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Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain early Monday whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival....

Prosecutors say malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks andáprotruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti's largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shrouded beneath a plastic tarp....

Bomb explodes by Colombia bull ring, injuring 26
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A homemade bomb exploded near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, injuring two dozen police officers and two civilians, Colombian authorities said....

Mexico: 5 dead bodies dumped along highway in Veracruz state
XALAPA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities say the dead bodies of five men were dumped along a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz....

Colombia's FARC rebels complete move to demobilization areas
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Officials say roughly 6,900 members Colombia's largest rebel group have arrived in special transition zones to begin disarming, completing a key step in a revised peace deal that seeks to end more than five decades of armed conflict....