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BC-AP Americas Digest

October 12, 2014

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DRUG CARTELS-MONEY LAUNDERING

CHULA VISTA, California — For a company booking $12 million in annual sales importing snacks from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc. was oddly quiet. There were no signs outside; its warehouse was almost empty. Prosecutors say there was a reason for the anonymity: The business was laundering money from Mexican drug traffickers. By Elliot Spagat. AP Photos.

With: DRUG CARTELS-MONEY LAUNDERING-GLANCE.

BOLIVIA ELECTIONS

EL ALTO, Bolivia — President Evo Morales appears headed to an unprecedented third term in elections Sunday on the strength of the economic and political stability the coca growers’ union leader has brought to a country whose commodities’ wealth he has spread around. AP Photos.

POLICE SHOOTINGS-MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS — A weekend of peaceful daytime protests and nightly police standoffs is expected to continue Sunday as organizers prepare for a wave of resistance they anticipate will lead to widespread, intentional arrests. AP Photos.

HAITI-DUVALIER FUNERAL

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hundreds of people attend the funeral of former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, displaying lingering respect for a man who was widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power. By Evens Sanon and Danica Coto. AP Photos.

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GLOBAL FINANCE

WASHINGTON — World financial leaders are pledging to act boldly to give a weak and uneven global recovery some momentum, but they have often fallen short in the past when trying to follow through on their promises. AP Photos.

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