Previously, only labs that processed coca into cocaine had been found in Mexico - not plantations. The seizure of 1,639 coca plants raises concerns that it could be a test of the viability of reducing dependence on South American suppliers.
President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday proposed to give Muslims in the south the ability to run their own government under their own flag, part of a peace plan aimed at ending a four-decade rebellion that has killed 150,000 people.
Kerry's trip marks the first high-level US meeting with newly sworn-in Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and it aimed to symbolize the Obama administration's support for Iraq nearly three years after US troops left the war-torn country.
As evidence of the July 17 aviation disaster that killed all 298 people on board remained exposed to the elements, investigators hundreds of miles away in the Netherlands released a preliminary report that left key questions unanswered.
An explosion tore through a restaurant in an underground shopping mall in Santiago, Chile Monday. At least 14 people were reported injured. This attack was the 29th bomb explosion in the capital city this year.
Haitian businesswoman Carolyn Desert was crowned Miss Haiti 2014 on Sunday. Desert, a freelance writer and the owner of a Mexican restaurant in the upscale Petionville district of Port-au-Prince, was a favorite from the beginning.