Latin America and Caribbean News

Border gunbattles leave 11 dead in northern MexicoMexican officials say a running series of gunbattles left at least 11 people dead in the northern border state of Tamauilpas
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ex-Guatemalan president says he's innocent in graft caseFormer Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has told a judge he is innocent of the corruption charges against him
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Media members listen to the President of Venezuelan National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena announcing that the candidates for the ruling socialist party have won a majority of the 23 governors' offices up for grabs in regional elections at opposition headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct 15, 2017. Pro-government electoral council president Tibisay Lucena says opposition candidates won just five of 22 races where the results are considered irreversible. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election lossVenezuela's opposition is blaming irregularities that began the moment regional elections were called to explain a staggering loss in gubernatorial contests it had expected to win
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Venezuela opposition insists vote had problemsVenezuela's opposition is standing by its assertion that numerous irregularities were committed during regional voting for 23 governors, an election contest that the National Electoral Council says ruling party candidates won soundly
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after MariaDamage from Hurricane Maria is letting raw sewage pour into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico, forcing people without running water to bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams
The Associated Press8 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Thousands in Puerto Rico shelters after hurricaneAP PHOTOS: Arden Dragoni and his family lost everything when Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, and are sharing a classroom with another family at school turned into a shelter _ some of 5,000 people forced to live in temporary refuges across the island
The Associated Press1 day ago
A woman shades her face with voting instructions as she waits in line outside a polling station to cast her ballot during regional elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Elections could tilt a majority of the states' 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule, though the government says the newly elected governors will be subordinate to a pro-government assembly. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela officials: Ruling party wins most governorshipsVenezuela's National Electoral Council says candidates for the socialist movement founded by the late President Hugo Chavez have won nearly all of the 23 governorships up for grabs in Sunday's regional elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
Voters ride a bus arranged by the opposition that transports voters to new polling stations during regional elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Elections could tilt a majority of the states' 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule, though the government says the newly elected governors will be subordinate to a pro-government assembly. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
The Latest: Venezuela ruling party wins most governor racesVenezuela's National Electoral Council says candidates for the ruling socialist party have won a majority of the 23 governors' offices up for grabs in Sunday's regional elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela officials say ruling party wins majority of 23 governors' offices in pivotal electionsVenezuela officials say ruling party wins majority of 23 governors' offices in pivotal elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
Leftist leader, relatives slain in southern MexicoAuthorities in southern Mexico say attackers have killed and burned a regional leftist leader, along with his wife, 94-year-old mother-in-law and driver
The Associated Press1 day ago
Things to know about Venezuela's elections for governorsThings to know about Venezuelans choosing governors in all 23 states Sunday, voting that will be a key test for President Nicolas Maduro's embattled administration
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 photo, Puerto Rican National Guard deliver food and water, brought via helicopter, to residents of Morovis, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. President Donald Trump criticized hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in a series of tweets Thursday, Oct. 12, saying the government can't keep federal aid there "forever." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Puerto Rico raises Hurricane Maria death toll to 48Authorities in Puerto Rico have raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria by 3 to 48 based on a review of medical records
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican ex-governor could be extradition targetAuthorities in a Mexican border state have asked their federal counterparts to keep them informed about the possibility of extradition to the United States of a former governor arrested last week
The Associated Press3 days ago
Guatemala genocide trial resumes for ex-dictator Rios MonttThe genocide trial of former Guatemala dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt has resumed behind closed doors as the 90-year-old retired general faces charges related to the killing of 1,771 Ixil Indians during his brief time in power
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana, part of the series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks.   (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
'Star Wars' fantasy? Cubans doubt US sonic attacks claimsA bizarre string of attacks on diplomats in Havana has sent U.S. relations with Cuba to their lowest level in decades. In the city where the attacks occurred over the last year, few people believe a word of it.
The Associated Press3 days ago
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