Latin America and Caribbean News

Demonstrators gather to protest against Governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, July 19, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/ Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protestsIn the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo addresses the New Economy Forum Globalization Dialogues at the United Nations in New York. Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, will appear before a federal judge in San Francisco Friday, July 19, 2019. Toledo was arrested in Northern California following an extradition request. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
US judge denies bail for ex-Peruvian president ToledoA U.S. judge has denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Thieves stage armed robbery at Mexico's ex-first lady's homeA gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Mexico tree plan in El Salvador aims to stem migrationMexico is bringing to El Salvador a tree-planting program that aims to support rural residents and ease economic pressures driving thousands of people to leave for the United States
The Associated Press17 hours ago
El Salvador files graft charges against ex-justice ministerProsecutors in El Salvador are accusing an ex-minister of justice and public security of illicit enrichment and seeking restitution of over $1 million in allegedly misappropriated government funds
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Venezuelan teen blinded by police fire still wants to studyA Venezuelan teenager who lost his eyesight when he was hit by police buckshot during a protest says he wants to continue studying
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Guatemala's highest court blocks proposed amnesty lawGuatemala's highest court has ruled against a legislative proposal to grant amnesty for human rights abuses during the country's 1960-1996 civil war
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Brazil's state oil company denies fuel to 2 Iranian shipsBrazil's state oil company has refused to supply two Iranian ships anchored in the southern port of Paraná because they belong to a company sanctioned by the United States
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Correction: El Salvador-Massacre storyCorrection: El Salvador-Massacre story
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Bedbugs, bad food at Mexico migrant detention centerMexico's National Human Rights Commission says a migrant detention center in the capital suffers from bedbugs, bad food and overcrowding
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Lobbyist: Venezuela's Falcón not seeking presidencyA Canadian lobbying firm hired by a Venezuelan political party has filed amended paperwork showing that opposition leader Henri Falcón will not make a new presidential run
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In this July 4, 2019 photo, Berthony Vilbrun points at a painting that was damaged during the earthquake 2010, at the Musée d'Art du Collège Saint Pierre, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The museum has only recently opened a tiny room to display a handful of paintings. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Artists struggle to save Haiti museum after 2010 earthquakeA small group of artists is working to preserve paintings from the Haitian Museum of Art, which was damaged in the 2010 earthquake and has remained shuttered for nine years
The Associated Press23 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Angry Puerto Ricans protest to demand governor resign, Venezuela frees clarinetist jailed after criticizing government, migrants hoping to get into U.S. wait nervously in Mexican shelters
The Associated Press1 day ago
Navy brass, low budget blamed for Argentina sub tragedyAn Argentine legislative commission has concluded that the sinking of a submarine with all 44 crewmembers was caused by the inefficiency of naval commanders and budget limitations, discarding theories the vessel was attacked or hit by a ship
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolsonaro defends 200 days in power amid criticismBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is defending his administration's first 200 days in power amid mounting criticism around issues ranging from the environment to nepotism
The Associated Press1 day ago
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