Latin America and Caribbean News

Puerto Rico faces bank closure, privatizations amid crisisPuerto Rico faces new measures to help offset its economic crisis including a water rate increase, privatization of government operations and the closure of a bank that once oversaw the island's debt transactions
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Venezuelans march to prison to demand freedom for activistsHundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners
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Strike halts much of Brazil to protest labor, pension lawsPublic transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system
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Stream of quakes rattles Chilean coastMore than a dozen moderate earthquakes have rattled the Chilean coast within just over two hours, the most powerful of them registered at magnitude 5.9
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Venezuela's political unrest went into a fourth week, Brazilian slum dwellers protested gunbattles between police and gangsters, and farmers near Mexico City were angry over a new waste water treatment plant
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Colombia rescuers seek survivors in collapse that killed 10Rescuers say they're searching for survivors in the wreckage of a building that collapsed in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena and killed at least 10 people
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Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacyMexico's top diplomat says the country only learned through media reports that the Donald Trump Administration was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement
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Mexico Senate OKs disappearance law, calls for search systemMexico's Senate has approved legislation that would impose long prison sentences for forced disappearances and calls for a national system for searching for missing persons
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Rio governor asks for federal help to fight violence in slumRio de Janeiro's state governor is asking Brazil's federal government to help put more policemen on the streets following a spike in violence
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Demonstrators sit on the road, behind a Venezuelan flag, as they block Francisco de Miranda highway after a homage to Juan Pablo Pernalete in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Pernalete, the latest victim of Venezuela's unrest, was killed during anti-government protests Wednesday when he was struck by a tear gas canister fired by security forces. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Top official's son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OASThe son of Venezuela's top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011, file photo, Vagos motorcycle gang member Ernesto Gonzalez is led from district court in Reno, Nev., after pleading guilty in the shooting death of Hells Angels member Jeffrey Pettigrew. Gary Rudnick, the star witness who helped convict the triggerman, Gonzalez, who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 said he was lying when he testified that the shooting was an assassination plot orchestrated by a rival motorcycle gang, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Gonzalez is scheduled to be tried again in August 2017 after his conviction was tossed on a technicality. (David B.Parker/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File)
APNewsBreak: Plot to kill gang boss a lie, witness now saysA former gang member who testified about a plot to assassinate a Hells Angels' boss during a Nevada casino brawl now says he was lying
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$11.7 million heist biggest in Paraguay's historyParaguayan prosecutors say the gang that blasted into an armored company vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash _ the biggest heist in the country's history
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Argentina leader calls for keeping up pressure on VenezuelaArgentine President Mauricio says the governments of the region need to keep demanding elections and the release of prisoners in Venezuela
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Trump rejects push to help solve Puerto Rico debt crisisU.S. President Donald Trump says he's opposed to a push to help Puerto Rico resolve its $70 billion debt load as the U.S. territory faces looming austerity measures amid a deep economic crisis
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7 Latin American nations request info on Brazil graft probeSeven Latin American countries are asking Brazil to share information on the dozens of plea bargains made by executives of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht
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