BC-AP Americas Digest
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton has jumped back into presidential politics, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White House in 2016 with a promise to serve as the “champion” of everyday Americans in a country with growing income inequality.
SAO PAULO — Nationwide demonstrations calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff swept Brazil for the second day in less than a month, though turnout at Sunday’s protests appeared down, prompting questions about the future of the movement. By Stan Lehman and Adriana Gomez Licon.
MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio is gathering his strongest supporters in Miami for a flashy political rally expected to serve as his launch into the 2016 Republican presidential race.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is protesting an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet last week, calling it “unsafe and unprofessional” amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow.
MEXICO CITY — Mexican marines and police have arrested a man authorities describe as a leading cocaine trafficker for Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, authorities say.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican teenager has been detained in the South American country of Suriname on suspicion of being a would-be militant hoping to join Islamic extremists. By David McFadden.
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti — The veins of gold thought to lie under a swath of northern Haiti will stay there for now as three mining projects have been scrapped because the government couldn’t get mining regulations enacted. By Ben Fox. 1,100 words, photos.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is finding stern challenges at home to his foreign policy, facing hard sells to skeptics over U.S. breakthroughs on Iran and now Cuba.