Vatican: Heart attack killed ex-envoy charged with sex abuse
Latin America & the Caribbean

Vatican: Heart attack killed ex-envoy charged with sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The former papal envoy to the Dominican Republic, who went on trial at the Holy See this summer for alleged sexual abuse of minors, died of a heart attack, according to initial autopsy results, the Vatican said Saturday. A Vatican statement indicated that laboratory results, expected in coming days, could elaborate … Continue reading

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Ex Guatemalan vice president faces bribery allegations
Latin America & the Caribbean

Ex Guatemalan vice president faces bribery allegations

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala alleged Monday that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of a customs corruption scandal that forced her from office and has shaken the government of President Otto Perez Molina. Baldetti’s appearance in court followed her arrest on Friday. Outside the courthouse, a … Continue reading

TS Erika kills four in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico
Latin America & the Caribbean / Science

TS Erika kills four in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm, which forecasters said could reach Florida as a hurricane on Monday, dumped 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain … Continue reading