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BC-AP Americas Digest

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GLOBAL FINANCE

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create immediate hardship for Greece" and damage the world economy. By Martin Crutsinger and Paul Wiseman.

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COLOMBIA-PEACE TALKS

BOGOTA, Colombia -- President Juan Manual Santos delivers a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping. By Joshua Goodman.

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GUATEMALA-DICTATOR'S DAUGHTER

GUATEMALA CITY -- The daughter of Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator facing charges of genocide for massacres committed during his 1982-83 regime, is running for president of Guatemala. By Sonia Perez D.

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OBAMA-TOUGH TALK

WASHINGTON -- Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully calling them out by name. By Jim Kuhnhenn.

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VATICAN-CUBA

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican says. By Nicole Winfield.

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BUSINESS & FINANCE:

UNITED STATES-TRADE

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama defends his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." By Laurie Kellman.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

COLOMBIA-GARCIA MARQUEZ

BOGOTA, Colombia -- From hundreds of public readings in Mexico to an exhibit in Bogota displaying the typewriter off which flew the pages of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez honor the Nobel laureate on the one-year anniversary of his death. By Jacobo Garcia.

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SABADO GIGANTE

MIAMI -- The Univision network says "Sabado Gigante," television's longest-running variety show, will have its final broadcast next September and end a 53-run hosted by the Chilean entertainer known as Don Francisco. By Gisela Salomon.

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CANADA-ROBIN WILLIAMS DOCUMENTARY

TORONTO -- Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he was a star on the stand-up comedy circuit in the 1980s. The political satirist Will Durst had the unenviable task of following Williams on stage when he debuted at a legendary stand-up club in San Francisco. The two comedians are the focus of "3 Still Standing," a new documentary featured this month at Toronto's Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival. The film is one of Williams' last appearances on screen. By Charmaine Noronha.

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SPORTS:

RIO 2016-DEAD FISH

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The head of the Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee promises the venue for rowing and canoeing will be safe despite a massive fish die-off in the small lake that will host the events. By Stephen Wade.

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Updated : 2021-09-23 11:38 GMT+08:00