Latin America and Caribbean News

UN backs anti-graft investigator in standoff with GuatemalaThe U.N. secretary-general is rejecting a Guatemalan request to name a new head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Funeral services planned for victim of Cape Cod shark attackFriends and family of the victim of the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts waters in more than 80 years are paying their final respects
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mexico's rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killingsMexico's National Human Rights Commission says soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the central state of Puebla
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Mexico commemorates victims of deadly quakesMexico's wounds remained open as victims, relatives and rescuers marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of last year's earthquake that killed more than 360 people and the devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Colombia's President Ivan Duque, left, waves next to the Commander of the Armed Forces Gen. Alberto Mejia, during a press conference at police headquarters in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Duque said that Colombian armed forces continue with operations against a dissident rebel of the now disbanded Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia known as "Guacho". (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
UN says Colombia's coca production surges to record highA United Nations report says cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia, adding pressure on President Ivan Duque to resume an aerial spraying program suspended by his predecessor over health concerns
The Associated Press5 hours ago
UN names special envoy to handle Venezuela's growing exodusThe United Nations has announced a special envoy to handle the growing number of Venezuelan migrants flooding into surrounding countries
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Paraguay suspends judges over sentence for abusive priestParaguayan authorities say they have suspended three judges who gave a Roman Catholic priest convicted of abusing a 14-year-old a minor sentence
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Farmhand pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Iowa runnerThe farmhand charged in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after MariaPuerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, horses walk through the municipal cemetery where several dialysis patients who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, are buried in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Of the 15 patients with kidney failure who lived on the tiny island before the storm, six have died since they began there thrice-weekly trips to the Puerto Rican mainland for dialysis treatments because the only treatment center on the island was shuttered by Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear deathPuerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques
The Associated Press14 hours ago
AP Photos: A look at Mexico City buildings devastated quakeAP Photos: A before and after look at some of the buildings damaged in Mexico City's devastating quake
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Argentina: Key points in study of pedophile priest GrassiKey excerpts of study commissioned by Pope Francis and the Argentine bishops conference in a famous case of priestly sex abuse
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beachEnvironmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisisVenezuela is leaning heavily on new investments from China saying it will dramatically boost oil production and turn around the country's crashing economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro stands up after a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Venezuela and China have agreed to joint investments Maduro announced on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's Maduro may skip UN meeting over security fearsVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he may have to suspend a planned trip to the United Nations because of concerns that his opponents would try to kill him
The Associated Press1 day ago
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