Latin America and Caribbean News

Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabisUnrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Mexico: 50 bodies among remains at farm outside GuadalajaraMexican authorities say human remains found last month at a farm outside Guadalajara have been confirmed as belonging to at least 50 people
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Mexico's Treasury Secretary Arturo Herrera, left, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, second left, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center, Mexico's top trade negotiator Jesus Seade, second right, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, hold the documents after signing an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the national palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico trade negotiator: We'll never accept US 'inspectors'Mexico’s trade negotiator for North America says Mexico categorically opposes letting foreign labor inspectors operate in the country
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Nicaragua nationalizes fuel firm 2 days after US sanctionsNicaragua has nationalized a fuel distribution company two days after Washington hit it with sanctions
The Associated Press1 day ago
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, second left, acknowledges the applause as Mexico's top trade negotiator Jesus Seade, right, Mexico's Treasury Secretary Arturo Herrera, second right, and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, left, applaud after signing an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the national palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 2019.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico objects over US bill on ratifying trade pactMexico is objecting to legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress as part of an eventual ratification of the recently agreed trade deal to replace NAFTA
The Associated Press1 day ago
A naval official guards the entrance of the Faena Art Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hours after assailants trying to rob two British tourists shot and killed one of them and wounded the other, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Argentina: British tourist killed in mugging attempt Authorities in Argentina say assailants shot and killed one British tourist and wounded another while trying to rob them
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska speaks during a interview at her home in Mexico City. Poniatowska is standing by her claim that she was sexually abused in 1954 by an older colleague, now deceased novelist Juan Jose Arreola. (AP Photo/Christian Palma, File)
Mexico's most famous living author stands by sex abuse claimMexico's most famous living author is standing by her claim that she was sexually abused by an older colleague in 1954
The Associated Press2 days ago
Gang of gunmen on motorcycles kill head of Honduran prisonA gang of gunmen on motorcycles killed the director of a prison in Honduras where a key witness against the president's brother was slain in October
The Associated Press2 days ago
Brazil's women join in anthem denouncing sexual violenceBrazilian women have staged demonstrations in the capital and in Rio de Janeiro, singing a song protesting sexual violence that has become an anthem for women across Latin America
The Associated Press2 days ago
Blackwater founder Prince visited Venezuela's sanctioned VPThe Associated Press has learned that the founder of controversial security firm formerly known as Blackwater traveled to Caracas last month for a secret meeting with Venezuela's vice president
The Associated Press2 days ago
Albano Toro, who claims he received eye injuries after being shot with a shotgun by the police during the ongoing anti-government demonstrations, poses for a portrait during a protest in front of Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The United Nations released on Friday a report which stated that there have been serious violations of human rights during the repression of recent protests in Chile. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
UN official: Chilean police abused protester's human rightsThe United Nation's chief human rights agency says Chile's security forces abused protesters taking the streets in recent months
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, screens at the Isidro Menendez Judicial Center show dozens of Mara Salvatrucha gang members following court proceedings via videoconference, in San Salvador, El Salvador. A court in El Salvador has on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)
El Salvador court gives hefty sentences in mass gang trialA court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to vote on Mayan Train projectResidents of 84 municipalities in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula will vote this weekend on the government's ambitious Mayan Train project
The Associated Press2 days ago
Guatemalan congressman Juan Ramon Lau, answers questions from journalists before starting a session of Congress in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Lau is presiding over the commission that is investigation the U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission, CICIG, and said it has heard from more than 20 people who say they were victimized by CIGIC and about 40 are expected to appear before it wraps up.  (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Critics say Guatemala commission undermining anti-graft pushCritics say a congressional truth commission in Guatemala is out to discredit the work of a U.N.-sponsored investigative body that helped bring to justice hundreds of powerful people accused of corruption
The Associated Press2 days ago
Belgian carnival removed from UNESCO list over racism rowA famous Belgian carnival has been removed from the U.N.'s cultural heritage list following complaints that last year's edition contained blatant displays of anti-Semitism
The Associated Press2 days ago
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