Latin America and Caribbean News

Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violenceThe homeless population in Rio de Janeiro has skyrocketed, leading to tensions that city officials are scrambling to address
The Associated Press4 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Editors' picks for best of 2017 from Latin American and the Caribbean
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mom of Utah man jailed in Venezuela airs tape on his healthThe mother of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela for nearly 1½ years is circulating a new audio recording of her son talking about how he's suffering without medical care
The Associated Press5 hours ago
US says WTO losing focus on trade, becoming litigation groupThe United States is accusing the World Trade Organization of losing its focus on trade and "becoming a litigation-centered organization."
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Mexico City arrests man over building collapse's in quakeMexico City prosecutors say they have arrested a man who signed off on an apparently faulty construction project that collapsed in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake of Sept. 19 and killed two women
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Brazilian who pushed abortion debate ends pregnancy abroadWoman who pushed abortion debate in Brazil ends her pregnancy in Colombia
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Honduran authorities allege 5 lawmakers diverted fundsAuthorities in Honduras are accusing five federal lawmakers of diverting public funds to their own use
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 photo, supporters of opposition mayoral candidate Yon Goicoechea wait for the start of a campaign rally, in Caracas, Venezuela. Still bruising from a shock defeat in recent gubernatorial races, the opposition is limping into Sunday’s vote deeply divided, with three of the four biggest parties in the Democratic Unity coalition boycotting the race altogether. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela president's threat to ban opposition draws rebuffOpposition parties in Venezuela won't be bullied out of participating in future elections, a leading anti-government politician said Monday, rejecting threats a day earlier by socialist President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UN visits Puerto Rico to assess help for hurricane victimsA United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights met Monday with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as complaints grow about the U.S. government's response to a Category 4 storm
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Honduras' electoral court finds results 'consistent'Honduras' electoral court has finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes and says results are "extremely consistent" with original data for the presidential election two weeks earlier
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Early returns say socialists sweep big citiesVenezuela's ruling socialist party has swept most state capitals and major cities in Sunday's mayoral elections that were boycotted by several opposition parties
The Associated Press1 day ago
Voting counting begins in Venezuela's mayoral electionsVote counting has begun in mayoral elections across Venezuela that pitted candidates backed by socialist President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in gubernatorial contests earlier in the year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pablo Escobar's hit man Popeye accused of violating paroleColombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major drug trafficker
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico conservative party chief resigns, eyes presidency bidThe head of Mexico's conservative National Action Party has presented his resignation, positioning himself to run for president as the candidate of a left-right coalition
The Associated Press2 days ago
Venezuela opposition heads splintered into mayoral electionsMany anti-government candidates in Venezuela are getting cold receptions in campaign stops as the deeply divided opposition limps into Sunday's nationwide municipal elections
The Associated Press2 days ago
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