Latin America and Caribbean News

Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartelsBlood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income but also violent cartels
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Brazil Congress passes landmark overhaul of pension systemBrazil's Senate has given final congressional approval to an overhaul of Brazil's pension system, capping years of stalled efforts to sway public opinion and rein in unsustainable government spending on retirement
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Son of Brazil's Bolsonaro gives up on being ambassador to USThe son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given up on being appointed as his country's ambassador to the United States
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Anti-government protesters march against early presidential election results in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. International election monitors expressed concern over Bolivia's presidential election process Tuesday after an oddly delayed official quick count showed President Evo Morales near an outright first-round victory — even as a more formal tally tended to show him heading for a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Protests, uncertainty over possible Morales win in BoliviaInternational election monitors are expressing concern over Bolivia's presidential election process after an oddly delayed official quick count showed President Evo Morales near an outright first-round victory
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Demonstrators challenge an armored police vehicle spraying teargas during an anti-government march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Unrest began last week when a rise in subway fares led to student protests, but then spread nationwide, fueled by frustration among many Chileans who feel they have note shared in the economic advances in one of Latin America’s wealthiest nations.(AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Death toll rises to 15 as violence wracks Chile for 5th dayRioting, arson attacks and violent clashes are wracking Chile for a fifth day, as the government raises the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Venezuelan lawmaker stripped of protection in power struggleLawmakers loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro have stripped the legal protections of an opposition politician, exposing him to potential criminal prosecution amid a struggle for control of the crisis-torn nation
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mexico passes reforms aimed at combatting obesityMexico's Senate has passed changes to the health law aimed at reducing the country's obesity crisis by requiring warning labels on processed foods with high levels of sugar, saturated fat, sodium and calories
The Associated Press5 hours ago
North Mexico city of Culiacan cleans up after cartel fightResidents of the northern Mexico city of Culiacan are trying to get back to their routines five days after the Sinaloa drug cartel sowed terror throughout the city
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflationIn socialist Venezuela, where residents have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, drivers have started paying to fill up their tank with small gifts as inflation soars
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is running for a fourth term, rally outside the Supreme Electoral Court where election ballots are being counted in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A sudden halt in release of presidential election returns led to confusion and protests in Bolivia on Monday as opponents suggested officials were trying to help Morales avoid a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Rioting erupts as Bolivia says Morales near outright winBolivia's electoral authority has announced that President Evo Morales is close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader's opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count
The Associated Press1 day ago
Plaza Italia is empty after a curfew went into effect, after another day of demonstrations triggered by an increase in subway fares in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted police in Chile's capital on Monday, continuing disturbances that have left at least 11 dead. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
More violent clashes in Chile as many line up for foodProtesters are defying an emergency decree and confronting police in Chile's capital, continuing violent clashes, arson and looting that have left at least 12 dead and led the president to say the country is "at war."
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil sending more troops in oil spill clean-upBrazil's vice president says 5,000 more troops will be dispatched to help clean up oil polluting the nation's northeastern coast
The Associated Press1 day ago
Famed Peru restaurant pays price for special 'ladies' menu'A famed restaurant in Peru's capital is learning an expensive lesson when it comes to giving women menus that don't include prices
The Associated Press1 day ago
Haiti: Gunshots wound 7 men setting up protest roadblockHaitian police said seven young men were shot and wounded early Monday as they set up a roadblock as part of protests in the southern city of Jacmel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexicans debate whether government right to free capo's sonMexicans appear divided over whether the government did the right thing in releasing a drug kingpin's son after his supporters shot up the northern city of Culiacán
The Associated Press1 day ago
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