Latin America and Caribbean News

Desperate Venezuelans set sights on Colombia as worry mountsDesperate Venezuelans set sights on Colombia as their country plunges further into political and economic ruin,
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Brazil's Temer accused of diverting funds to campaignsBrazilian President Michel Temer is being accused of organizing the distribution of about $6 million of public funds into electoral campaigns
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Peru's finance minister quits over audio recordingsPeru's business-friendly finance minister has resigned amid accusations he pressured officials to approve a controversial airport project, delivering a new blow to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's efforts to boost the slowing South American economy
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Maduro promotes military in shake-up of Cabinet in VenezuelaVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is promoting several soldiers as he reshuffles his Cabinet to allow top officials to run for seats in a special assembly to rewrite the constitution
The Associated Press8 hours ago
OAS struggles to create mediation group for VenezuelaForeign ministers from throughout the Americas struggled for a third day with Venezuela's intractable political crisis
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Murders spike in Mexico, with May deadliest month in decadesGovernment crime statistics show May was Mexico's bloodiest month in at least 20 years, and homicides are up sharply in 2017 compared with last year
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Police and military death squads killed 36 in El SalvadorFederal prosecutors in El Salvador say four National Civil Police officers and 15 soldiers participated in death squads that killed 36 people
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Falklands: Red Cross exhumes Argentine troop remainsA team of forensic experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross says it has exhumed the first of 123 Argentine soldiers buried in a Falklands Island cemetery after the 1982 war with Britain
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Sao Paulo follows Rio's lead and cuts Carnival fundsSao Paulo mayor Joao Doria announced Tuesday night his decision to slash public funding for the city's annual Carnival
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Mexico says existing auto jobs safe after Ford announcementA state official in western Mexico says more than 3,400 jobs at a Ford assembly plant are safe following the company's announcement that it will shift planned production of its Focus to China
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Mexico probes spyware attacks on journalists, activistsMexican prosecutors have opened an investigation into the reported targeting of journalists, lawyers and activists with spyware sold exclusively to governments
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Mother of 2 deported to native El Salvador, despite pardonA mother of two has been deported back to her native El Salvador, despite the Virginia governor's pardon of a minor driving offense and the efforts of others
The Associated Press20 hours ago
2 Dutch journalists remain in captivity in ColombiaTwo Dutch journalists believed kidnapped by leftist rebels in a volatile region of northeastern Colombia remain in captivity as authorities vowed to secure their safe return
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico families fight, flee a surge in foreclosuresAn average of 14 families are losing their homes every day to foreclosure in Puerto Rico, more than double the rate a decade ago as the island faces a real estate crash worse than the one that sparked the Great Recession on the U.S. mainland
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former President Fernandez launches new party in ArgentinaFormer President Cristina Fernandez has returned to Argentine politics, launching a new political party and promising to resist the economic policies of her conservative successor
The Associated Press1 day ago
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