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Weakened Odile heads toward US; tourists evacuated
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward Arizona and a new storm loomed to the south....

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction
SAO PAULO (AP) -- More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba....

AP PHOTOS: Citizen patrols help police in Bolivia
EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) -- The women and men march in formation across a local school yard on weekends, training as citizen volunteers in this city's fight against crime....

Venezuelan protesters discuss explosives in video
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Two Venezuelan activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a video that purportedly shows them discussing plans to stockpile weapons and launch attacks on government targets in apparent attempt to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's rule....

FARC rebel ambush kills 7 police in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's police chief says leftist rebels have killed seven police officers and injured five in an ambush in the country's northwest....