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Uruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program....

Relatives criticize Mexico's new number on missing
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Relatives of people missing in Mexico blasted authorities Wednesday as seemingly more interested in manipulating the data on the disappeared than on conducting thorough investigations....

Labor protest disrupts Argentine capital
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36-hour strike....

New police force sent to Mexican town near capital
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The first assignment for members of a new police force created to combat crimes affecting industry, farms and businesses is Valle de Bravo, a chic resort town near Mexico City that has seen a recent spate of kidnappings, an official said Tuesday....

Ecuadoran police sentenced for attack on president
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010....