Latin America

Category 3 Hurricane Humberto Lashes Bermuda

With reports of strong winds of up to 104 mph across the island and forecasts of up to 6 inches of rain, Governor John Rankin urged residents to stay indoors.

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 12:35 PM

Mexico Still Has Much Rebuilding to Do From 2017 Quake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of 2017 earthquakes that killed more than 500 people and a devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead.

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 11:03 AM

AP Interview: Nicaragua Opposition Leader Sees Long Road

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Opposition leader Félix Maradiaga said Thursday after returning to Nicaragua from 14 months in exile that he will not leave again, even though he believes President Daniel Ortega has imposed a “peace of the graveyard.”

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 9:55 AM

A Museum in Bolivia Pays Homage to President Evo Morales

ORINOCA, Bolivia (AP) — From the air, it stands like a concrete fortress amid the humble adobe and brick homes in the remote town of Orinoca high up in the desert of the Bolivian altiplano.

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 9:27 AM

US, Latin America Allies to Weigh Sanctions on Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colombia’s ambassador to the U.S. says 18 countries of the Americas will meet Monday to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela.

  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 5:36 PM

Amazon Tribe in Brazil Patrols Territory, Braces for Fight

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS RESERVE, Brazil (AP) — Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there is talk of a looming conflict over land.

  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 3:33 PM

More Than 300 Land Activists Killed in Brazil Over Last Decade, Rights Group Says

The report documented how illegal logging and forest fires are linked to violence against activists in the region.

  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 12:39 PM

Cries in the Night: Life in the Limbo of a Mexican Shelter

JUÁREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob.

  • Sep 18, 2019
  • 8:51 AM

Venezuelan Minority Group to Negotiate With Maduro

The minority group, which represents less than 10% of the seats held in the National Assembly, signed the agreement while appearing on state television.

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 11:37 AM

After 6 Years of Struggle, First LGBT Couple to Request Marriage in Ecuador Says ‘I Do’

Pamela Troya and Gabriela Correa spent six years fighting Ecuador’s justice system for the right to marry.

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 10:31 AM

To Revolution or Not to Revolution: Puerto Rico After #RickyRenuncia

After an exceptional summer, during which massive civil protests ousted pro-statehood Governor Ricardo Rosselló, the Ancien Regime, like Rasputin, refuses to die. Instead, it spins the truth and mutates—right back into itself.

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 8:48 AM

Split Emerges in Venezuela Opposition Over Talks With Gov’t

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed Monday to enter negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro’s government without the participation of U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó, eroding his efforts to hold together a coalition to confront the socialist administration.

  • Sep 16, 2019
  • 5:03 PM

US, Brazil Hold High-Level Dialogue on Trade

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that both countries agreed to increase trade and invest in biodiversity in the Amazon.

  • Sep 16, 2019
  • 1:23 PM

Spain Won’t Extradite Venezuela’s Ex-Spymaster to US

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court on Monday rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges.

  • Sep 16, 2019
  • 10:16 AM

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Denies Ties to Criminal Gang

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó rejected allegations Friday that he has ties to an illegal armed group in Colombia, as officials launched an investigation based on photos appearing in social media purportedly showing him posing with members of the gang.

  • Sep 14, 2019
  • 12:51 PM

Today’s Fresh Hell in Immigration: ‘Remain in Mexico’

The “Remain in Mexico” policy violates United States treaty obligations (of non-refoulement), the Immigration and Nationality Act, and more.

  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1:12 PM

Turning the Tide: In Loíza, Puerto Rico, a Community Fights for Its Future

The largely Afro-Caribbean community of Parcelas Suárez is starved of economic resources and faces another major challenge: drastic coastal erosion from strong Atlantic currents.

  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 12:26 PM

Paraguay May Strengthen Military After Alleged Gang Leader Escapes

President Mario Abdo Benítez announced plans to amend the constitution to give the military a larger role in combating gangs.

  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 12:00 PM

A New Face at the Reins of US Diplomacy Toward Latin America

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — The new acting head of U.S. diplomacy toward Latin America is a seasoned envoy who once floated the idea of going into Chile unilaterally to snatch a politically powerful general who was behind the murder of a leftist politician in Washington in the 1970s.

  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 11:44 AM

Supreme Court Accepts New Asylum Restrictions on Central Americans

Asylum will only be granted to immigrants who have been denied asylum in another country or who have been victims of “severe” human trafficking.

  • Sep 12, 2019
  • 10:36 AM

Ex-Venezuelan Spymaster Won’t Waive Extradition to US

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela’s former military spy chief told a Spanish court on Thursday that he won’t waive extradition to the United States, claiming that the drug smuggling and other charges against him are politically motivated.

  • Sep 12, 2019
  • 8:50 AM