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Search continues for 2 inside massive Guatemala sinkhole

VILLA NUEVA, Guatemala (AP) — Search efforts continued Monday for a mother and daughter who disappeared when their vehicle was swallowed by a massive sinkhole in Guatemala.The girl’s father was rescued Sunday from the hole in Villa Nueva, southwest of the capital, along with three other people.

Navy bribery fugitive ‘Fat Leonard’ seeks Venezuelan asylum

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard" who orchestrated a huge bribery scheme involving dozens of U.S. Navy officials, has requested asylum in Venezuela, a law enforcement official said Monday, nearly a week after he was captured in the South American country.

Cuba approves same-sex marriage in unusual referendum

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law” code that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist Party-governed island.

Cuban voters agree to same-sex marriage

With over 66% votes in favor, Cubans have approved through a referendum the introduction of same-sex marriage and other novelties, the Electoral Council announced Monday. The agency also considered the trend to be "irreversible." Cuban President Miguel Díaz Canel said that

Police raid in Rio favela leaves at least 3 dead

At least three people were killed Monday during a police raid at a Rio de Janeiro favela when law enforcement officers clashed with drug traffickers in the northern area of Brazil's former capital city where dozens of schools were closed. An injured suspect was also

Wallace praises Truss as UK ups military spending

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has announced that the government of Prime Minister Liz Truss intends to increase military spending up to to 3% of the country's Gross Domestic Product, per the Conservative leader's campaign promises, it was reported.

Boat sinks in Galapagos, killing at least 4 people

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Four people have died, including a U.S. citizen, in the sinking of a passenger boat in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuadorian authorities said Monday.Prosecutors said they were investigating the sinking of the vessel known as the Angy that covered a route between Isabela Island and the town of Puerto Ayora.

Venezuela rejects UN report detailing torture, rights abuses

GENEVA (AP) — Venezuela's government on Monday rejected a report by independent experts working with the United Nations’ top human rights body who alleged President Nicolas Maduro had personally ordered the detention of government opponents, who endured electric shocks, asphyxiation and other cruel acts while in custody.