Latin America and Caribbean News

Brazil's gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremonyAbout forty gay couples have gotten married in downtown Sao Paulo, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage.
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3 police, 1 marine killed in violent Mexico clashesMexico's federal police say three agents have been killed in an attack in the western state of Michoacan
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Brazilian president orders extradition of Cesare BattistiBrazil's President Michel Temer has ordered the extradition of an Italian communist militant convicted of murder in his home country
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An employee walks through a ransacked office of the non-governmental organization Popol Na Foundation, in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Nicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and Confidencial on Thursday, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize recordsNicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they sought the government's overthrow
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Brazil faith healer wanted by police as abuse cases mountBrazilian police are seeking to arrest a celebrity faith healer after more than 300 people came forward with allegations of sexual abuse
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A member of the Caracas media union takes a selfie backdropped by the El Nacional newspaper printing room in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper stopped publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages. El Nacional's final edition published Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela's El Nacional publishes last print editionVenezuela's last nationally circulated anti-government newspaper published its final print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages
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UN: Venezuela exodus likely to swell to 5.3 million in 2019The United Nations says the number of Venezuelans fleeing their country's economic and humanitarian crisis is expected to reach 5.3 million by the end of 2019 in what has become the largest exodus in modern Latin American history
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Official from Guatemalan foreign ministry identifies 7-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody as Jackeline CaalOfficial from Guatemalan foreign ministry identifies 7-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody as Jackeline Caal
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Dozens arrested during pro-migrant rally at U.S.-Mexico border, Venezuelan baseball players honor former major leaguers killed in car crash, River Plate fans celebrate Argentine club's championship in violence-marred competition
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Kristine Tompkins celebrates new Argentina marine parksAmerican conservationist Kristine Tompkins says the creation of Argentina's first marine national parks is a milestone that gets it close to meeting its U.N. recommended goal for 2020
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Report: Dissident rebels fuel violence in Colombia port cityA right group says dissidents from Colombia's once largest rebel movement who were unable take advantage of a peace accord or grew disenchanted with the state's weak implementation are fueling violence in areas still waiting for the benefits of peace
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Panama Canal consortium ordered to repay $847M in advancesAn international arbitration panel has ruled the Spanish-led consortium that built the expansion of the Panama Canal must repay $847 million in advances it received during the construction project
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Brazil police serve warrants in case of slain councilwomanBrazilian police say they have served several arrest, search and seizure warrants in connection with the killing of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman nine months ago
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Decorations made of El Nacional's journalists decorate a Christmas tree at the entrance of the newsroom, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Venezuela's last nationally circulated, opposition newspaper will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages, editors said Thursday. Their final edition will run Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper to cease print editionVenezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper says it will stop publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages
The Associated Press2 days ago
Colombian ex-official sentencing delayed in bribery schemeSentencing has been postponed for a former Colombian anti-corruption official who pleaded guilty to U.S. money-laundering conspiracy charges as part of a bribery scheme.
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