Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue highMexico’s coronavirus outbreak has risen by about 6,740 newly confirmed cases for a second straight day, while 654 deaths raised the country's total to almost 30,000, the sixth-highest highest in the world
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mexican soldiers kill 12 gunmen in city on border with TexasMexico's military says soldiers patrolling in the border city of Nuevo Laredo across from Texas came under fire from drug cartel gunmen, then killed 12 of their attackers in a gunbattle
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater cavesExperts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in the narrow, twisting labyrinths of now-submerged sinkhole caves
The Associated Press14 hours ago
2 tremors shake Puerto Rico, latest in series of quakesTwo strong earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico, but there have been no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. territory since late December
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009, file photo, former hostages, from left, Tom Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell pose for a portrait in New York. The American defense contractors held for years by leftist rebels in Colombia moved closer to collecting on a $318 million judgment against their former captors after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal by a sanctioned Venezuelan businessman whose assets they were seeking to claim. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
US victims of FARC rebels win claim to Venezuelan's fortuneThree American defense contractors held for five years by leftist rebels in Colombia have moved closer to collecting on a $318 million judgment against their former captors
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press1 day ago
Paraguay controls coronavirus, while its neighbors struggleNearby South American countries are grappling with uncontrolled spread of the novel coronavirus, but Paraguay appears to be controlling the disease
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's top human rights official says she was threatenedThe head of Mexico's governmental human rights commission says she has received threatening telephone calls, text messages and social media postings
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brazil network ends Rio soccer deal over new Bolsonaro ruleBrazil’s TV Globo has terminated its contract with Rio de Janeiro state’s local soccer body after powerhouse club Flamengo broadcast a home match using the team’s YouTube account under a new federal rule
The Associated Press1 day ago
Martin Rodriguez controls the ball during an amateur soccer match at the Play Futbol 5 local club in Pergamino, Argentina, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. In order to continue playing amid government restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the club divided its soccer field into 12 rectangles to mark limited areas for each player, keeping them from making physical contact. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Human foosball: New form of soccer developed for pandemicSoccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rosa Alba Santoyo is embraced by a woman giving her condolences the day after she lost three of her adult children in an attack on the drug rehabilitation center where they were being treated, at her home in Irapuato, Mexico, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Gunmen burst into the drug rehabilitation center and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Death toll rises to 26 in Mexican drug rehab center attackThe killing of 26 people in an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico is the deadliest such attack in a decade and has led to calls for change in a prosperous state that has become a cartel battleground
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mother of UN rights chief Bachelet dies in ChileThe mother of U.N. human rights chief and former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has died at age 93
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolivia tries to hold elections amid pandemic, risking chaosThe long deserted streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests as the government tries to resolve a political crisis in the middle of a pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first wordsThe coronavirus death toll in Brazil keeps rising and among the dead is a little girl named Vitoria Gabrielle from a working class Rio de Janeiro neighborhood
The Associated Press2 days ago
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