Latin America and Caribbean News

Argentina candidate rules out default as an optionArgentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernández says that no one wants a default for the South American country and he's ruling it out if elected
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Mexico arrests 6 police in 2015 killings of civiliansMexico arrests 6 police in connection with 2015 killings of civilians
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Aug. 20, 2019 drone photo released by the Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso, brush fires burn in Guaranta do Norte municipality, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year. (Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso via AP)
Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blameAs fires rage in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government is denouncing international critics who fear President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The will that Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide on Aug. 10, 2019, puts more than $577 million in assets in a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the graveJeffrey Epstein took steps in the days before he died to shield his fortune from the dozens of women who say he sexually abused them
The Associated Press4 hours ago
TS Ivo grows in Pacific off Mexico; Chantal ebbs in AtlanticTropical Storm Ivo is gaining strength off the southwestern coast of Mexico, but it's not expected to threaten land, while Tropical Storm Chantal has faded into a tropical depression while moving away from North America in the Atlantic
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Killings by police divide Brazilian city weary of crimeIt happens, on average, more than five times a day in Rio de Janeiro: Police open fire and someone dies
The Associated Press14 hours ago
New Puerto Rico governor names 2 members to CabinetPuerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez has named two members of her new Cabinet, although the government's key secretary of state position remains vacant
The Associated Press19 hours ago
US Homeland Security head in Panama to talk drugs, migrantsThe U.S. acting homeland security secretary has arrived in Panama to discuss drug trafficking and migrant smuggling, though Kevin McAleenan says he isn't seeking any specific agreement during the visit
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Activists form a circle during a protest against the Brazilian government's environmental policies, on the sidelines of the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) 2019, a meeting on climate change, in Salvador, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Environment Minister Salles was booed Wednesday as he took the stage at the five-day U.N. workshop in Salvador, an event he had tried to cancel earlier this year. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proofBrazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad, though he gives no evidence.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Venezuela's National Assembly President and self proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Guaido on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolas Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States, saying it only reflects disarray within the Venezuelan government. (AP Photo/Leonardo Fernandez)
In Venezuela, Guaidó questions Maduro claims about US talksVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó casts doubt on President Nicolás Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Israel appoints ambassador to Paraguay after embassy disputeParaguay's state news agency says Yoed Magen has been accredited as the new Israeli ambassador to the South American country amid tensions between the two nations
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, a 21-year-old Salvadoran woman who was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated homicide after suffering a miscarriage in 2016, smiles as she answers questions from journalists two days after her acquittal on retrial, at the offices of Colectivo Feminista in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hernandez, who spent nearly three years in jail, said Wednesday "Now that I'm free, I feel like I've come back to life." (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
Salvadoran woman restarting life after abortion case retrialA young El Salvador woman acquitted of homicide charges after authorities accused her of having an abortion says she feels like her life has been returned to her
The Associated Press22 hours ago
99-year-old grabs spotlight at Argentine Tango championshipA 99-year-old dancer grabs the spotlight at the World Tango Championship in Argentina's capital
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this photo taken Aug. 5, 2019, 14-year-old Rosibeth Vargas, who is seven months pregnant, stands inside her home where she lives with her parents, 18-year-old sister and nephew, in the Tablitas area of the Caucaguita neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. Vargas said her school allows student mothers to bring their children to class, but that she dropped out after being bullied. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela crisis pushes women into 'forced motherhood'Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic on the outskirts of Venezuela's capital armed with one of the nation's most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy
The Associated Press1 day ago
US moves toward agreement on Mexican tomatoesThe U.S. Department of Commerce says it's reached a tentative deal with Mexican tomato producers to prevent unfairly cheap produce from reaching American consumers, heading off a potential 25 percent tariff
The Associated Press1 day ago
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