Latin America and Caribbean News

Brazil's lower house approves military intervention in RioBrazil's lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces as soldiers and police spread out throughout in the city to combat rising crime
The Associated Press2 hours ago
More big parties join Venezuela ballot boycott: officialA Venezuelan opposition official says the largest parties in the broad anti-government coalition have decided to boycott an upcoming presidential election they say won't be free or fair
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Feb. 6, 2018 photo, bakery workers make deserts at Danubio bakery in Caracas, Venezuela. Many long-time employees have fled the country and called from abroad to tell their former boss they're not returning, and other days word spreads of a market selling discounted flour, so everybody leaves to get in line. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meetAbsenteeism among workers is rampant in Venezuela as the oil-rich nation sinks deeper into economic and political crisis
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried againA court in Peru has determined that former Peruvian strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in MexicoA gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering TexasMexican marines have captured an alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel in the border state of Tamaulipas
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisisBrazilian leaders are saying that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a test case for other violent areas of Brazil
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power companyA judge has approved a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power company that officials say will help keep the agency operating until late March
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agentsMexico's federal Attorney General's Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a video by a drug gang
The Associated Press1 day ago
5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, but no damage reportedThe U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary 5.9 magnitude has struck in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area
The Associated Press1 day ago
Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential raceThree presidential candidates in Mexico have accepted the nominations of the country's main parties for the July 1 election
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamiteBolivian authorities now say that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas tanks as initially thought
The Associated Press1 day ago
Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYCA key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal says he feels his story finally has been heard after meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator for more than three hours
The Associated Press2 days ago
A downed helicopter lays in its side on top of a van, in Santiago Jimitepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from the Friday's earth quake crashed killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on groundA military helicopter on a mission to assess damage from a powerful earthquake in southern Mexico flipped onto townspeople who had camped outside for fear that their homes might collapse
The Associated Press2 days ago
Students from a public school sit in an open area after being evacuated, in Veracruz, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destructionMexico has escaped major destruction from Friday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake, with mostly minor damage and no deaths directly caused by the temblor five months after two other quakes killed hundreds
The Associated Press2 days ago
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