Latin America and Caribbean News

Colombian drug kingpin caught in Argentina gets 31 yearsA convicted Colombian drug kingpin has been sentenced to 31 years in prison
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In Mexico, longtime foes 'AMLO' and elite getting pragmaticAfter more than a decade of mutual recriminations, Mexico's wealthy elite and leftist presidential front-runner Andres Lopez Obrador have reached something resembling an uneasy truce
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
Recording of crying children at border adds to outrageAn audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials took center stage Monday in the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Former Tropical Storm Carlotta dissipates off Mexico coastFormer Tropical Storm Carlotta weakened into a remnant low off Mexico's southwestern Pacific coast Monday night, though forecasters said its rains still posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore
The Associated Press15 hours ago
US, Amnesty International call for justice in HondurasThe United States' top diplomat and a global human rights group have called for the Honduran government to hold members of that country's security forces responsible for alleged abuses after last November's elections
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Church suspends talks to ease Nicaragua political crisisNicaragua's Roman Catholic hierarchy has suspended a dialogue with the government aimed at ending a two-month political crisis
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Court includes Ecuador's ex-President Correa in kidnap probeEcuador's highest court has ordered former President Rafael Correa included in an investigation into a 2012 botched kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the 8th Annual Elly Award luncheon, after being one three women receiving this year's award on Monday, June 18, 2018, in New York. Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border “a moral and humanitarian crisis.”Sheila Johnson, Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts and BET co-founder and Deirdre Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder of Lafayette 148 New York, were the other 2018 Elly Award recipients. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border "is a moral and humanitarian crisis."
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Sandra Chica, center, wife of Pablo Villavicencio, walks with their two daughters as she arrives for a news conference outside federal immigration offices, Monday, June 18, 2018, in New York. Villavicencio was arrested June 1 while delivering pizza to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. He is being held on immigration law violations. Chica is fighting his deportation. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliverymanLawyers, family ask for release of detained Ecuadorean pizza delivery worker
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2016 file photo, flowers adorn the statue of independence hero Simon Bolivar at the main square in downtown Bogota, Colombia. It's not clear how much leeway there is to make changes to the 310-page peace accord between FARC rebels and the government that put a formal end to a conflict that caused more than 250,000 deaths. Colombia's constitutional court has declared some aspects of the agreement irreversible. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's electionUncertainty looms over Colombia's fragile peace deal with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it tries to emerge from decades of bloody conflict
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Mexico arrests ex-prosecutor in disappearance casesMexican police have arrested a former state prosecutor in the forced disappearance of over a dozen people
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this May 29, 2018 photo, Yahir Garcia receives one of his two daily treatments for asthma at a medical center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Garcia is one of many that doctors say are struggling to breathe asthma cases in the U.S. territory spike in the aftermath of the Category 4 storm, raising concerns about deteriorating health conditions on an island struggling to prepare for a new hurricane season. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-MariaAsthma cases are spiking across the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria even as the island struggles to prepare for a new hurricane season
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters of Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Centre party, celebrate the incoming results of the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. A preliminary count of nearly 85 percent of voting center reports indicates Duque has a lead of 13 percentage points over Petro. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz)
Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing voteColombia's President-elect Ivan Duque is appealing for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook the country's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mag 5.6 quake hits deep below Guatemala; no damage reportsA strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake has shaken Guatemala, though there are no early reports of damage or injuries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Centre party, celebrates his victory in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota mayor. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
The Latest: Ex-rebels want to meet with new Colombia leaderDemobilized members of Colombia's once biggest rebel group say they want to meet with President-elect Ivan Duque to discuss implementation of the nation's peace accord
The Associated Press1 day ago
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