Latin America and Caribbean News

South American leaders launch new bloc to replace UnasurSeveral South American presidents have launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to counter U.S. influence in the region
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
IDB bank calls off annual meeting next week in ChinaThe Inter-American Development Bank calls off its annual meeting next week in China
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz attends a House Democratic Leaders news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz announced Friday, March 22, 2019, that she is running for governor of the U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Puerto Rico mayor, Trump critic announces run for governorThe mayor of Puerto Rico's capital has announced that she is running for governor of the U.S. territory
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Brazilian ex-president remains silent under questioningFormer Brazilian President Michel Temer remained silent when questioned by investigators Friday, a day after he was arrested as part of the country's sprawling Car Wash corruption probe
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP Exclusive: Guaido's Citgo snubs US execs in Caracas jailAmerican families of six Citgo executives jailed in Venezuela for over a year complain they still must fend for themselves despite the Venezuelan opposition taking control of the state oil company's U.S. affiliate
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releasesA leader of Nicaragua's opposition alliance says members hope for approval Friday of a schedule for freeing 640 people considered political prisoners
The Associated Press6 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: People welcome spring equinox at Mexican pyramid, Bolivian farmers protest restrictions on growing coca, former Argentine soldiers gets back life-saving helmet decades after Falklands war
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Nicaragua government, opposition to discuss prisoner releaseNicaragua's government and opposition are negotiating how to carry out the release of hundreds of political prisoners arrested in the past year of unrest
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2016 file photo, Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy Moreira Franco arrives to attend a ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. A judge in Rio de Janeiro issued an arrest warrant Thursday, March 21, 2019, for the former minister, who is being investigated in several corruption cases. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption chargesFormer Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil and shows no sign of slowing
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserveMexico launches plan to mark vaquita marina reserve
The Associated Press23 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: People welcome spring equinox at Mexican pyramid, Bolivian farmers protest restrictions on growing coca, former Argentine soldiers gets back life-saving helmet decades after Falklands war
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president of the country, embraces a child at the end of a press conference at a school where he delivered humanitarian aid, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Venezuelan opposition aide is seized, US and allies protestThe top aide to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has been taken away in the middle of the night by masked intelligence agents who broke down his door early
The Associated Press1 day ago
A worker delivers a coffin uses a wheelbarrow to a private morgue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to APAn American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a contract at the country's central bank
The Associated Press1 day ago
Facing arrest warrant, candidate delays return to GuatemalaGuatemalan presidential candidate Thelma Aldana says she's not immediately returning to the country after a warrant was issued for her arrest
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's last penal colony starts new life as nature centerWith last prisoners gone, Mexico's last island penal colony starting new life as nature center
The Associated Press1 day ago
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