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Mexico weighs house arrest for aged drug lord
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's government is studying a request to place imprisoned 86-year-old drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo under house arrest, an official said Saturday....

El Salvador looks for new 'national reconciliation' law
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's president says he has begun talks with political parties on a new "national reconciliation" law after the Supreme Court overturned an amnesty covering crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war....

Peru's jailed former President Alberto Fujimori seeks pardon
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peru's jailed former President Alberto Fujimori has filed a new request for a pardon, less than a week before the country's next president takes office, the government said Saturday....

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader awaits appeal ruling
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Jailed opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez angrily denounced Venezuela's government on Saturday at an appeals hearing that his supporters are hopeful will overturn a nearly 14-year sentence for inciting violence....

Brazil police arrest man suspected of Olympics attack plans
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Authorities have arrested another man suspected of belonging to a group that allegedly discussed carrying out attacks during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Saturday....