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Puerto Rico won't make $370 million in debt payments Monday
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory's spiraling public debt crisis....

Colombia deports man called Peru's most-wanted drug criminal
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian police on Sunday announced the capture of an alleged dangerous drug lord described as Peru's most-wanted criminal....

Neighbors deny rescue of quake-buried man in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuadorean news media say relatives, neighbors and a nurse are denying reports that a 72-year-old man had been buried in his quake-damaged house for two weeks before being rescued....

Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation....

Argentina's big unions join to protest layoffs, inflation
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office in December....