Latin America and Caribbean News

6 inmates dead in Venezuela prison violenceA top prison official says six inmates died and another 11 have been wounded in a brawl among prisoners in a penitentiary in eastern Venezuela
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Anti-government protesters block a street in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Thousands of protesters shut down the capital city's main highway to express their disgust with the socialist administration of President Nicolas Maduro. Protesters in least a dozen other cities also staged sit-ins as the protest movement is entering its fourth week. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mountsVenezuela is threatening to quit the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertainSo far Cuba is weathering the storm of political unrest rocking Venezuela, which is the island's greatest ally and source of highly subsidized oil, but Cubans are nervously watching the troubles for signs of a grimmer future
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as deaths riseVenezuela's chief prosecutor denounces the wave of unrest that has killed 26 people in recent weeks, vowing to hold all those responsible accountable and calling on both sides of the overheated political spectrum to "lower the tone of confrontation."
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Brazil police arrest 12 men suspected of stealing millionsFederal Police in Brazil say 12 men have been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city
The Associated Press15 hours ago
The Latest: Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OASThe Latest: Venezuela's government is threatening to quit the Organization of American States over what it sees as attempts by foreign governments to meddle in its affairs by taking sides in political unrest that has worsened in recent weeks
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Venezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American StatesVenezuela's foreign minister threatens to withdraw from the Organization of American States
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Police, indigenous in Brazil clash with tear gas and spearsMilitary police in front of Brazil's Congress hurled tear gas at thousands of indigenous protesters, who responded by throwing spears and shooting arrows as a peaceful demonstration turned into chaos
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Top Mexican official calls US border wall a 'hostile' actMexico's foreign relations secretary called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall an "unfriendly, hostile" act, saying it is a "bad idea" that won't accomplish anything
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Rio slum dwellers protest deadly gang, police gunbattlesHundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets of the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro to protest gunbattles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this March 5, 2007 file photo, a bluefin tuna swims inside farming pens prior to harvest near Ensenada, Mexico. The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday, April 25, 2017 that Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules and says the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Chris Park, File)
WTO ruling favors Mexico in US 'dolphin-safe' tuna spatThe World Trade Organization rules that Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules and says the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Orange County Corrections shows Gustavo Falcon, the last of South Florida's "Cocaine Cowboys". Falcon was arrested Wednesday, April 12, 2017, some 26 years after he went on the lam, while on a 40-mile bike ride with his wife near the Orlando suburb where they apparently lived under assumed names. Falcon makes his first court appearance in Miami, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (Orange County Corrections via AP, File)
Lawyer: Last 'cocaine cowboy' to plead not guiltyThe attorney for a man investigators call the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys" says he'll plead not guilty to drug smuggling after 26 years as a fugitive
The Associated Press20 hours ago
OAS to hold emergency meeting Wednesday on Venezuela crisisThe Organization of American States says it will hold an extraordinary session Wednesday in Washington to analyze the worsening situation in Venezuela, which has been hit with a wave of clashes between government forces and opposition supporters
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Puerto Rico doctor among 4 accused in prison contraband caseA doctor and three corrections officers in Puerto Rico have been accused of smuggling cocaine and cell phones into the U.S. territory's prisons
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Fewer immigrants without status since 2009-reportA new study shows the number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has fallen to 11 million since 2009, largely because of a drop-off in the number of Mexicans without legal status
The Associated Press1 day ago
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