Latin America and Caribbean News

Venezuela's misery doesn't even spare the dead in MaracaiboMuch of Venezuela is in a state of decay and abandonment. In Maracaibo, the misery is particularly acute.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Screeners find 6 smoke grenades in airline passenger's bagTransportation Security Administration screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport discovered six smoke grenades in a passenger's carry-on bag as he attempted to board a flight to the Dominican Republic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mexico's crackdown on migrants sends some heading southMexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory is showing some bite as some people turn around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials say they will target human smuggling rings
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Venezuela's Guaidó grapples with case of alleged corruptionVenezuela's opposition comes under scrutiny for a case in which two activists allegedly misappropriated funds designated to help Venezuelan security forces who deserted
The Associated Press12 hours ago
An employee uses a payment device in a coffee shop still affected by the power outage, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, June 17, 2019. As lights turned back on across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a massive blackout that hit tens of millions people, authorities were still largely in the dark about what caused the collapse of the interconnected grid and were tallying the damage from the unforeseen disaster. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
Blackout in South America raises questions about power gridThe huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - This April 12, 2018 file photo shows the Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian construction giant filed for bankruptcy protection to restructure $13 billion in debt on Monday, June 17, 2019, worn down after spending five years at the center of one of the world’s largest corruption investigations. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
Brazil's Odebrecht files for bankruptcy protectionBrazilian construction giant Odebrecht is filing for bankruptcy protection to restructure $13 billion in debt, according to a statement from the company
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Cartel ex-boss 'La Tuta' sentenced to 55 years in MexicoMexican authorities say former Knights Templar cartel boss Servando Gómez has been sentenced to 55 years in prison
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention centerWitnesses say Mexico's Siglo XXI immigration holding facility is home to overcrowding, filthy conditions and abuse, emblematic of how the country has already been struggling to cope with a migratory surge even as it cracks down further under U.S. pressure
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Ecuador: US military could use Galápagos island for flightsA plan by Ecuador to let the U.S. military use a Galápagos island for aircraft on anti-drug trafficking flights is drawing criticism
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Alejandro Giammattei, presidential candidate of the Vamos Party, speaks at a news conference during general elections in Guatemala City, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Early results in the presidential election point to Sandra Torres, of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, in the lead in a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential raceA former first lady has emerged as the top vote-getter in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, but she will have to compete in an August runoff to determine the next leader of the Central American nation
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Florida woman becomes US citizen at age 103A South Florida woman has become a U.S. citizen at the age of 103. A Miami-Dade County commissioner in a statement says Andrea Joseph took the oath of citizenship on Friday, just a few months shy of her 104th birthday
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Election officials start counting votes after polls closed during general elections in Guatemala City, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Guatemalans are voting for their next president in elections plagued by widespread disillusion and distrust, and as thousands of their compatriots flee poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Early results: Businesswoman ahead in Guatemalan electionEarly results in Guatemala's Sunday presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead for a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
A boy repacks chickens more densely, to be loaded onto inner tube and plank rafts and taken across the Suchiate River to Guatemala, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Saturday, June 15, 2019. A free flow of goods and people crossing by raft has fueled the economy on both sides of the river as long as residents can remember, and many worry that the arrival of the National Guard could hurt business. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flowMexican authorities stepped up revisions along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cars drive through an unlit street during a blackout in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June. 16, 2019. A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South AmericaA massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid
The Associated Press1 day ago
Technicians of Edenor electricity company stand under the rain as they work to fix a generator during a blackout in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
The Latest: Argentine state news agency: power 90% restoredArgentina's state news agency says that most of the nation's grid is back up and running
The Associated Press1 day ago
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