone of U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops....