Latin America and Caribbean News

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on CubaThe Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on as he presents his cabinet at the Planalto Presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. The far-right leader’s first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes, underscoring a steep learning curve for a president elected on promises to overhaul much of daily life in Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as presidentBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes _ and little in the way of his promised sweeping changes
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
A man wearing large angel wings that read in Spanish: "S.O.S. True Peace," stands outside the General Santander police academy where a bomb exploded on campus in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. While authorities had yet to suggest who was behind the attack, and no armed group claimed responsibility, attention was focused on leftist rebels from the National Liberation Army, which has been stepping up attacks on police targets amid a standoff over how to re-start stalled peace talks. (AP Photo/John Wilson Vizcaino)
9 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capitalAuthorities say at least nine people have been killed and dozens injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Former Mexican legislator testifies at NY El Chapo trialA woman who authorities say was with the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo during one of his escapes is now testifying at his U.S. trial
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Spanish-language reporter facing deportation denied bondLawyers for a Spanish-language reporter facing deportation has been denied release from detention
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Officials ID likely attacker in Colombia bombingColombian authorities said they have identified the likely perpetrator of a car bombing on a Bogota police academy that left 9 dead and dozens more injured
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mexico Congress backs National Guard, weakens military roleThe lower house of Mexico's Congress has passed a measure creating a National Guard _ but it weakens controversial proposals to give the military a greater formal role in policing
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Ambulances are rushing to a police academy following an explosion in Colombia's capitalAmbulances are rushing to a police academy following an explosion in Colombia's capital
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise fundsMembers of a volunteer firefighter unit in Paraguay have stripped naked in a calendar to raise money and demand resources from the government for their station
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Migrants traveling in a group begin their journey toward the U.S. border as they walk along a highway in San Salvador, El Salvador, early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Migrants fleeing Central America's Northern Triangle region comprising Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala routinely cite poverty and rampant gang violence as their motivation for leaving. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on MexicoMore than 1,700 Hondurans are walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelinesMexico's president says that the government is acquiring 500 more tanker trucks to carry gasoline and diesel while pipelines are shut down to combat fuel-theft gangs and is also arranging with railroads to transport fuel
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Venezuela: 12 charged in detention of opposition leaderVenezuelan authorities say 12 officials with the country's intelligence agency will be tried for their role in the brief detention of an opposition leader whose confinement sparked international outrage as he ramps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Jose Borja carries his dog "Reina" to another, nearby home after his was flooded with sewage water in the San Juan de Lurigancho district of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. In the middle of an intense pestilence, workers, police and soldiers struggled to clean up after a flood of sewage water was brought on by the obstruction of a huge pipe. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Unbearable stench: Giant sewage spill befouls Peru's capitalAmid an unbearable stench in Peru's capital, thousands of workers, police and soldiers are struggling to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused a health emergency in one of Lima's most populous districts
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Judge opens hearing on major Puerto Rico debt restructuringA court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's mammoth debt has opened, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds urgently needed by the government urgently
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Leaders of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, President Juan Guaido, center, First Vice President Edgar Zambrano, left, and second Vice President Stalin Gonzalez hold a session with lawmakers at the National Assembly to debate actions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The president is under heightened pressure from opposition politicians and foreign leaders urging him to step down. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela's opposition outlines roadmap for power transferVenezuela's opposition-controlled congress has declared President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate," moving closer to a plan to challenge the socialist leader by declaring a caretaker government and calling early elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
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