Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico enacts law to guarantee public access to all beachesMexico has enacted a law that requires property owners to allow access through their land for the public to reach beaches that do not have access roads
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Puerto Rico shutters 911 call centers amid coronavirus casesPuerto Rico has shut down both its 911 call centers after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Will Ainsworth, center, then-Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, talks with constituents during the Public Retiree Convention at Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, Ala. Lt. Gov. Ainsworth, who has called the state mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that he tested positive for the new coronavirus. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)
Alabama lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19Alabama’s lieutenant governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19
The Associated Press7 hours ago
German arrest order for Panama Papers lawyers faces hurdleA German arrest order for two Panamanian lawyers whose firm was at the center of an international tax evasion scandal faces a substantial obstacle: Panama’s constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mexico Senate kills 109 government disaster, science funds Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party has pushed legislation through the Senate to eliminate 109 semi-independent government trust funds that finance everything from science to movie productions to disaster relief
The Associated Press8 hours ago
An Indigenous youth climbs the side of a bus during a national strike in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Workers' unions, university students, human rights defenders, and Indigenous communities held a day of protest in conjunction with a national strike across Colombia to protest against the assassinations of social leaders, in defense of the right to protest and to demand advances in health, income and employment. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Protesters in Colombia decry government pandemic responseProtesters filled a historic square in Colombia’s capital Wednesday to demonstrate against the government’s handling of a wide range of issues including the economic fallout of the pandemic and implementation of the peace accord
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Malaika Pierre, 5, walks between her mother Rose Andre Leon, left, and cousin Geraldine Pierre on the former UN base as they make their way to the Meille River to wash clothes in Mirebalais, Haiti, at sunrise Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed thousands, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for the waterborne disease. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits helpTen years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for the waterborne disease
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Sao Paulo Gov. Joao Doria speaks during a press conference after a meeting on the CoronaVac vaccine, at the National Health Surveillance Agency headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro rejected on Wednesday the announced purchase of 46 million doses of the potential vaccine being developed by a Chinese company and tested in Sao Paulo, a state governed by his political rival, prompting concern he was allowing politics to steer public health decisions. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects coronavirus vaccine from ChinaBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has overruled his own health minister on the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine being tested in Sao Paulo state
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Mexico: Wedding resulted in 100 infected with coronavirusAuthorities in Mexico say more than 100 people are believed to have been infected by the coronavirus at a wedding early this month in the northern border city of Mexicali
The Associated Press1 day ago
The damaged altar stands below a collapsed section of the vault, now shielded by a temporary metal roof, at the former San Guillermo Convent, where restoration work is underway three years after an earthquake damaged its church and adjacent cloisters, in Totolapan, Morelos state, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Experts restoring buildings and monuments here have faced every kind of challenge: how to replace a bent old steel support completely encapsulated inside a slender stone column hundreds of feet tall; how to fix foundations sunk in swampy soil; how to restore church bell towers that are central to village life. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico halfway through quake restoration of old churchesThree years after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, Mexico is still only about halfway through a titanic challenge, restoring centuries-old churches with the same ancient materials
The Associated Press1 day ago
Guatemala seeks ex-minister in relation to cash discoveryGuatemalan prosecutors are seeking the arrest of the former communications minister for ex-President Jimmy Morales after finding a connection to a house in which authorities found about $16 million in various currencies last week
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020 file photo, a teacher leads a lesson outdoors at the school Hipólito Yrigoyen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the first day since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak that in-person classes in the capital for students in their last year of primary and secondary school were restarted, but outdoors. Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin AmericaArgentina has reached a grim milestone in the pandemic, becoming the fifth country in the world to surpass 1 million coronavirus cases
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020 file photo, a teacher leads a lesson outdoors at the school Hipólito Yrigoyen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the first day since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak that in-person classes in the capital for students in their last year of primary and secondary school were restarted, but outdoors. Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin AmericaArgentina has reached a grim milestone as the nation surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases
The Associated Press2 days ago
Argentina health officials say nation has surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases, only the 5th country to do soArgentina health officials say nation has surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases, only the 5th country to do so
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico president wants US evidence against ex-defense chief Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his government will ask United States authorities to share all information about the alleged links between Mexico’s former defense secretary and drug traffickers
The Associated Press2 days ago
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