Latin America and Caribbean News

Re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal aims at US Gulf coastA re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal is swirling in the southern Gulf of Mexico on a path expected to take it to the U.S. Gulf Coast along with the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America
The Associated Press14 hours ago
8 more die in Mexico from methanol-tainted liquorAt least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, after about a hundred perished in April and May from the same cause
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Mexico alleges some doctors sold false death certificatesMexico City officials say prosecutors are investigating several doctors who allegedly issued false death certificates for people who may have died of the coronavirus
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Venezuela jails 3 DirecTV executives as US firm cuts serviceVenezuelan authorities have jailed three executives of DirecTV because the U.S. company cut off its services to the South American country last month, citing U.S. sanctions against the socialist government
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Suriname finally issues vote results showing opposition winSuriname’s electoral authorities have finally announced preliminary results from the May 25 elections won by opposition parties
The Associated Press20 hours ago
3 Mexican police officers arrested for alleged beating deathAuthorities in western Mexico arrested three police officers, including the commissioner, and took over their local police department Friday in connection with the alleged beating death of a man in police custody
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Peru is running out of oxygen for COVID-19 patientsOne of the world's most abundant elements is in increasingly short supply in Peru, a center of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America
The Associated Press1 day ago
Street vendors push their fruit for sale outside Roberto Clemente baseball stadium in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, May 28, 2020. As the new coronavirus spread and economies shut across Latin America, Nicaragua stayed open _ schools, stores, concert halls, and baseball stadiums, all operating uninterrupted on orders of a government that denied the gravity of the disease.   (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A death in Nicaraguan baseball puts pandemic in public eyeThe death of 58-year-old Nicaraguan baseball coach Carlos Aranda _ himself the son of a former star of Nicaragua’s national team _ shook Nicaragua, a place where baseball is the national pastime and the government has tried to obscure the novel coronavirus’ toll
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cristobal regains tropical storm force on track to US coastA storm that appears to be headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast has regained tropical storm force while drenching southern Mexico and Central America
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's cuts in nature, archaeology budgets draws protestsMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has cut budgets for things like archaeology, nature reserves and crime victims so deeply that parts of his own government are crying foul
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anger rising in Mexico over alleged police brutality deathAs protests rock the United States over allegations of police abuses, anger is building in Mexico over its own police brutality case — a young man allegedly beaten to death after police detained him for not wearing a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico seizes 2 tons of meth, 8 tons of marijuana, fentanyl Mexican soldiers seized a huge drug stash at a house in the border city of Tijuana, including about two tons of methamphetamine, eight tons of marijuana and 131,500 pills containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico leader urges calm after jump in reported COVID deathsMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is urging the country to remain calm as Mexico registers the second straight day ofescalating coronavirus death numbers rivaling those coming out of Brazil or the United States
The Associated Press2 days ago
Jobless and homeless Venezuelan migrants camp out near the main bus terminal in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Facing travel restrictions and no work due to the economic shut down to curb COVID-19, Venezuelan migrants here are waiting for help to get home. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Stranded Venezuelans build camp in Colombia amid pandemicA growing number of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia displaced during the pandemic have set up a makeshift camp on a tree-covered patch on the outskirts of Bogota, raising fears of an outbreak
The Associated Press2 days ago
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