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Brazil Muslims Back Probe of 10 for Terror Suspicions

Sheikh Jihad Hassan Hammadeh, president of the Ethics Committee of the Sao Paulo-based National Union of Islamic Entities, speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Sheikh Jihad Hassan Hammadeh, president of the Ethics Committee of the Sao Paulo-based National Union of Islamic Entities, speaks during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO—Brazil’s Islamic community supports police actions against a group of people suspected of planning attacks during the Olympics as long as the investigations are...




  • Venezuelans cross the Simon Bolivar bridge linking San Antonio del Tachira, in Venezuela with Cucuta, Colombia, to buy basic supplies on July 16, 2016. Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into the Colombian city of Cucuta to buy food and medicine, taking advantage of another brief opening in the border that's been closed nearly a year. Caracas authorized the temporary opening a week after some 35,000 Venezuelans poured across the border during a 12-hour opening of the pedestrian bridge. (George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images)

    Thousands of Venezuelans Enter Colombia for Food, Medicine

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  • Florencia Kirchner, daughter of Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez, casts her vote during elections in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, on Oct. 25, 2015. An Argentine prosecutor asked on Friday, July 15, 2016, a local court to seize the more than $4.6 million from the bank safe deposit boxes belonging to the 26-year-old Kirchner, as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering. (AP Photo/Francisco Munoz, File)

    Argentine Judge Orders Cash Seized From Ex-president Fernandez’s Daughter

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—A judge on Friday ordered the seizure of more than $4.6 million from a bank safe deposit box belonging to former President Cristina... Read more

  • A black condor eats a dead alligator floating in the Paraguay river, 
in  Corumba,  gateway  to  the  Pantanal,  a  stunning  biodiversity  
sanctuary which extends through Brazil and eastern Paraguay. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Drought Kills Paraguay’s Thirsty Alligators

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  • Aerial view of Maracana and Maracanazinho with six months to go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on February 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

    Amid Economic and Political Crisis, Rio Olympics Run 51 Percent Over Budget

    With the opening ceremony less than a month away, Brazil’s Olympic Games have a cost overrun of $1.6 billion, according to a new study. The... Read more

  • Police officers and firemen welcome passengers with a banner reading "Welcome to Hell" and other slogans as they protest against the government for delay in their salary payments at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 4, 2016. The Police has been mounting street protests since last week, saying that they have not been fully paid for months as Rio state's budget hovers on the edge of bankruptcy. Earlier this month, the state authorities in Rio declared "state of public calamity "about a major crisis budget in order to release emergency funds to finance the Olympic Games due to start in August. / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rio Police Protest at Airport: ‘Welcome to Hell,’ Tell Tourists ‘Rio de Janeiro Will Not Be Safe’

    With just a month until the Rio Olympics, the city’s first responders are protesting, saying they will not be able to protect tourists. Gathering early... Read more

  • Tourists walk among the ruins of the Machu Picchu citadel, Peru, on July 6, 2011. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

    German Tourist Falls to Death Posing for Photo at Machu Picchu

    LIMA, Peru  — Authorities in Peru say a German tourist plunged to his death in a deep Andean ravine while posing for a photo in... Read more

  • Reserve soldiers stand on a truck during a presentation to the press at the Central Square in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 14, 2016, as part of extraordinary security measures to dismantle gangs. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

    El Salvador, Deadliest Nation in 2015, Sees Lull in Violence

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador—After becoming the world’s murder capital last year and posting an equally bloody start to 2016, this violence-torn Central American nation has... Read more

  • People surf at Ipanema Beach on the Day of the Dead on Nov. 2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilians often mark the traditional Latin American holiday by visiting loved ones’ graves, while the Zombie Walk on nearby Copacabana Beach offered a modern twist. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Latest Rio Problems: Body Parts Found on the Beach

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Police attempts to recapture a drug trafficker who escaped from a Brazilian hospital have led to more than a week of... Read more

  • Mexican President Enrique Pen–a Nieto (L), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President of the United States Barack Obama arrive to the North American Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on June 29, 2016. (Blair Gable)

    Three Amigos Push Togetherness in Face of Anti-Globalizaton

    OTTAWA—In the face of rising anti-globalization, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States firmly stated that the best way forward is together. In... Read more

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi shows his dejection after being defeated by Chile in the Copa America Centenario final in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, on June 26, (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

    Even Argentina’s President Called Messi to Encourage Him to Stay on the Team

    It seems Argentina isn’t ready to imagine life without Messi yet. Argentinians are imploring soccer star Lionel Messi to stay with the national team—even President Mauricio Macri. Soccer... Read more

  • An Argentine gets tickets for the Olympic games at the Shopping Leblon mall in Rio de Janeiro on June 20. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Headaches Over Ticket Buying for Rio Olympics, Prices Vary Wildly

    Tickets for the Rio Olympic Games this summer are still available and are the cheapest since Beijing in 2008, but the buying process has been grueling... Read more

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi shows his dejection after being defeated by Chile in the Copa America Centenario final in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, on June 26, 2016. (Nelson AlmeidaA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Social Media Erupts as Lionel Messi Says He Will Retire

    After missing a penalty kick and losing the Copa America final at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on June 26, soccer superstar Lionel Messi... Read more

  • General view of the Future Arena during the International Handball Tournament - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Olympic Park on April 29, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

    World Anti-Doping Agency Suspends Rio Drug Testing Lab 6 Weeks Before Olympics

    The 2016 Rio Olympics can’t seem to catch a break. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has shut down Rio’s drug testing lab just weeks before... Read more

  • People celebrate the agreement between Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and Colombia's government, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombians Cheer Deal Putting Them on Verge of Peace Accord

    BOGOTA, Colombia—Colombians cried and hugged as the leaders of their government and the country’s biggest rebel group signed a cease-fire and disarmament deal moving their... Read more

  • An American Jaguar strolls through its enclosure at Bratislava's Zoo on November 13, 2014. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jaguar Used in Olympic Torch Relay Shot and Killed

    SAO PAULO—A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier,... Read more

  • Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2016 in Medellin, Colombia, June 16, 2016. (World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell)

    Building a New Argentina

    MEDELLIN, Colombia—After almost six months in office, the honeymoon between the international community and the new Argentine president Mauricio Macri isn’t over. In fact, it... Read more


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