Latin America and Caribbean News

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Mexico's cuts in nature, archaeology budgets draws protestsMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has cut budgets for things like archaeology, nature reserves and crime victims so deeply that parts of his own government are crying foul
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Anger rising in Mexico over alleged police brutality deathAs protests rock the United States over allegations of police abuses, anger is building in Mexico over its own police brutality case — a young man allegedly beaten to death after police detained him for not wearing a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Mexico seizes 2 tons of meth, 8 tons of marijuana, fentanyl Mexican soldiers seized a huge drug stash at a house in the border city of Tijuana, including about two tons of methamphetamine, eight tons of marijuana and 131,500 pills containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Mexico leader urges calm after jump in reported COVID deathsMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is urging the country to remain calm as Mexico registers the second straight day ofescalating coronavirus death numbers rivaling those coming out of Brazil or the United States
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Jobless and homeless Venezuelan migrants camp out near the main bus terminal in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Facing travel restrictions and no work due to the economic shut down to curb COVID-19, Venezuelan migrants here are waiting for help to get home. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Stranded Venezuelans build camp in Colombia amid pandemicA growing number of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia displaced during the pandemic have set up a makeshift camp on a tree-covered patch on the outskirts of Bogota, raising fears of an outbreak
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Puerto Rico: Delayed reports lead to 355 new COVID-19 casesPuerto Rico is reporting 485 new cases of the coronavirus, but officials say 355 of those correspond to April and early May and had not been shared with the government until now
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A man walks on a bridge over Los Esclavos river during tropical storm Amanda in Cuilapa, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Storm season adds to pandemic worries for Mexico, C. AmericaAuthorities in Mexico and Central America are putting their plans for dealing with the hurricane season amid the coronavirus pandemic into action
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrants stuck in Panama demand to continue journey to U.S.A group of migrants stranded for weeks near Panama’s border with Colombia have threatened to burn the shelter where they are stuck to press demands for authorities to let them cross the country on their own to the Costa Rica border and on to the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico reports new one-day high of 1,092 coronavirus deathsThe coronavirus toll in Mexico has soared to a new daily high, with the health department reporting 1,092 test-confirmed deaths
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 27, 2005 file photo, Ecuador's former President Abdala Bucaram leaves the Foreign Ministery in Panama City, where he sought political asylum after fleeing his country amid massive protests that forced the ouster of President Lucio Gutierrez. Bucaram was detained at his home in Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 3, 2020, during a search warrant ordered by the Prosecutor's Office investigating alleged embezzlement through a contract for hospital medical supplies. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
Ex-Ecuador president detained in COVID-19 corruption raidA former Ecuadorian president has been detained after authorities raided his home Wednesday and found a gun and medical supplies including masks as part of a wider investigation into corruption during the pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Virus forges rare accord among bitter Venezuelan rivalsBitter political rivals in Venezuela have agreed to work together in a battle against the coronavirus pandemic, opening a window of hope for more cooperation to benefit millions of suffering citizens
The Associated Press1 day ago
Missing Mexican lawmaker's body found following abductionMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the body of a missing congresswoman from the western state of Colima has been found in a hidden grave more than a month after armed men abducted her
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall on Mexico Gulf coastTropical Storm Cristobal has made landfall on Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche, dumping heavy rain on the already soaked region
The Associated Press1 day ago
Strong earthquake, little damage in northern ChileA strong earthquake has shaken northern Chile, but its epicenter was relatively deep beneath a sparsely populated desert region and there are no reports of serious damage or injury
The Associated Press1 day ago
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