Latin America and Caribbean News

Fire kills 11 youths hunting animals in field in Venezuela Venezuelan authorities say 11 young people, mostly teenagers, who were hunting small animals died in a fire that swept through a sugarcane field
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in BoliviaA religious debate pitting the Bible against the Andean earth deity called the Pachamama is happening in Bolivia as the South American country navigates a future without ousted President Evo Morales
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this picture taken Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, spiritual indigenous guide Mariano Condori Flores stands outside San Francisco Church during the Three Kings Day celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia. A symbiotic relationship has formed over time and it allows Catholics and Pachamama believers to maintain both systems, Condori Flores said. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Bolivia religious debate: The Bible vs Andean earth deityA religious debate pitting the Bible against the Andean earth deity called the Pachamama is happening in Bolivia as the South American country navigates a future without ousted President Evo Morales
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Clothing left behind by Central American migrants who camped out by the Suchiate River cover the riverbank near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Mexico announced last June that it was deploying the newly formed National Guard to assist in immigration enforcement to avoid tariffs that Trump threatened on Mexican imports. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Normalcy returns to Guatemala-Mexico border after caravanSome see an end to migrant caravans after hundreds of Central Americans were hauled onto to buses by Mexican national guardsmen
The Associated Press14 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Student and labor groups call for new protests in Colombia, while Mara the elephant is prepared for her move from Argentina to a sanctuary in Brazil and Central American migrants are hauled onto buses by Mexican national guardsmen
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Mexico sees rise in gangs, vigilantes recruiting childrenOne day after a vigilante group revealed that it was using children as young as 8 as “recruits” for armed defense patrols, Mexico's president said that drug cartels too are recruiting ever-younger kids
The Associated Press15 hours ago
El Salvador holds man on charge of promoting migrant caravanIn one of the first cases of its kind, a court in El Salvador has ordered a man held pending trial on charges he promoted the formation of a migrant caravan
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Crime victims march to Mexico City to protest violenceHundreds of crime victims and their relatives have begun a four-day march to Mexico City to protest a wave of killings and disappearances that left 35,588 people dead in 2019
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Mexican National Guards stand by as detained migrants walk past, near Tapachula, Mexico, Thursday Jan. 23, 2020. Hundreds of Central American migrants crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico from Guatemala Thursday after a days-long standoff with security forces. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico's tough response to migrants doesn't stir outcryThe hundreds of Central American migrants walking north in southern Mexico have received steady media coverage in Mexico, but with sky high murders, a stagnant economy and corruption topping the national agenda, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s aggressive efforts to stop them hasn't stirred a widespread reaction
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Family receives remains of 6 killed in El Salvador massacreEl Salvador's forensic institute has turned over to family members the remains of six of the more than 200 rural residents killed by soldiers in August 1982 El Calabozo massacre
The Associated Press21 hours ago
People join a protest organized by Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez of Calle 13 over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Protesters demanded the ouster of Gov. Wanda Vázquez. The sign reads in Spanish "For an abusive government, a combative people." (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Ricans protest in anger over unused emergency aidHundreds of people have joined a protest organized by Puerto Rico singer René Pérez of Calle 13 fame in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the island's former governor last year
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, Jhon Viafara of Colombia's Junior de Barranquilla celebrates after scoring against Brazil's Gremio during a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Barranquilla, Colombia. The former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team was extradited on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges.  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
Colombia soccer star extradited to US on trafficking chargesA former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team has been extradited to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Guatemalan minister hid in Colombia ambassador's homeGuatemalan authorities say a former economy minister is on the run again after hiding out for 24 hours in the home of Colombia's ambassador to the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Honduran migrant Alexander David, 21, poses for a portrait at a temporary shelter set up by authorities for migrants arriving to Tecun Uman, Guatemala on the border with Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. David, from the Atlantic coast of Honduras in La Ceiba, said he is traveling with three neighbors and has never had a formal job, but used to work on a banana farm. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Mexican guardsmen break up migrant caravan along highwayEight hundred Central American migrants have been hauled onto to buses by Mexican national guardsmen and immigration agents after crossing into the country early Thursday and walking for hours along a rural highway
The Associated Press1 day ago
Vigilante group in Mexico presents armed troop of childrenA vigilante group in southern Mexico has publicly displayed a troop of 19 armed, masked children who have been recruited to act as “community police
The Associated Press1 day ago
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