Latin America

President of Honduras Says He Faces No US Criminal Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández assured on Tuesday he faces no criminal charges in the United States and said recent allegations by U.S. federal prosecutors were based on drug traffickers trying to take revenge against him.

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 5:21 PM

Guatemalans Worry About Graft After Giammattei Wins Election

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Few took to Guatemala’s streets to celebrate Monday after Alejandro Giammattei overwhelmingly won election as the country’s next president, with some questioning how he would tackle the corruption, violence and insufficient economic opportunity that has driven tens of thousands to flee the Central American nation.

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 10:52 AM

New Trump Rule Aims to Limit Legal Immigration

Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), said the rule would focus on legal immigrants “who are self-sufficient.”

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 10:43 AM

AP Explains: A Look at Argentine Turmoil After Primary Vote

The perennial seesaw of Argentina’s political and economic fortunes has pitched the South American country into more upheaval after an overwhelming primary election loss for the government of President Mauricio Macri.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 5:26 PM

Conservative Giammattei Elected New President of Guatemala

Abstentions marked the election, with only around 60% of Guatemalans casting their vote yesterday.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 11:32 AM

Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control.

  • Aug 11, 2019
  • 1:17 PM

New Data Shows Deforestation Intensified In The Amazon

In comparison to July 2018, deforestation in the Amazon this past month grew by 278 percent.

  • Aug 7, 2019
  • 11:59 AM

US Sanctions on Venezuela Now a Total Economic Embargo

With an executive order, the U.S. government has frozen all economic assets belonging to President Nicolás Maduro and his associates.

  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 12:16 PM

Mexico Threatens Legal Action Against US After El Paso Shooting

President Donald Trump, who expressed his condolences via social media hours after the attacks, has been criticized for fueling hate for his divisive rhetoric online and at campaign rallies.

  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 1:03 PM

Norway: Talks Between Venezuela Gov’t, Opposition to Proceed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Norway’s foreign ministry said Friday that the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition led by Juan Guaidó will continue their negotiations on resolving the political standoff in the South American country.

  • Aug 3, 2019
  • 1:00 PM

Succession Uncertainty Looms as Rosselló Is Set to Step Down in Puerto Rico

The Associated Press called the situation a “full-blown” constitutional crisis.

  • Aug 2, 2019
  • 11:26 AM

800 Asylum Seekers Returned to Wait in Mexican Border City

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — The United States government has sent about 800 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to this northern Mexico border city since expanding its controversial “remain in Mexico” program to the easternmost point on the shared border two weeks ago, Mexican authorities say.

  • Aug 2, 2019
  • 9:21 AM

Paraguayan Lawmakers Call Vote to Decide Whether to Impeach President Benítez

The vote comes following a secret energy deal with Brazil that surfaced this week.

  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 12:38 PM

Nicaraguan Opposition Slams Government’s No Show at Talks

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan opposition leaders returned to the negotiating table Wednesday at a business center where talks on resolving the country’s political crisis stalled months ago, but there was nobody there to talk to.

  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 11:48 AM

US Homeland Security Discusses Asylum Agreement in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Homeland Security held discussions behind closed doors in Guatemala on Wednesday on an agreement that would force many asylum seekers to file claims in the Central American country instead of the United States.

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 5:31 PM

ACLU: Nearly 1,000 Child Migrants Separated at Border Since 2018

The ACLU filing states that “systematic” separations occurred based on minor criminal history, dubious allegations of unfitness, and “errors identifying bona fide child-parent relationships.”

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 12:01 PM

She Advocates for the ‘Forgotten’: Salvadorans in US Jails

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Carlos thought his life was over when in 1993 a Los Angeles judge sentenced him to 45 years in prison for murder.

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • 4:32 AM

Another Brutal Prison Riot Leaves at Least 57 Dead in Brazil

Yesterday’s riot became the deadliest this year in Brazil.

  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 3:28 PM

Mexico Says Number of Migrants Down 39% Since May

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Tuesday the number of mainly Central American migrants traveling through the country to reach the U.S. border has declined by 39% since May.

  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 3:27 PM

Venezuela Migrants Propel Billion-Dollar Delivery App

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — It’s six in the morning and Samuel Romero is already pulling his bicycle out of a small garage.

  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 1:11 PM

Puerto Rico’s Future Uncertain as Wanda Vázquez States She Doesn’t Want Governor Position

“I reiterate, I have no interest in occupying the position of governor,” Vázquez tweeted.

  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 1:08 PM