Latin America

How Dominicans Are Protesting Across the Globe

From New York City to Prague, here’s how Dominicans are taking a stand.

  • Feb 25, 2020
  • 5:55 PM

As a Young Cuban-American, I’m Defending Bernie Sanders (OPINION)

These disingenuous attacks against Bernie Sanders have been deeply offensive and hurtful, as I see these political hacks using my grandfather’s suffering and that of other political prisoners to advance their cynical political agenda. 

  • Feb 25, 2020
  • 3:50 PM

Chilean President Calls for ‘Stability’ After Weekend Protests

His statements followed a weekend of protests where a confrontation between police and at least 150 protestors happened outside the Viña del Mar music festival.

  • Feb 25, 2020
  • 2:00 PM

Dominicans in Tampa Join Protest Against Canceled Elections

“This is a message from all the Dominicans in the Tampa Bay area who feel outraged and tired of the government over there that has stolen everything,” David Aquino said in Spanish.

  • Feb 25, 2020
  • 10:05 AM

Ex-Guatemala Prosecutor Granted Asylum in US

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s former chief prosecutor said Monday she has been granted asylum in the United States, in the face of charges filed in her home country that she claims are retaliation for her anti-corruption campaign.

  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 9:41 PM

UN Study: 1 of Every 3 Venezuelans Is Facing Hunger

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — One of every three people in Venezuela is struggling to put enough food on the table to meet minimum nutrition requirements as the nation’s severe economic contraction and political upheaval persists, according to a study published Sunday by the U.N. World Food Program.

  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 7:06 PM

Police Officers and Military Exchange Gunfire in Haiti

Police officers protesting pay and working conditions disrupted the first day of Haiti’s Carnival.

  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 12:13 PM

‘Deportation With a Layover:’ US Sends Migrants to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — After he was involved in a fender bender with a gang member, the Honduran delivery driver was in trouble: The accident wasn’t his fault, but he couldn’t pay the damages, and the other driver threatened to kill him.

  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 11:28 AM

AP Interview: Venezuela’s Guaidó Extols Trump Alliance

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that he trusts U.S. President Donald Trump’s “firm and determined” backing following a White House meeting aimed at helping him steer crisis-stricken Venezuela toward a democratic transition.

  • Feb 23, 2020
  • 12:09 PM

AP Exclusive: DEA Agent Accused of Conspiring With Cartel

MIAMI (AP) — A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighting.

  • Feb 22, 2020
  • 10:32 AM

Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Election Postponement

Protestors accuse the Board of corruption after elections were suspended on Sunday.

  • Feb 21, 2020
  • 1:58 PM

AP Exclusive: Maduro Taps DC Firm to Fight US Sanctions

MIAMI (AP) — A top official for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government has hired a Washington law firm that also represents Turkey, taking over from another legal team that backed out last month following an outcry from critics who accused it of collaborating with a repressive regime.

  • Feb 21, 2020
  • 1:38 PM

UN Envoy: Haiti’s Political Crisis Sends Economy Tumbling

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The political impasse that has paralyzed Haiti is sending its economy deeper into recession, with 4.6 million people needing humanitarian aid, and there is no immediate end in sight, the U.N. envoy for Haiti said Thursday.

  • Feb 21, 2020
  • 8:23 AM

Bolivia Bars Ex-President Morales From Running for Senate

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Thursday rejected the candidacy of former President Evo Morales for a Senate seat in May’s elections because he does not reside in the South American country, a decision the ousted leader called a “blow to democracy.”

  • Feb 21, 2020
  • 7:52 AM

Impunity Reigns in the Murder of Samir Flores

The Indigenous Náhuatl farmer, radio producer, and environmental activist was killed a day after he publicly spoke out against the Morelos Integral Project (MIP).

  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 5:25 PM

Uber Resumes Operating in Colombia After 3-Week Hiatus

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Uber restarted operations in Colombia Thursday after shutting down its app for almost three weeks, saying it had found “new alternatives” to work legally in the Latin American country, one of several where the company has faced resistance from unions and legislators.

  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 3:24 PM

Venezuelan Police Search Home of Guaidó’s Detained Uncle

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said military police raided the home of his uncle early Thursday, a week after the relative was arrested on his return with Guaidó to Venezuela.

  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 1:44 PM

Thousands of Women Rally for Legal Abortion in Argentina

Human rights groups estimate that as many as 450,000 illegal and unsafe abortions occur in the country every year.

  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 11:00 AM

Mexico City Arrests 2 Suspects in Death of 7-Year-Old Girl

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said late Wednesday they arrested a woman and a man suspected in the kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl whose dead body was found wrapped in a plastic bag days later, a case that has provoked outrage in Mexico as the latest brutal example of killings of women and girls.

  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 10:25 AM

Venezuelans React to US Sanctions Targeting Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The debate over fresh U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing out Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro played out Wednesday across the crisis-stricken nation—including a bustling Caracas bus terminal.

  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 10:07 AM

After Canceled Elections and Fraud Accusations, Dominicans Join Protests Demanding Justice

As protests continue to mount just a week before annual independence day celebrations, Dominicans are wondering if theirs is a true democracy.

  • Feb 19, 2020
  • 5:10 PM