Latin America and Caribbean News

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Gunmen storm big Guatemala hospital to free gang member, another sex abuse scandal emerges in Argentina, and Brazil's top court delivers a landmark defeat for groups trying to limit land claims by indigenous communities
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Boat overturns off Haiti; 6 dead and at least 10 missingAuthorities in Haiti say at least six people drowned and about 10 are missing after a boat overturned off the northern coast
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Venezuelan Constitutional assembly delegate and Leader of Venezuela's ruling socialist party Diosdado Cabello, center, and fellow delegate Pedro Carreno, left, leaf over their papers as they leave the General Prosecutors office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Cabello is alleging that the husband and close aides of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega ran a multi million dollar extortion ring. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela Supreme Court orders dissident lawmaker's arrestVenezuela's supreme court has ordered the arrest of the ousted chief prosecutor's husband after authorities accused him of operating a $6 million extortion ring targeting businessmen in the nation's oil industry
The Associated Press12 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during his visit to the Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal in Panama City, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Panama is Pence's last stop during his week-long tour of Latin America. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Pence tours Panama Canal as he wraps up Latin America tripVice President Mike Pence will tour the newly expanded Panama Canal during a truncated trip to the country Thursday
The Associated Press12 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, and his wife Karen Pence, left, walk with Panama's Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo as they tour the Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal during in Panama City, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Panama is Pence's last stop during his week-long tour of Latin America. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
The Latest: VP Pence thanks Panama's leader for drug fightVice President Mike Pence is touring the newly-expanded Panama Canal as he wraps up a trip to Latin America
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Marist Brothers: School director admits abusing studentAn official for the Marist Brothers says the general director of an elite school founded by the order in Argentina has admitted he sexually abused a student 38 years ago
The Associated Press13 hours ago
US announces deal to export pork to ArgentinaThe United States says it has agreed to terms on a deal to export pork to Argentina for the first time in 25 years
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Tropical Storm Harvey heads toward eastern CaribbeanShops and government offices are closing early in Barbados and flights have been canceled as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches the eastern Caribbean
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Tense days for business owners without legal status in USA growing number of immigrant business owners who don't have legal residency in the U.S. are struggling to get their affairs in order amid a crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Families await remains of 37 dead in Venezuela prison clashOfficials in Venezuela are pointing fingers at each other over who's to blame for prison clashes that killed 37 people
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Video threatens Mexico columnist who covers organized crimeMexico's National Human Rights Commission is condemning a chilling video threat targeting a journalist for a national outlet and demanding an investigation
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Brazil lawyers ask high court to compel impeachment debateBrazil's bar association is asking the Supreme Court to compel lawmakers to consider more than two-dozen motions for President Michel Temer's impeachment that have stalled in the lower house
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Another suspect in large Jamaican lottery scam apprehendedAuthorities have caught another suspect in a Jamaican lottery scam accused of bilking Americans out of millions of dollars
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Indians sit the the court room as they follow their case in the Supreme Court, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Brazil's indigenous communities are protesting as the Supreme Court deliberates on the legality of President Michel Temer's plan to restrict land titles awarded to their communities. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's top court favors indigenous groups in land disputeBrazil's top court has ruled against a state that sought federal compensation for lands used to create three indigenous reserves, delivering a landmark decision seen as a defeat for groups trying to limit native land claims
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil police, troops carry out security operation near RioThousands of Brazilian police and soldiers have carried out a security operation near Rio de Janeiro as part of a crackdown aimed at curbing rising violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
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