Latin America and Caribbean News

Tropical Storm Daniel weakens far off Mexico coastTropical Storm Daniel has begun to weaken while still far off Mexico's western coast, and it's projected to move farther out to sea
The Associated Press1 hour ago
General strike shuts down Argentine capitalA strike led by Argentina's largest union confederation has shut down much of the country's capital _ freezing public transportation, airlines, ports, schools, banks and government offices
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mexican state detains, disarms town's entire police forceState police have detained and disarmed the entire police force of a town in western Mexico where a mayoral candidate was killed last week
The Associated Press2 hours ago
US VP to focus on Venezuela in 3rd trip to Latin AmericaU.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America to focus convincing region to further isolate Venezuela
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Incan festival pays homage to sun across AndesAP PHOTOS: When the South American winter approaches and the sun's daily jaunt across the sky becomes increasingly short, the people of the Andes offer a festival of music, dance and sacrifices in hopes of being granted a plentiful harvest
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Mexico's Anaya hopes to narrow gap in presidential raceWith just a week before Mexico's presidential election, young, conservative candidate Ricardo Anaya is banking on pragmatic vote-switchers to close a large gap between him and the populist front-runner
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Tropical Storm Daniel forms far off Mexico's Pacific coastTropical Storm Daniel has formed well off Mexico's Pacific coast, and forecasters say it is heading out to sea and poses no threat to land
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Top Mexico presidential candidate vows to undo school reformFive years after Mexico passed education reforms aimed at improving student performance, the candidate favored to win the presidency July 1 is threatening to scrap them and start over
The Associated Press1 day ago
Violence claims more lives in Nicaragua as unrest continuesA fresh wave of violence and repression has swept Nicaragua and claimed at least seven lives as international criticism mounts against the government
The Associated Press1 day ago
Activists rally at New York facility housing immigrant kidsPoliticians, religious leaders and community activists have gathered for a rally outside a facility used to process immigrant children separated from their parents at the border and bused from Texas to New York
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thousands of soccer fans and Gay Pride revelers converge on Mexico City’s Angel of Independence on Reforma Avenue, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Soccer fans were celebrating Mexico’s victory over Korea in today’s World Cup soccer match as they met the massive Gay Pride Parade marching towards down town Mexico City. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebrationSoccer fans converged around Mexico's Angel of Independence monument to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup, mingling with an annual gay pride parade in a country that has been reprimanded for homophobic slurs during soccer matches.
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Thursday, June 21 photo, released by the National Security Ministry shows fake World Cup trophies stuffed with cocaine, and the product itself on display next to the trophies, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The ministry said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in the fake World Cup trophies. The so-called "Narcos de la Copa" took advantage of the global merchandising boom generated by the soccer tournament to move the drug without raising suspicions. (National Security Ministry via AP)
Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicasThe security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies.
The Associated Press2 days ago
Colombia closer to identifying kidnapped press workersColombian authorities said they are 99 percent sure they have successfully identified the bodies of three Ecuadorean press workers kidnapped in a restless border region
The Associated Press2 days ago
Soldiers patrol the Chapeu Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Many Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Many Brazilians look to military amid anger at politiciansMany Brazilians look to the military amid anger at politicians, believing only the armed forces can root out corruption and put Latin America's largest nation back on track
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in VenezuelaA U.N. report says the rule of law in Venezuela is quickly eroding as officials allow government security forces to kill citizens without any apparent consequences
The Associated Press2 days ago
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