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  • Iran urged to halt executions for alcohol consumption

     
    Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to scrap the death penalty for citizens convicted of drinking alcohol following reports that the nation's judiciary has upheld two such sentences. The watchdog called on Iranian authorities to end capital punishment for...
  • U.S. officials say China is reducing purchases of Iranian oil

     
    China has fallen in line with Western efforts to cut back purchases of Iranian oil and will be spared economic punishment threatened under a new round of U.S. sanctions, Obama administration officials said this week....
  • Passengers, flight crew in China foil hijack attempt, police say

     
    Passengers and flight crew helped foil a hijacking attempt Friday in the restive Chinese province of Xinjiang, the official New China News Agency said, citing police....
  • U.N.: Colombian coca and cocaine production shows little change

     
    A U.N. survey indicates Colombia's coca leaf and cocaine production didn't change much in 2011, while comparisons with Peru will have to wait until August....
  • Temporary refuge for migrants in Mexico also under threat

     
    For years, conflict has simmered and spiked between residents of a town outside Mexico City and the Central American migrants who have taken refuge there, a stop along their route northward. Tultitlan has seen thousands of often bedraggled migrants...
  • White House: Peru displaces Colombia as top cocaine producer

     
    Peru has regained its former distinction as the world’s top cocaine producer, according to an annual White House report issued Monday that said Colombia’s output fell sharply last year, putting the former leader in third place behind Bolivia.....
  • Mexican retailer lashes out at losing presidential candidate

     
    Soriana, one of Mexico's largest retailers, has been unwillingly dragged into the hullabaloo over just how dirty Mexico's recent presidential election was, and now they're yelling "ya basta!" -- enough already -- and accusing the runner-up of promoting...
  • Singer Chavela Vargas 'had the public at her feet'

     
    The sense of sadness over Chavela Vargas' death seems almost odd. The singer, who passed away on Sunday in Cuernavaca, lived to be 93, surviving many contemporaries from decades ago when Vargas wore men’s clothes, smoked, and carried a pistol in...
  • Indian Maoists release Italian hostage after nearly a month

     
    Italian hostage Maoist India: Italian hostage released by Maoists in India after nearly a month in captivity....
  • Peru ministers resign over antidrug sweep

     
    Peru's ministers of interior and defense resign after coming under criticism for a monthly anti drugs sweep that left 10 police and soldiers dead....
  • The Global Garden: Yacon, Peruvian sweet root

     
    To some gardeners, it's yacon. To others, Peruvian sweet root. Still others call it Peruvian ground apple, a tuberous crop that can grow to huge proportions....
  • Peru miners rescued; kidnappers hold gas-field workers

     
    Nine Peruvian miners trapped for six days in the collapse of a copper mine were rescued Wednesday, most walking out under their own power and wearing sunglasses against the light....