Latin America and Caribbean News

Bolivia tries to hold elections amid pandemic, risking chaosThe long deserted streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests as the government tries to resolve a political crisis in the middle of a pandemic
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first wordsThe coronavirus death toll in Brazil keeps rising and among the dead is a little girl named Vitoria Gabrielle from a working class Rio de Janeiro neighborhood
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Members of the national guard walk near an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Mexico, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after gunmen burst into the facility and opened fire. More than 20 people were killed and several were wounded in the attack, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)
24 shot to death in attack on drug rehab center in MexicoMexican authorities say gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding sevenMexican authorities say gunmen burst into a drug rehab center and opened fire, killing 24 people and wounding seven
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mexico reopening uneven, as virus cases continue highMexico City's reopening is varying widely, with some people wearing face masks and keeping their distance, while others jostle in crowded streets
The Associated Press17 hours ago
TV reporter, cameraman shot to death in northern HondurasA television reporter and a cameraman have been shot to death in La Ceiba, a town on Honduras’ northern Caribbean coast that has been wracked by gang violence in the past
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Mexican president marks 2nd anniversary amid virus, violenceMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has celebrated the second anniversary of his July 1, 2018 election victory amid some of he toughest circumstances in modern Mexican history
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Venezuela calls congressional elections amid political fightVenezuelan officials are calling for congressional elections to be held on the first Sunday in December
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Mexican soldiers seize $2.7 million in cash from US vehicleMexican soldiers have seized almost $2.7 million in cash stuffed into suitcases in the back of an SUV entering Mexico from the United States
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Graves dot the Cristo el Salvador cemetery at Villa el Salvador on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Peruvians fill streets as lockdown ends despite infectionsBlocks-long lines have formed at food markets, bus stops and shopping centers in Peru’s capital as people leave their homes en masse to go to work or shop as a 106-day coronavirus lockdown ends in many parts of the country
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador throws the first pitch at the inauguration of the Alfredo Harp Helu Stadium, the new home of Los Diablos Rojos baseball team, in Mexico City. Mexican Baseball League announced the cancellation of the 2020 season Wednesday, July 1, the first time in 95 years a whole season had been canceled. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Mexico cancels baseball season, marathon because of pandemicFor the first time in almost a century, Mexico has cancelled its professional baseball season
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern BrazilA cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, a new budget that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for one year as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
Puerto Rico board approves $10B budget as resignations loomA federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances has approved a new budget that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for one year as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chief of Epidemiology Sergio Magdaleno Oseguera gets help putting on his protective gear as he prepares to enter the women's ward at a COVID-19 hospital in Military Camp 1, in Naucalpan, Mexico State, part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The hospital is one of more than 100 converted spaces operated by the military to treat COVID-19 patients, but since it opened in May only about half its beds have been occupied. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Despite COVID surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals Mexico’s health system has so far not been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, mostly because the country chose early on to invest in expanding hospital beds
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Dec. 10. 2019 file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during an event to sign an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the National Palace in Mexico City. Mexico celebrated on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the implementation of the new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it hopes will lead to more investment in its struggling economy. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, CanadaMexico is celebrating the implementation of a new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it hopes will lead to more investment in its struggling economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
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