Latin America and Caribbean News

One year on, Brazilian city haunted by deadly dam collapse The rupture of mining company Vale’s dam remains raw in a town of 40,000 people that’s trying to lift itself up after the blow
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Bolivia's interim leader Áñez confirms candidacy in electionBolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez has announced her candidacy in the country's May 3 presidential election
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A migrant girl looks at Mexican National Guardsmen at the border crossing between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants surged onto the bridge spanning the Suchiate River, that marks the border between both countries, as Mexican security forces attempted to impede their journey north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Use of 'rescues' by Mexican migration officials criticizedMexico says it “rescued” 800 Central American migrants walking up a highway
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Brazil indigenous groups accuse Bolsonaro of racist commentIndigenous leaders in Brazil have criticized President Jair Bolsonaro for making what they describe as racist remarks
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Mexico issues arrest warrant in killing of journalist ValdézFederal prosecutors in Mexico have issued an arrest warrant for suspected drug capo Dámaso López in the 2017 killing of crusading journalist Javier Valdéz
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Fire kills 11 youths hunting animals in field in Venezuela Venezuelan authorities say 11 young people, mostly teenagers, who were hunting small animals died in a fire that swept through a sugarcane field
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in BoliviaA religious debate pitting the Bible against the Andean earth deity called the Pachamama is happening in Bolivia as the South American country navigates a future without ousted President Evo Morales
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this picture taken Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, spiritual indigenous guide Mariano Condori Flores stands outside San Francisco Church during the Three Kings Day celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia. A symbiotic relationship has formed over time and it allows Catholics and Pachamama believers to maintain both systems, Condori Flores said. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Bolivia religious debate: The Bible vs Andean earth deityA religious debate pitting the Bible against the Andean earth deity called the Pachamama is happening in Bolivia as the South American country navigates a future without ousted President Evo Morales
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Clothing left behind by Central American migrants who camped out by the Suchiate River cover the riverbank near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Mexico announced last June that it was deploying the newly formed National Guard to assist in immigration enforcement to avoid tariffs that Trump threatened on Mexican imports. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Normalcy returns to Guatemala-Mexico border after caravanSome see an end to migrant caravans after hundreds of Central Americans were hauled onto to buses by Mexican national guardsmen
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Student and labor groups call for new protests in Colombia, while Mara the elephant is prepared for her move from Argentina to a sanctuary in Brazil and Central American migrants are hauled onto buses by Mexican national guardsmen
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico sees rise in gangs, vigilantes recruiting childrenOne day after a vigilante group revealed that it was using children as young as 8 as “recruits” for armed defense patrols, Mexico's president said that drug cartels too are recruiting ever-younger kids
The Associated Press1 day ago
El Salvador holds man on charge of promoting migrant caravanIn one of the first cases of its kind, a court in El Salvador has ordered a man held pending trial on charges he promoted the formation of a migrant caravan
The Associated Press1 day ago
Crime victims march to Mexico City to protest violenceHundreds of crime victims and their relatives have begun a four-day march to Mexico City to protest a wave of killings and disappearances that left 35,588 people dead in 2019
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican National Guards stand by as detained migrants walk past, near Tapachula, Mexico, Thursday Jan. 23, 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico from Guatemala Thursday after a days-long standoff with security forces. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico's tough response to migrants doesn't stir outcryThe hundreds of Central American migrants walking north in southern Mexico have received steady media coverage in Mexico, but with sky high murders, a stagnant economy and corruption topping the national agenda, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s aggressive efforts to stop them hasn't stirred a widespread reaction
The Associated Press1 day ago
Family receives remains of 6 killed in El Salvador massacreEl Salvador's forensic institute has turned over to family members the remains of six of the more than 200 rural residents killed by soldiers in August 1982 El Calabozo massacre
The Associated Press1 day ago
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