Latin America and Caribbean News

Anguish as trapped workers call for help in Peru firePeruvians have been transfixed by a nearly daylong fire in the capital as young workers trapped inside frantically appealed for help
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Chile's Bachelet asks forgiveness from indigenous MapuchePresident Michelle Bachelet is asking forgiveness of Chile's largest indigenous group for what she said are "errors and horrors" committed by the Chilean state throughout history
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Puerto Rico governor to fight proposed furloughs, cutsPuerto Rico's governor says he will go to court to fight a federal control board's call to cut a public pension system by 10 percent, furlough tens of thousands of government workers and eliminate Christmas bonuses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meatBrazil's agriculture minister says he will travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Fireworks explosion kills 1, injures 9 in central MexicoMexican authorities say one person was killed and nine more injured when fireworks being carried in a pickup truck exploded in central Mexico
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
President: Colombia on verge of completing rebel disarmamentColombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the nation is on the verge of completing an historic feat: All guerillas in the country's largest rebel group will soon have turned in their weapons
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Slain Venezuela protester a son of Maduro ex-supervisorThe latest youth to die during Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government protests has a connection to President Nicolas Maduro: His father was once the socialist leader's supervisor
The Associated Press4 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Bolivia's Aymara celebrate their new year on Southern Hemisphere's winter solstice, Guatemalan activists remember those who disappeared during the civil war and Argentine police find huge trove of Nazi paraphernalia in hidden room
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Mexican president dismisses spying, wants fast investigationMexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he wants a rapid investigation into reports of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders, while he dismisses allegations that his government was responsible
The Associated Press19 hours ago
In major blow to Brazil, US suspends meat product importsThe U.S. says it is suspending imports of Brazilian meat products because of safety concerns, delivering a major blow to Brazil, which is one of the world's largest exporters of meat products
The Associated Press20 hours ago
US envoy: Guatemala lawmakers who hired lobby firm 'idiots'A Guatemalan congressman is demanding an apology from the U.S. ambassador after the diplomat called him and three colleagues "idiots."
The Associated Press21 hours ago
US, Cuba still cooperating on stopping drug smugglersA top Cuban anti-drug officials say the U.S. and Cuba are still cooperating to intercept drug smugglers even through the Trump administration has halted high-level meetings on stopping the flow of narcotics through the Caribbean
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Pemex says damaged Mexican refinery to reopen July 30Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex says a refinery that flooded and caught fire last week during rains produced by former Tropical Storm Calvin will reopen July 30
The Associated Press21 hours ago
US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisisUS Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela where she says "people are starving while their government tramples their democracy
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coastA magnitude 6.8 earthquake has hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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