Latin America and Caribbean News

Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquakeThousands have been unable to return to apartment buildings severely damaged by last month's earthquake and many say they haven't received promised financial aid to find new housing, leaving many staying with relatives, in hotels or even in tents
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Body of missing protester may have been found in ArgentinaArgentine investigators say they believe they have discovered the body of an indigenous rights activist whose disappearance prompted large protests
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Guatemala court overturns warning to UN officialA Guatemalan court has ordered the foreign ministry to withdraw an admonition warning the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs" of the country
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Venezuela opposition governors boycott swearing in ceremonyVenezuela's opposition boycotted a swearing-in ceremony held by the nation's all-powerful constitutional assembly Wednesday following a contested vote for governors handily won by ruling party candidates
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Chile sentences 35 dictatorship agents for disappearanceA judge in Chile is sentencing 35 former agents of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's feared secret police for the kidnapping, detention and forced disappearance of a pregnant woman in 1976
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Sao Paulo schools to augment meals with processed pelletsBrazil's biggest city will begin augmenting meals for children with pellets made of reprocessed food items that were close to expiration
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Report: Excessive force used against Mexican protestersMexico's National Human Rights Commission says a poorly planned and executed police operation to remove a highway roadblock by protesters led to a chaotic confrontation in which six civilians were killed
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from stormPuerto Rico schools are still closed nearly a month after Hurricane Maria, and students are waiting for life to return to normal
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Guatemala extends UN anti-corruption official's visaThe Guatemalan government has renewed the visa of the U.N. anti-corruption commissioner but instructed him to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs" of the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil's Senate confronts court, returns suspended lawmakerBrazil's Senate rejects Supreme Court decision, returns suspended lawmaker to his post
The Associated Press1 day ago
Greenpeace plane crashes in northern Brazil killing 1Greenpeace says a small plane carrying five people crashed in Brazil's Amazon rain forest, killing one
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuelan president rejects opposition election fraud claimVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting opposition claims that a recent election for governors was shrouded in fraud
The Associated Press1 day ago
Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second timeA Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a flight to her native country as ordered by immigration authorities
The Associated Press1 day ago
Investigation: Mexican governor took cows meant for farmersA Mexican anti-corruption nonprofit says that most of a shipment of New Zealand cows destined for small ranchers in Chihuahua state instead wound up on the ranch of the then-governor
The Associated Press1 day ago
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 Press1 day ago
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