Latin America and Caribbean News

Bolsonaro defends 200 days in power amid criticismBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is defending his administration's first 200 days in power amid mounting criticism around issues ranging from the environment to nepotism
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
El Salvador judge orders new charges for El Mozote massacreA Salvadoran judge has ruled that 17 former members of the country's military will also face charges of torture, forced disappearance and forced displacement related to the 1981 El Mozote massacre
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Mexico attends thousands of unaccompanied migrant minorsMexico's National Migration Institute says child protection officials have assisted since December more than 10,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them from Central America
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Puerto Ricans try to forge movement to oust governorPuerto Ricans are waging a far-flung effort to forge a sustainable protest movement to turn Gov. Ricardo Rosselló out of office
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Ecuador has first same-sex marriage, following court rulingA lesbian couple has married in Ecuador in the first same-sex wedding since a landmark ruling last month by the country's highest court
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangersFor the 1,800 or so asylum seekers and migrants currently stuck in Nuevo Laredo waiting for a chance at refuge in the United States, fear is palpable and stories of harrowing experiences are common.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Argentina acts against Hezbollah, blamed for terror attacksArgentina's government has branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and frozen its assets
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Circle K Mexico apologizes for "sexist" Secretary Day adCircle K Mexico is apologizing for an advertisement on "Secretary Day" that promoted a deal on chocolate, red wine and condoms
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Mexican to seek return of "Chapo" Guzman's drug moneyMexico's president says he will use legal channels to try to get the fortune of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman returned to Mexico
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Burglars rob Puerto Rico police station of guns, ammunitionPuerto Rico's police department says somebody has broken into a police station and stolen weapons on the southern part of the U.S. territory
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Singer Ricky Martin speaks to the crowd, accompanied by Puerto Rican rapper Rene Juan Perez known by his stage name of Residente and Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, known by his stage name Bad Bunny (with flag) in front of the Puerto Rican Capitol, before a protest march against governor Ricardo Rosello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resignThousands of people in Puerto Rico have marched to the governor's residence in San Juan, carrying the U.S. territory's flag and chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologistsMexico's president cutting budgets for all, from athletes to archaeologists
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lawyer to be Mexico's first body builder at Pan Am GamesCarlos Suárez will be the first Mexican to participate in the body-building competition at the Pan American Games and he spends six hours each day getting his body in peak shape, on top of his responsibilities as a workers' rights lawyer and law professor
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrant children sleep on a mattress on the floor of the AMAR migrant shelter in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Asylum-seekers grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policyAsylum-seekers gathered on Mexico's border with the United States are confused and anxious over a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro: Make South America Great AgainBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is urging his South American colleagues to borrow a slogan from America's Donald Trump and focus on making their own nations great rather than emphasizing regional brotherhood
The Associated Press1 day ago
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