Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern borderThe Mexican government says it is busing migrants who have applied for asylum in the United States to southern Mexico
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Women in Mexico City protest against alleged police rapesHundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke have demonstrated in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers
The Associated Press10 hours ago
El Salvador sentences gang members; murder rate droppingEl Salvador's justice minister says the country's homicide rate has fallen to about 4.4 killings a day since June, about half of 2018 levels
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Christopher Landau, the new U.S. ambassador to Mexico, delivers a statement to members of the media at the Benito Juarez International Airport, upon his arrival to Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
New US Ambassador arrives in Mexico with 'hand extended'New U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau has arrived in Mexico City to take up one of Washington's most important diplomatic posts, which has been empty for over a year
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at La Fortaleza, official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Governor Vazquez says she plans to remain in the position to help ease the U.S. territory's political turmoil and will have the flexibility to truly work for the people because she is free of all political ties or obligations. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
AP Interview: Puerto Rico governor to stay, fight corruptionAP Interview: Puerto Rico governor plans to stay, help ease political turmoil, fight corruption
The Associated Press19 hours ago
In Venezuela, young baseball players still have big dreamsVenezuela was an incubator of Major League Baseball stars such as Miguel Cabrera and Felix Hernández, but now the troubled country is struggling to showcase emerging talent
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Indigenous women protest against Brazil's president, supports of Venezuela's government chastise U.S. over sanctions, Paraguayans rail against their leader for deal with Brazil over sharing power from hydroelectric project
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrantsMexican authorities say federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz
The Associated Press1 day ago
Panama's capital City marks 500th anniversary of foundingPanama City is marking the 500th anniversary of its founding by the Spanish on Aug. 15, 1519
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend fundingBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is taking aim at Germany and Norway after they cut donations for Brazilian forestry projects in criticism of his policies, with the far-right leader saying they should focus on their own environmental problems
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bank of Mexico lowers interest rate, citing global concernsMexico's central bank says it is lowering its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point to 8%, citing slowing global economic activity and tensions including the trade war between the United States and China
The Associated Press1 day ago
Salvadoran woman accused of abortion faces retrialA young woman charged with homicide in El Salvador after delivering a baby into a toilet is on trial a second time
The Associated Press1 day ago
Attorney: Officials force-feeding immigrant on hunger strikeAn attorney for an Indian man seeking asylum in the U.S. says he has been force-fed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as they approach their third week of a hunger strike
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's Maduro battles for control of US-based refineryVenezuela's government has nullified the newly named board of the country's prized Citgo refineries in the U.S., saying opposition leaders had no right to appoint them
The Associated Press1 day ago
A U.S. flag flies at half staff on Little St. James Island, in the U. S. Virgin Islands, a property owned by Jeffrey Epstein, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Many in nearby St. Thomas are debating what should be done with the structures and even the islands themselves, even though it is unclear who would inherit Little St. James Island and neighboring Great St. James Island.  (AP Photo/Gabriel Lopez Albarran)
Epstein's Caribbean islands drawing tourists after his deathJeffrey Epstein's Caribbean islands are drawing tourists following the death of the financier in jail while facing sex trafficking charges
The Associated Press2 days ago
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