Latin America and Caribbean News

Amazon land grabbers assail ecotourism paradise in BrazilBrazil’s Alter do Chao, a sleepy village that blends rainforest and beaches, bet on tourism and scored big
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pompeo finishes Latin America tour with focus on VenezuelaU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up a tour of four South American countries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Peru’s president survives impeachment vote amidst COVID-19 turmoilPeru’s president survives impeachment vote amidst COVID-19 turmoil
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican intellectuals claim freedom of expression threatenedMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denies his administration has hurt freedom of expression, as claimed this week in an open letter signed by hundreds of people, including dozens of well-known intellectuals
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City. The Mexico City prosecutor's office said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, it has requested a sentence of 57 years in prison for the owner and director of the elementary school who has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter. The school collapse killed 26 people in the devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake. (AP Photo/Carlos Cisneros, File)
Mexico City school owner convicted in 2017 collapse The owner of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during the 2017 earthquake has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter
The Associated Press2 days ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks as Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo looks on during a press conference at the Boa Vista Air Base in Roraima, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The stop in Brazil is part of Pompeo’s three-day visit of his South American tour. (Bruno Mancinelle/Pool via AP)
Pompeo visits Guyana hoping to shore up support on VenezuelaU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has visited the small nation of Guyana looking to shore up support for Trump administration efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and build ties with the booming oil producer
The Associated Press2 days ago
National Guard troops equipped with riot gear stand guard at Las Pilas dam, two days after withdrawing from the nearby Boquilla dam after clashing with hundreds of farmers, in Camargo, Chihuahua State, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he regretted the killing of a woman and the wounding of her husband following a Tuesday clash between National Guard troops and farmers over water. (AP Photo Christian Chavez)
Mexico official: Woman's death at water protest was accidentThe commander of Mexico's National Guard says the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water protest in northern Mexico earlier this month was “a regrettable accident.”
The Associated Press2 days ago
Passengers have their temperature measured before boarding a humanitarian flight to Canada at the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Authorities are preparing for the reopening of the airport on Friday as part of the gradual reopening of the country's borders by allowing national flights and some duly authorized international flights. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Guatemalan president tests positive for new coronavirusGuatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - This undated photo provided on Jan. 24, 2020 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows some of over 165 pounds (75 kilograms) of suspected methamphetamine seized after smugglers tried to float it across the border from Nogales, Mexico, by roping together dozens of packages and sending them through an underground drainage tunnel into Arizona, according to federal officials. The Mexican Defense Department announced on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, that seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, but progress against another big Mexican export to the U.S. market _ methamphetamines _ is slower.  (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)
Mexico sees fentanyl seizures up 465%, denies making drugMexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, but progress against the other big Mexican export to the U.S. market _ methamphetamines _ is slower
The Associated Press2 days ago
AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press2 days ago
Police stand guard outside Congress in Lima, Peru, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Peru president survives impeachment vote amid virus turmoilPeruvian President Martín Vizcarra has easily survived an impeachment vote after opposition lawmakers failed to garner enough support to oust the leader as the country copes with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bolivia's acting leader drops out of presidential electionInterim President Jeanine Áñez is dropping out of Bolivia’s presidential election scheduled for Oct. 18, saying she wants to avoid dividing the votes of people who oppose returning the party of ex-leader Evo Morales to power
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rings the bell as he gives the annual independence shout from the balcony of the National Palace to kick off subdued Independence Day celebrations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at the Zocalo in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Instead of the throngs of supporters who pack the Zocalo in a typical year, this Independence Day the president faced an empty plaza as he gave the traditional "Grito de Dolores," which commemorates the 1810 call to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico skirts U.S. criticism of anti-drug enforcement Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador says his government will respond “softly, softly”and with “love and peace” to the finding by the U.S. administration that Mexico needs to do more to stop drug trafficking
The Associated Press2 days ago
A man wearing a mask and face shield to curb the spread of the new coronavirus walks in front of the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. A high Peruvian court rejected a request by President Martín Vizcarra Thursday to halt impeachment proceedings being pushed by opposition lawmakers who contend he tried to cover up ties with a controversial ally. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Peru high court rejects request to halt impeachment hearing A high Peruvian court rejected a request by President Martín Vizcarra Thursday to halt impeachment proceedings being pushed by opposition lawmakers who contend he tried to cover up ties with a controversial ally
The Associated Press3 days ago
Mexico catches American smuggling in 13,000 rounds of ammoThe Mexican government says it has caught a U.S. citizen trying to smuggling 13,000 rounds of ammunition at a border crossing in Nogales, across the border from Nogales Arizona
The Associated Press3 days ago
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