Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico's school year to begin with instruction on televisionDistance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Brother Ronald Marin, a 30-year-old layworker from Venezuela, entertains himself with a video game while his friend Jimmy, a barber, trims his hair, in Los Olivos, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Marin, with an education degree from the University of Carabobo, left Venezuela in 2018 after protesting for more than a decade against the socialist government. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuelan does funerals alone in Peru cemetery amid virusWearing a white robe and shoes worn down by dust, Ronald Marín is one of the few who administers funerals in a cemetery far from the center of Peru’s capital
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this June 17, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks upon his arrival to the headquarters of Democratic Action political party in Caracas, Venezuela, the day after Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered its takeover ahead of parliamentary elections expected this year. A coalition of political parties in Venezuela led by U.S.-backed Juan Guaido said Sunday, Aug. 2, that it won't participate in upcoming congressional elections called by officials loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.  (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
Venezuelan coalition opposed to Maduro rejects upcoming voteA coalition of political parties in Venezuela led by U.S.-backed Juan Guaidó says it won’t participate in upcoming congressional elections called by officials loyal to President Nicolás Maduro
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Mexico arrests violent gang leader known for emotive videosMexican police and military forces have arrested the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang who spread violence through north-central Mexico and fought a years-long bloody turf battle with the Jalisco cartel
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fires in Brazil's Amazon up 28% in July, worrying expertsFires in the Brazilian Amazon increased 28% in July from a year ago, according to a new report from a state agency reported
The Associated Press1 day ago
Facebook bows to Brazil judge, blocks 12 accounts worldwideFacebook says it has obeyed a Brazilian judge’s order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico extends anti-coronavirus measures for 2 weeksPuerto Rico’s governor has announced that she is extending for two more weeks measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
Costa Rica groups test stuck Nicaragua migrants for COVID-19Costa Rican doctors have begun giving free coronavirus tests to about 200 Nicaraguan migrants who have been stranded at the two countries’ border because the Nicaraguan government has demanded negative test results
The Associated Press2 days ago
Peru probes whether 27,253 coronavirus deaths uncountedPeruvian authorities and the Pan American Health Organization are investigating whether the country failed to count 27,253 caused by the novel coronavirus, a figure that could more than double the country’s death toll from COVID-19
The Associated Press3 days ago
Eusebio Leal, who oversaw renewal of Old Havana, dies at 77The man who oversaw the transformation of crumbling Old Havana to an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction has died at age 77 after a fight with cancer
The Associated Press3 days ago
AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press3 days ago
2 American oil execs jailed in Venezuela put on home arrestFormer New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says two American oil executives jailed in Venezuela have been released to house arrest in the South American nation
The Associated Press3 days ago
Mexico cave with evidence of early humans closed to visitorsArchaeological authorities said tourists visiting a cave in north-central Mexico are endangering what is purported to be some of the earliest evidence of human presence in North America
The Associated Press3 days ago
260 Chinese boats fish near Galapagos; Ecuador on alert A flotilla of 260 mostly Chinese fishing vessels near the Galapagos archipelago is stirring diplomatic tension and raising worries about the threat to sharks, manta rays and other vulnerable species in waters around the UNESCO world heritage site
The Associated Press3 days ago
Mexico to create drug purchasing agency amid shortagesMexico's president says he is creating a central national purchasing agency for medicines, vaccines and medical equipment, amid persistent reports of shortages during and before the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 days ago
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