Latin America and Caribbean News

New crisis in Peru as Congress rejects president's CabinetPeru has been left with no government ministers after Congress'rejection of President Martin Vizcarra’s recently appointed Cabinet
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this June 17, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks upon his arrival to the headquarters of Democratic Action political party in Caracas, Venezuela, the day after Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered its takeover ahead of parliamentary elections expected this year. A coalition of political parties in Venezuela led by U.S.-backed Juan Guaido said Sunday, Aug. 2, that it won't participate in upcoming congressional elections called by officials loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.  (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
With renewed US backing, Guaidó pushes anti-Maduro fightVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says the challenge in ousting President Nicolás Maduro has only increased
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Mexico purges security agencies of those tied to ex-chiefTop directors in Mexico’s National Guard and other senior security officials have been purged due to their ties with a former security secretary now held on drug trafficking charges in the United States
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Skepticism, fear help fuel virus on Mexico City's outskirtsOnly after a neighbor died of the coronavirus did Juan José and Esther Serralde begin to believe that the threat was real
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's MaduroAttorneys say a court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Colombian businessman linked with Venezuela’s president
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this July 20, 2020 file photo, people exercise during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after the city government authorized people to exercise outdoors as part of a roadmap for rolling back on Covid-19 curbing quarantine restrictions. Argentina’s government said Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, it has reached an agreement with its main creditors to restructure billions of dollars in foreign debt, offering some relief for a country hobbled by recession even before the pandemic hit. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Argentina reports debt restructuring deal with creditorsArgentina says it has reached an agreement with its main creditors to restructure $65 billion in foreign debt, offering some relief for a country hobbled by recession long before the pandemic
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, a new budget that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for one year as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
Judge: 'Discriminatory' to deny Puerto Rico access to US aidA federal judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. territory access to three federal welfare programs in a major decision cheered by many
The Associated Press1 day ago
Panama proposes flying Haitian migrants home after clashThe government of Panama is proposing sending some Haitian migrants back to their homeland by plane after frustrations boiled over at the remote camps where they are stuck
The Associated Press1 day ago
Journalist and police guard killed in southern MexicoUnidentified gunmen have killed a journalist in southern Mexico along with a police officer assigned to protect him after a 2016 attack
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2005 file photo, a woman prays in front of Sangre de Cristo in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua. The Vatican's top diplomatic envoy in Nicaragua said Monday, August 3, 2020, that he had requested the Nicaraguan government ensure a "serious, careful and transparent investigation" into the attack on the Sangre de Cristo chapel in capital's cathedral that destroyed the venerated statue of almost 4 centuries. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Nicaragua police discount arson in fire at cathedralNicaragua’s National Police declared a fire inside Managua’s Metropolitan Cathedral accidental shortly after the Vatican’s top diplomatic envoy to the country said he had requested a “serious, careful and transparent investigation."
The Associated Press1 day ago
CEO of Puerto Rico's power company to resign amid outagesThe CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company is resigning as thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week’s tropical storm that further weakened a grid still trying to recover from previous hurricanes and earthquakes
The Associated Press1 day ago
Empty desks stand in a classroom of the Casa del Colibri school in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The school has been teaching its students remotely via the internet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico's school year to begin with instruction on televisionDistance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal
The Associated Press1 day ago
Brother Ronald Marin, a 30-year-old layworker from Venezuela, entertains himself with a video game while his friend Jimmy, a barber, trims his hair, in Los Olivos, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Marin, with an education degree from the University of Carabobo, left Venezuela in 2018 after protesting for more than a decade against the socialist government. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuelan does funerals alone in Peru cemetery amid virusWearing a white robe and shoes worn down by dust, Ronald Marín is one of the few who administers funerals in a cemetery far from the center of Peru’s capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this June 17, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks upon his arrival to the headquarters of Democratic Action political party in Caracas, Venezuela, the day after Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered its takeover ahead of parliamentary elections expected this year. A coalition of political parties in Venezuela led by U.S.-backed Juan Guaido said Sunday, Aug. 2, that it won't participate in upcoming congressional elections called by officials loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.  (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
Venezuelan coalition opposed to Maduro rejects upcoming voteA coalition of political parties in Venezuela led by U.S.-backed Juan Guaidó says it won’t participate in upcoming congressional elections called by officials loyal to President Nicolás Maduro
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico arrests violent gang leader known for emotive videosMexican police and military forces have arrested the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang who spread violence through north-central Mexico and fought a years-long bloody turf battle with the Jalisco cartel
The Associated Press2 days ago
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