Latin America and Caribbean News

Puerto Rico gov slams Trump, seeks swifter storm recoveryPuerto Rico's governor is pledging to lift the U.S. territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, employees prune marijuana plants at a Fotmer SA, greenhouse in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay. On April 24, 2019, Fotmer in Uruguay and another company in Colombia announced they will become the first to export legal medical marijuana products from Latin America to Europe, part of what the firms hope will become a growing trade. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
2 firms first to export LatAm medicinal marijuana to EuropeCompanies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Guatemala nixes presidential bid of politician nabbed in USGuatemala's electoral court has annulled the candidacy of a presidential hopeful arrested in the U.S. last week and accused of ties to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Indigenous Brazilians gather to protest outside CongressHundreds of indigenous Brazilians are gathering outside Brazilian Congress for an annual three-day campout protest known as the Free Land Encampment
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Jaguar recovery plan envisions sprawling habitat areasA plan by wildlife officials to bolster the endangered jaguar population in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico by establishing two sprawling habitat areas drew criticism Wednesday from environmental groups
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Business group: Nicaragua's economy in 'free fall'Nicaragua's leading business association says that the country's economy is in "free fall" a year after anti-government protests were violently repressed by the government and its supporters
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A Central American migrant holds his bag of bread away from another migrant, who attempts to take it away from him, before climbing on a north-bound freight train during his journey toward the US-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Just like increased U.S. border protection, Mexico's increased enforcement efforts push migrants into using more dangerous means of travel, like the freight trains running north known to them as "La Bestia". (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raidsMexican police raids that grabbed up hundreds of migrants has dissolved a caravan of some 3,000 Central Americans, leading them to look for other ways to try to get north, including hitching a ride on a freight train known as "The Beast"
The Associated Press17 hours ago
EU ambassador: Trump Cuba policy worries European companiesThe European Union's ambassador to Cuba says the Trump administration's crackdown on business with the communist government is causing unprecedented concern among European companies doing business on the island
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Central American migrant detained by Mexican immigration agents looks out from a van on the highway to Pijijiapan, Mexico, Monday, April 22, 2019. Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants on Monday, the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through Mexico last year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raidCentral American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. are fearfully recounting a frantic escape from police after hundreds were detained in a raid
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anguilla releases new details in US tourist murder caseAuthorities in Anguilla have released new details in an investigation involving a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker, a case that has caused racial tensions on a Caribbean island that caters to wealthy vacationers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da SilvaBrazil's second-highest court has reduced the sentence of incarcerated former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, opening the possibility he could be moved to house arrest later this year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuelan opposition envoy addresses OASGustavo Tarre is becoming the first non-chavista envoy from Venezuela in a generation to address the Organization of American States from the seat reserved for the South American country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bishop critical of Nicaragua's Ortega leaves for VaticanA Roman Catholic Bishop outspoken in criticizing Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has left for the Vatican after being called there indefinitely by Pope Francis
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico to demolish 16K structures damaged by MariaPuerto Rico's government says it plans to demolish 16,000 structures that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago
The Associated Press1 day ago
Authorities: Death toll rises to 30 in Colombia landslideThe death toll in a devastating landslide that flowed over homes in a small community in southwestern Colombia has risen to 30
The Associated Press2 days ago
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