Latin America and Caribbean News

Maduro: Gas prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglersVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says some of the world's cheapest gasoline that his country's drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Ex-Gitmo detainee now selling sweets in Uruguay capitalOne of the men formerly held at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp has opened a sweets stand in the Uruguayan capital
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Argentina's Fernandez denies charges in corruption caseFormer Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is denying any wrongdoing following recent accusations that she was responsible for a corruption scheme involving public works contracts
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FEMA says it didn't treat Puerto Ricans differentlyFEMA says it didn't handle housing vouchers for displaced residents of Puerto Rico any differently from those of displaced Texas and Florida residents after last year's hurricanes
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this July 14, 2018 file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis addresses a press conference at the Ministry of Defense in Olso, Norway. Mattis said Sunday, Aug. 12 he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about what the Pentagon's space problem is before recommending a way to fix it. (Jim Watson/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Pentagon chief Mattis defends his reversal on Space ForceU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he's satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space
The Associated Press1 day ago
Amnesty urges Cuba to allow access to detained dissidentAmnesty International says the leader of one of Cuba's largest dissident groups has been held incommunicado for a week in the eastern part of the country
The Associated Press3 days ago
Prosecutors seek to lift Guatemala president's immunityGuatemalan prosecutors and a U.N.-backed anti-graft commission are seeking for a third time to have President Jimmy Morales's immunity of office lifted so they can investigate him for possible illicit electoral financing
The Associated Press3 days ago
Eco-terror defendant arrested in Cuba after 12 years on runAuthorities say a former Seattle man wanted in connection with an eco-terrorism conspiracy dating back two decades has been arrested in Cuba
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this July 25, 2018 photo, a graffiti that that reads in Spanish "We demand justice" is written on a wall outside El Chipote detention center in Managua, Nicaragua. Many of those detained during the recent protests and clashes against the government of President Daniel Ortega have been interned in El Chipote. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in NicaraguaArbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua as government cracks down on unrest
The Associated Press3 days ago
Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in NicaraguaArbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua as government cracks down on unrest
The Associated Press3 days ago
Colombia peace tribunal summons ex-soldiers for youth deathsFourteen former soldiers are being summoned by Colombia's special peace tribunals for the murder of five young men who were abducted in 2008 and later presented as rebel casualties
The Associated Press3 days ago
Venezuelan officials release video from jailed lawmakerVenezuelan officials have released a videotaped statement from an opposition lawmaker accused of having a role in an assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press3 days ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Argentine senators reject legalization of abortion, Venezuela's president escapes what his government calls an assassination attempt, Colombia's youngest-ever elected president takes office
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, gas prices are posted at the Citgo gas station in Philadelphia. A Canadian gold mining company on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 won the right to go after Venezuela's prized U.S.-based oil refineries and collect $1.4 billion it lost in a decade-old take-over by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Judge: Canadian firm can go after Venezuela's US refineriesA Canadian gold mining firm has won the right to go after Venezuela's U.S.-based oil refineries to collect $1.4 billion that it lost in a take-over by the late-President Hugo Chavez
The Associated Press4 days ago
Brazil's presidential debate held - without Da SilvaBrazilian presidential candidates took part on Thursday of the first debate before October's elections, but poll leader and jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was not allowed to join
The Associated Press4 days ago
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