Latin America

AP Exclusive: Vatican Knew of Argentine Bishop Misconduct

The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that Gustavo Zanchetta had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians.

  • Jan 20, 2019
  • 2:21 pm

Fireball at Illegal Mexico Pipeline Tap Kills 66; 85 Missing

Just a few feet from where the pipeline passed through an alfalfa field, the dead seem to have fallen in heaps, perhaps as they stumbled over each other or tried to help one another in the moments after a geyser of gasoline shot into the air Friday.

  • Jan 19, 2019
  • 3:50 pm

Car Bomb Kills at Least 21 in Bogotá

The attack at the Santander General School may have been a suicide bombing, an act of violence that would be unprecedented in Colombia’s history.

  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 1:33 pm

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Makes Stumbling Start as President

The far-right leader’s first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes.

  • Jan 18, 2019
  • 10:10 am

Venezuela’s Opposition Calls Maduro’s Government Illegitimate

The opposition-controlled legislative body approved tentative resolutions in an effort to promote a transitional government.

  • Jan 17, 2019
  • 7:00 am

After Crossing Into Guatemala, Migrants Set Sights on Mexico

Migrants leaving Central America routinely cite widespread poverty, lack of opportunity and rampant gang violence as their motivation.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 4:12 pm

Street Singer Gives Voice to Venezuela’s Growing Diaspora

Reyna’s Perdomo song has become the unofficial anthem of Venezuelans who have left their country.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 3:27 pm

Brazil’s President Relaxes Gun Laws, More Changes Expected

Brazilians will no longer have to explain their desire for a gun to a police official, and each person can own four guns, up from two.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 11:29 am

New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Makes First Border Crossing

About 500 people, including dozens of children, lined up to show their documents to a first line of unarmed security personnel at the Agua Caliente border crossing Tuesday night.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 8:15 am

Chilean Bishops Meet With Pope Francis to Discuss Abuse Crisis

Since his trip to Chile last year, the Vatican and the Chilean Church have taken steps to ameliorate the scandal.

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 11:40 am

Trump’s Cuba Policy Hurts Private Sector, New Figures Say

It has had a devastating effect on owners and employees of the country’s 24,185 private bed-and-breakfasts and 2,170 private restaurants known as paladares.

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 10:11 am

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested Amid Standoff With Maduro

Venezuela’s National Assembly president Juan Guaidó, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales gestures before a crowd of opposition supporters during an open meeting in Caraballeda, Vargas State, Venezuela, on January 13, 2019. (Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 1:18 pm

Chilean Bishops Meet Francis Year After Disastrous Pope Trip

Last year, Francis defended a bishop accused of covering for a notorious sexual predator in Chile.

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 11:21 am

Venezuelan Congress Leader Briefly Detained Amid Standoff

A video circulating on social media purports to show the moment in which Juan Guaidó is intercepted on his way to an anti-government “Citizens’ Meeting” in the port city of La Guaira.

  • Jan 13, 2019
  • 2:24 pm

These Teen Girls Are Sharing Their Guatemalan Culture Through Photos

“No one should be ashamed of who they are, what they wear, how they speak.”

  • Jan 12, 2019
  • 9:56 am

Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice Resigns in Protest

The letter, circulating widely on social media, was accompanied by a photograph of judge Rafael Solís Cerda’s government-issued ID.

  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1:56 pm

Venezuela’s Maduro Begins 2nd Term Amid Widespread Criticism

The governments of Paraguay and Peru announced they will withdraw diplomats from Venezuela.

  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1:34 pm

Venezuela’s Maduro Celebrates 2nd Term as Crisis Deepens

Seventeen Latin American governments, the United States and Canada rejected the legitimacy of Maduro’s next term in a measure adopted Thursday.

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 3:52 pm

2018 Cuba Poll: Support for the Embargo on the Rise Among Cuban-Americans

Most voted Republican in midterms, yet support Obama-era policies.

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 3:13 pm

López Obrador Delivers Emotional Appeal to Mexicans Amid Fuel Shortage

Organized gangs drill roughly 42 illegal taps into government pipelines daily, costing the country $3 billion per year.

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 1:25 pm