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AP PHOTOS: Fidel Castro's birthplace sees rise in visitors
BIRAN, Cuba (AP) -- At the end of a dirt road lined with fields of sugar cane, royal palms and tropical fruit trees, a cluster of wooden houses painted in brilliant yellow, blue and white draws thousands of Cuban and international tourists a year. It's the birthplace of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and his brother, President Raul Castro....

Puerto Rico faces historic default as rescue bill approved
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico faced a historic default Friday as the U.S. territory prepared to enter unchartered waters under the guidance of a newly enacted federal control board to oversee the island's finances amid a dire economic crisis....

Properties of ex-Argentine leader Fernandez raided in probe
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Authorities on Thursday raided several properties owned by former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez as part of an investigation into possible illegal enrichment during her time in office....

Amid crisis, support grows for Puerto Rico statehood
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Porfirio Guerrero has grown increasingly frustrated as a decade-long recession has sapped business from his tailor shop in the Puerto Rican capital. He now feels the only way for the island to recover is to become a full-fledged part of the United States, a sentiment that is gaining force in the territory....

Mexican woman gets birth certificate at 117, dies
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A 117-year-old woman in Mexico City finally received her birth certificate, and died a few hours later....