Latin America and Caribbean News

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza gives a news conference at his office moments after he met with European Union Ambassador to Venezuela Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa to give her a letter of "persona non grata," and giving her 72 hours to leave the country, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The meeting was called after the EU sanctioned an additional 19 Venezuelans for "undermining democracy and the rule of law" in Venezuela and the National Assembly declared the EU ambassador "persona non grata." (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Sanctions prompt Venezuela to expel head of EU delegationVenezuela’s government has ordered the expulsion of the head of the European Union delegation in the South American nation following the bloc’s decision to impose sanctions on several Venezuelan officials accused of undermining democracy or violating human rights
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Brazil's Bolsonaro visits Amazon jungle state hit by floodsBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is visiting the northern state of Acre, in the Amazon rainforest, where several cities have been hit by floods
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Honduran children migrant play at the Pan de Vida shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of the Trump administration's signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Asylum seekers rush to register for US border processingIn the first five days since the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden began to process the thousands of asylum seekers waiting in Mexico, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees registered 12,000 people
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Tear gas rises from parts of Turi jail where an inmate riot broke out in Cuenca, Ecuador, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Deadly riots broke out in prisons in three cities across the country due to fights between rival gangs, according to police. (AP Photo/Marcelo Suquilanda)
Number of inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots rises to 79The number of inmates who have died in riots at multiple prisons in Ecuador this week has increased to 79 after authorities regained control of the facilities in three cities
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FILE - In this July 27, 2020 file photo, a soldier stands guard inside the former Mexican presidential plane during a media tour following the daily, morning press conference of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. López Obrador’s quixotic bid to sell off the presidential jet has now stretched into its third year in 2021, with no sign of a buyer in sight. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Mexico bid to sell presidential jet stretches into 3rd yearMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's quixotic bid to sell off the presidential jet has now stretched into its third year, with no sign of a buyer
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Mexican prosecutor denies political charges against governorMexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero has denied that corruption accusations against the opposition governor of the border state of Tamaulipas are politically motivated, but did not specify what is behind the case
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Prosecutors target Mexican border state governorMexico’s federal Attorney General’s Office has asked Congress to remove legal immunity from the governor of the border state of Tamaulipas so he could face potential charges of organized crime and other offenses
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Brazil's Petrobras calls meeting to elect Bolsonaro allyBoard members of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras are paving the way for approval of a retired general with no industry experience to take the helm of the state-controlled company
The Associated Press19 hours ago
A relative of an inmate grabs a fence outside the Centro de Privación de Libertad Zona 8 prison where riots broke out in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Deadly riots broke out in prisons in three cities across the country due to fights between rival gangs, according to police. (AP Photo/Angel Dejesus)
Authorities: Prison riots in Ecuador leave 62 deadAuthorities in Ecuador say 62 people have died in riots at prisons in three cities as a result of fights between rival gangs and an escape attempt
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks to the reporters as he leaves a meeting at the Organization of American States, in Washington.  Newly proposed U.S. legislation introduced Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, targets Orlando Hernandez as allegations of ties to drug trafficking grow. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Proposed US legislation would target Honduras presidentNewly proposed U.S. legislation targets Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández as allegations of ties to drug trafficking grow
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - This June 10, 2019 file photo shows activists who have received death threats displaying the names of killed leftist activists as part of an art installation by Colombia artist Doris Salcedo at Plaza Bolivar in downtown Bogota, Colombia. Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia, File)
UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian activistsAssassinations of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report
The Associated Press1 day ago
CHANGES NAME TO ARGENTINE FOREIGN MINISTER FELIPE SOLA - Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola arrives at the Old Town Hall to meet with Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez is on an official visit to Mexico.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexican president says Mexico doing better than US on virusMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico's per capita death rate is probably higher and the country has vaccinated less than 1% of its population
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico rejects key deal with creditors to reduce debtPuerto Rico’s governor has announced that a federal control board reached a key deal that would reduce the U.S. territory’s overall debt by nearly 80%, but that his administration is rejecting amid concerns about cuts to the island’s crumbling public pension system
The Associated Press1 day ago
Guatemalans outraged by fake COVID-19 testsLawmakers and rights official in Guatemala are calling for an investigation into 30,000 fake COVID-19 tests that were bought by public health officials
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Mexican president defends costly pet building projectsMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has lashed out at audits of some his pet infrastructure projects by the country's equivalent of the congressional office of management and budget
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