Latin America and Caribbean News

Brazilian truckers strike enters its 7th dayA strike by Brazilian truckers that has caused shortages at gas stations and supermarkets across Latin America's biggest country has entered a seventh day with no immediate solution in sight
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Tracey Gasper, left, and her son, Chase, 6, from Donaldsonville, La., sit in the sands of Biloxi Beach in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday, May 26, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high wind and flash flooding this holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approachesNormally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches in Florida were largely empty Sunday as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached.
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Colombians in Miami, Fla., vote in the first round of the presidential elections at Miami-Dade Wolfson Campus on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Even though the weather was very wet due to Tropical storm Alberto, turnout was good.(C.M. Guerrero/Miami Herald via AP)
No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for presidentLong lines of voters have formed as Colombians cast ballots in their first presidential election since the signing of a peace accord with the nation's biggest rebel group
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Tracey Gasper, left, and her son, Chase, 6, from Donaldsonville, La., sit in the sands of Biloxi Beach in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday, May 26, 2018, as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high wind and flash flooding this holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
The Latest: South Carolina faces heavy rain due to stormForecasters say heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto could cause flooding across most of South Carolina
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Mexican authorities arrest wife of drug kingpinMexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of Jalisco New Generation, one of the country's fiercest drug cartels
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A glance at Colombia's presidential electionColombia will hold presidential elections on May 27. The elections are the first since Colombia signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, that led to the disarmament of the leftist guerrilla group
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Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers' strikeBus and metro services in several Brazilian cities have been reduced and several flights have been cancelled as a truckers' strike enters its sixth day
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7 bodies found in central Mexico near troubled refineryMexican officials in the central state of Guanajuato say seven bodies have been found in the city of Salamanca and they appear to be members of a criminal organization
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Head of Chilean church's anti-abuse panel resignsThe president of the Chilean Catholic Church's Commission for the Prevention of Abuses has resigned following allegations he was slow to investigate allegations of misconduct in his diocese
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Venezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in goodwill gestureVenezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in goodwill gesture
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Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe stands between Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for Democratic Center party, right, and his running mate Martha Lucia Ramirez during a campaign rally in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Colombians will go to the polls on May 27 for a first round presidential election. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartelsNewly declassified State Department cables show that when Alvaro Uribe was making his rise to Colombia's presidency in the 1990s, U.S. officials were frequently told he had ties to the nation's then-powerful drug cartels
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Colombia re-arrests Pablo Escobar's hitman for extortionColombian police have re-arrested a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar as part of an investigation into extortion
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Brazil president says striking truckers could be removedBrazilian President Michel Temer has threatened the use of force if striking truckers don't end their standoff and get off the roads
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Guatemalan family demands justice in Border Patrol shootingThe family of a Guatemalan immigrant fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas this week is demanding justice for the 19-year-old woman
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Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 20 political prisonersHuman rights advocates in Venezuela say the government has freed 20 activists who opponents of the socialist administration considered political prisoners
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