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Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment....

Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit
HAVANA (AP) -- Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits....

AP PHOTOS: Fragments of shattered lives after Ecuador quake
PEDERNALES, Ecuador (AP) -- The dreams, plans and even the lives of hundreds of families were shattered in one moment - 6:58 p.m. on April 16 - when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked the central coast of Ecuador....

US official visits Haiti to assess progress toward elections
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti arrived in the troubled Caribbean nation Thursday seeking to help resolve a political standoff that has left elections in limbo....

Venezuela congress votes to censure food czar amid shortages
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress voted Thursday to censure the country's food minister amid widespread shortages....