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Puerto Rican and Allied Groups Decry Trump’s Plan to Raid Disaster Funds

“Trump’s proposal is an abominable sleight of hand.”

  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 3:34 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

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

Companies Argue Against Proposal Not to House Separated Kids

Alex Friedmann, associate director of the Human Rights Defense Center, has submitted shareholder resolutions on the subject for a vote at the companies’ annual meetings.

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 8:27 am

Colombia’s Peace Court Weighs Truth, Justice and Mistrust

One by one, many of the victims of Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict are providing brutal testimony to a new Special Peace Jurisdiction that is one of the most controversial aspects of the 2016 peace accord between Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 11:23 am

Trump Appeals to Taxpayers for Border Wall Funding

What is unprecedented, authorities say, is the number of women and children arriving at the border, many seeking legal asylum in the country.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 10:32 am

Historic Guatemalan Anti-Corruption Battle Endangered

The U.N. anti-corruption commission, known by its initials as the CICIG, has angered President Jimmy Morales after it helped investigate him, his sons and his brother on accusations of corruption they deny.

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 5:26 pm

South America Bloc’s Woes Leave Architectural Gem Forlorn

Where will Unasur go next?

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 11:35 am

Growing Opioid Crisis Adds to Puerto Rico’s Problems

More than 600 fentanyl-related overdoses and 60 deaths were reported in Puerto Rico in 2017, largely before Hurricane María, up from 200 and eight the previous year.

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • 1:00 pm

Colombia’s Coca Substitution Plan Is Bringing Death and Discord to the Putumayo Region

While the program was supposed to create new opportunities for sustainable development, it has also destabilized an already precarious “post-conflict” transition.

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • 12:18 pm

Vatican: Argentine Bishop at Holy See Under Investigation

In a statement to The Associated Press, spokesman Alessandro Gisotti stressed that the allegations against Gustavo Zanchetta.

  • Jan 4, 2019
  • 10:30 am

Mexico Urges Thorough Probe Into Border Tear Gas Incident

In a statement Thursday, the ministry said through its embassy that it lamented any violent acts along its border. It reiterated its commitment to the safety of migrants.

  • Jan 4, 2019
  • 10:15 am

‘Mr. Resistance’ Mitt Romney Tells CNN, ‘I Would Vote for the Border Wall’

“I’ve made that part of my platform for many, many years,” the 2012 Republican presidential candidate said.

  • Jan 3, 2019
  • 12:19 pm

Guatemala Village Mourns 2nd Child to Die in US Custody

White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit an 8-year-old.

  • Jan 2, 2019
  • 2:05 pm

US Fires Tear Gas Across Mexico Border to Stop Migrants

An Associated Press photographer witnessed at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana’s beach early Tuesday.

  • Jan 1, 2019
  • 5:27 pm

Ocasio-Cortez Wins the 2018 Rebelde of the Year

In a landslide.

  • Dec 31, 2018
  • 11:29 am

Latino Support for GOP Steady Despite Trump Immigration Talk

In November’s elections, 32 percent of Latinos voted for Republicans, according to AP VoteCast data.

  • Dec 28, 2018
  • 11:45 am

Texas Shelters Grapple With More Migrants Released by US

Ruben Garcia of Annunciation House said Thursday that nonprofit groups have had to expand their services because more people are crossing the border and the government doesn’t have the space to hold them.

  • Dec 28, 2018
  • 11:10 am