Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico: 1 dead, 5 hurt in blast at illegal fuel pipeline tapMexican authorities say an explosion at an illegal fuel pipeline tap has killed a person and injured five more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Venezuelan National Assembly's Vice President Freddy Guevara speaks with the lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez during a session in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, dramatically escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powersVenezuela's congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers
The Associated Press2 hours ago
El Salvador cardinal visits NY community racked by violenceThe leader of the Roman Catholic church in El Salvador is visiting a New York community that has been racked by gang violence
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Tropical Storm Harvey heads through CaribbeanTropical Storm Harvey is moving through the Caribbean Sea on a projected course that would have it approaching Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula early next week
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Getting water to Peru's desert capital is no easy taskGetting fresh water to Peru's desert capital is no easy task: Lima relies on a vast network of concrete tunnels to transport water originating in lakes in the Andes mountains to the bone-dry coastal city some 125 miles away
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela. The ousted chief prosecutor fled to Colombia with her husband German Ferrer, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to ColombiaVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has fled to Colombia with her husband a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's Constituent Assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at Venezuela's National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Delegates to the all-powerful assembly unanimously approved a decree Friday, August 18, giving it the authority to pass legislation on a range of issues affecting Venezuela's security and sovereignty. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powersVenezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly has taken over the powers of the opposition-led congress
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Authorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for ColombiaAuthorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for Colombia
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Correction: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe storyCorrection: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe story
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this July 19, 2017 file photo, Diego Zas shows two bags of legal marijuana he just bought at the Antartida drugstore in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws. A government official said Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, that Uruguayan banks risk running afoul of laws that ban receiving money tied to the drug.  (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in UruguayThe sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Ousted Venezuela prosecutor ties exit to investigationVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has told the region's other prosecutors that President Nicholas Maduro removed her to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht
The Associated Press23 hours ago
El Salvador, Guatemala lawmakers pass bans on child marriageEl Salvador and Guatemala have joined a trend in clamping down on child marriage by passing legislation that would outlaw marriage with minors
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrants paint hopes and dreams on muralsCentral American immigrants are painting the side of a school in an effort to bring migrants and their stories out of the shadows
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly says it's taking over powers of opposition-led congressVenezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly says it's taking over powers of opposition-led congress
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Gunmen storm big Guatemala hospital to free gang member, another sex abuse scandal emerges in Argentina, and Brazil's top court delivers a landmark defeat for groups trying to limit land claims by indigenous communities
The Associated Press1 day ago
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