Latin America and Caribbean News

Chilean leader acknowledges excess force used in protestsChile’s president is struggling to bring calm as demonstrators have taken to the streets again a month into a potent protest movement that has dramatically altered the political landscape of the South American nation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Colombia church massacre victims ID’d with DNA put to restRelatives of those killed in a Colombia massacre are putting their loved ones to rest nearly two decades after the attack – while also warning the government hasn’t done enough to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again
The Associated Press11 hours ago
At least 4 wounded by gunshots during protest in HaitiAt least four people have been shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti’s capital after a speech by embattled President Jovenel Moise
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pro-government supporters march to show their backing for President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Crowds gathered in the Venezuelan’s capital for rival demonstrations on Saturday. Opposition leader Juan Guaido called for Saturday’s nationwide demonstrations to re-ignite a campaign against President Nicolas Maduro launched in January that has lost steam in recent months. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Venezuelan opposition struggling for momentum against MaduroVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is struggling to draw protesters into the streets after calling for daily demonstrations to drive President Nicolás Maduro from power
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Father Edwin Roman attempts to convince the police to allow relatives of imprisoned and dead anti-government demonstrators to enter the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The relatives have started a hunger strike to demand the freedom of their relatives, jailed for protesting against the government of President Daniel Ortega. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Nicaragua files weapons charges against opposition activistsA Nicaraguan lawyer says prosecutors have charged 16 opposition activists with allegedly transporting weapons
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador smiles during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10th under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican president defends indigenous pensions planMexico’s president on Monday defended a plan to provide pensions to indigenous people starting at age 65, compared with 68 for other Mexicans
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019 file photo, Krimej indigenous Chief Kadjyre Kayapo, of the Kayapo indigenous community, looks out at a path created by loggers on the border between the Biological Reserve Serra do Cachimbo, front, and Menkragnotire indigenous lands, in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. A Brazilian government report said Monday, Nov. 18, that the rate of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its highest level in more than a decade, undermining officials’ claims that concerns by environmentalists have been overblown. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
Brazil says Amazon deforestation is worst since 2008A Brazilian government report says the rate of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its highest level in more than a decade, undermining officials’ claims that concerns by environmentalists have been overblown
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Maria de Coronel rests at her restaurant in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The blockades of former president Evo Morales’ supporters on the outskirts of the main cities of Bolivia are causing a shortage of gasoline and food, which puts pressure on the interim government that seeks to open a dialogue to end four weeks of social and political upheaval. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Food, gasoline shortages reported in Bolivian citiesResidents in several Bolivian cities are reporting food and gasoline shortages because of protests by supporters of ousted President Evo Morales
The Associated Press17 hours ago
UN calls for talks to end Bolivia crisis as death toll risesA Bolivian official says a U.N. envoy is urging the government of the Andean country’s interim president and supporters of exiled leader Evo Morales to begin talks on resolving a crisis that has already claimed 23 lives and is causing food shortages
The Associated Press1 day ago
4 homeless men dead, 4 sick in suspected poisoning in BrazilPolice in Brazil say four homeless men are dead and four others hospitalized in critical condition after drinking from a bottle containing a “suspicious liquid” given to them by unidentified people in the city of Sao Paulo
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rights group: Nicaragua plans charges for detained activistsA Nicaraguan rights group says authorities will file charges against a group of government opponents, including 13 who were arrested for supporting protesters demanding freedom for people they consider political prisoners
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic dividesAnalysts: Bolivia’s political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the nation’s first indigenous president
The Associated Press2 days ago
Crowd honors tree as Havana celebrates 500th anniversaryHundreds of people in Cuba’s capital stand in line to kiss, touch or walk around a towering silk floss tree in a nod to tradition as they celebrate the island’s 500th anniversary
The Associated Press2 days ago
Cartel blockades, gunfire leave 1 dead in Mexico border cityGangsters have unleashed mayhem in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Texas, blocking major avenues, burning vehicles and engaging soldiers in shootouts that left one suspected gunman dead
The Associated Press2 days ago
Venezuela’s Guaidó leads thousands in anti-Maduro protest A large crowd has rallied around Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a peaceful protest, answering his call to take to the streets in an attempt to reignite a campaign aimed at forcing President Nicolás Maduro from power
The Associated Press2 days ago
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