Latin America
Two dead in US shopping mall shooting
Gunman opens fire on his wife and another victim before turning the gun on himself at a Florida shopping mall

Chile ends Pinochet era electoral system
New system will allow greater female representation and more senators and deputies in the legislature

Colombian guerrillas declare intention to keep cease-fire
FARC guerrillas say they will break unilateral cease-fire with the government only if attacked

Ukraine prepares to join NATO: Ambassador
Ukrainian armed forces are being funded, trained and equipped for eventual NATO membership, Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey says.

Russian government unable to support the ruble
Ruble loses 6 percent on the dollar on Monday; on Tuesday, ruble drops as low as 63.45 to the US currency

Vatican: Mexico most dangerous country for priests
Three priests, one religious man and one seminarian were killed in Mexico in 2014 The archbishop of the violent state of Guerrero said Friday that the responsibility to quell violence in Mexico lies with Mexican because of the failure…

Second vigilante leader surrenders in Mexican murders case
The leaders of two rival self-defense groups have surrendered in connection to a gunfight that left 11 dead earlier this month

Colombia slow to respond to chikungunya outbreak, says report
Federal and local health secretaries are cited for inefficient responses and inadequate supplies of medicine

Thousands evacuated in Philippines' 'last storm'
Forecasters predict Tropical Storm Seniang Seniang will be last of cyclone season