Blackwater Founder Prince Visited Venezuela’s Sanctioned VP

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Prince, a major Trump donor and the founder of controversial security firm formerly known as Blackwater, traveled to Caracas last month for a secret meeting with Venezuela’s vice president, according to several people familiar with the visit.

  • Dec 14, 2019
  • 1:18 PM

El Salvador Court Gives Hefty Sentences in Mass Gang Trial

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants, authorities said Friday.

  • Dec 14, 2019
  • 10:36 AM

US Sanctions Daniel Ortega’s Son for Corruption and Money Laundering

DNP Petronic, a publicly purchased company, has allegedly been used to funnel money into the Ortega family through non-competitive Nicaraguan contracts.

  • Dec 13, 2019
  • 1:54 PM

US Sends First Non-Guatemalan Migrant Families to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala on Thursday received the first families of migrants sent by the United States under an agreement to return non-Guatemalans who passed through that country on their way to the U.S. border.

  • Dec 13, 2019
  • 8:40 AM

Chile: Plane That Vanished en Route to Antarctica Found

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Searchers combing Antarctic seas have recovered parts of a military transport plane and human remains belonging to some of the 38 people aboard who vanished en route to the frozen continent, Chilean officials said Thursday.

  • Dec 12, 2019
  • 4:18 PM

Haitian Migrants Face Deportation and Stigma in Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas

At least 340 Haitian migrant workers have been deported since Hurricane Dorian hit the island.

  • Dec 12, 2019
  • 4:12 PM

IN THE HEIGHTS Dreams Big in Newly Released Movie Trailer (VIDEO)

The In The Heights trailer dropped this morning and it makes you feel that, just like the characters in the movie, summer of 2020 will be full of dreams. 

  • Dec 12, 2019
  • 2:04 PM

Report: Nicaraguan Anti-Government Protesters Were Tortured in Jail

The NGO compiled 56 interviews from ex-prisoners who reported sexual violence, suffocation, beatings, electric shocks, cigarette burns and constant verbal abuse.

  • Dec 12, 2019
  • 1:05 PM

Immigrant Advocates Sue US Over Yanked Detention Hotline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates sued the Trump administration Tuesday for ending a free hotline that allowed detained immigrants to report concerns about custody conditions after it was featured on the show “Orange Is the New Black.”

  • Dec 11, 2019
  • 3:43 PM

Latino USA Presents: Puerto Crypto

In March 2018, just months after Hurricane María, an eccentric group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts arrived in Puerto Rico. Latino USA follows them for almost two years, from crypto-boom to crypto-bust.

  • Dec 11, 2019
  • 1:52 PM

Alberto Fernández Sworn in as Argentina’s New President

Former president Cristina Fernández will serve as the vice president.

  • Dec 11, 2019
  • 12:24 PM

In Mexico, Effeminate Zapata Painting Draws Fury

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A painting showing Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata nude and in an effeminate pose has drawn the ire of some of Zapata’s descendants and led about 100 farmers to block the entrance to the building where it was on display Tuesday.

  • Dec 11, 2019
  • 9:37 AM

In Puerto Rico, a Government Employee, Telemundo Host and Others Accused of Making Racist Remarks Against Miss Universe

“Nothing like a beauty contest to uncover the disgusting racism that is lived in Puerto Rico every day,” the group Colectiva Feminista en Construcción said.

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 4:38 PM

UN Report Finds Latin American Discontent Tied to New Form of Inequality

“Other manifestations of inequality are more evident, like segregation, lack of social mobility, not having a voice in politics,” UNDP Director Luis López-Calva said.

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 12:16 PM

Alberto Fernández Inaugurated as President of Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández assumed the presidency of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country to the ranks of left-leaning nations at a moment of right-wing resurgence in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 11:35 AM

AP Explains: Peronism Returns in Argentina Amid Crisis

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández becomes president of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country’s Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty.

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 10:34 AM

Senior Scholars See Tenure Denial at Harvard as Undermining Latinx Students

The letter presents a critical indictment of Harvard’s ability to properly evaluate Lorgia García Peña’s scholarship and to understand the invaluable contributions that Latinx and Ethnic Studies make to the larger academic community.

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 9:56 AM

Brazil Asks Wealthy Nations to Help Stop Deforestation at COP25

Germany and Norway already donated more than $1.2 billion to Brazil’s deforestation efforts.

  • Dec 9, 2019
  • 2:47 PM

Protests Subside, But Economic Aftershocks Rattle Haitians

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations.

  • Dec 7, 2019
  • 12:34 PM

Male Video Takes on Viral Feminist Anthem Stir Ire in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women.

  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 4:50 PM

Reporter Freed From Immigration Custody Settles Lawsuits

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who spent 15 months in immigration detention following his arrest during a protest has reached a legal settlement in a lawsuit against two governments in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 1:59 PM