Latin America and Caribbean News

Puerto Rico braces for political upheaval involving governorPuerto Rico’s governor is denying allegations of obstruction of justice as the main opposition party demands she be investigated and hinted at a possible impeachment process in what could be the latest round of political upheaval for the U.S. territory
The Associated Press3 hours ago
2 sons of ex-Panama leader Martinelli arrested in GuatemalaTwo sons of former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli have been arrested in Guatemala as they tried to board a private plane out of the country
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a swearing-in ceremony at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro’s latest education minister offered his resignation Tuesday, June 30, 2020, just days after his appointment, creating a new headache for the embattled leader as he struggles to start a new chapter at the ministry and shore up flagging support. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil's Bolsonaro tested for COVID-19, feels wellBrazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he will be tested for COVID-19 after having an X-ray of his lungs on Monday
The Associated Press6 hours ago
First major Brazilian cities resume classes amid pandemicThe cities of Manaus in the Amazon rainforest and Duque de Caxias, in Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan region on Monday resumed in-person classes at private schools, the two largest cities to do so since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
The Associated Press8 hours ago
AP Photos: Argentines try to find happiness under quarantineThe global coronavirus pandemic has brought illness and death, and for millions terrible economic hardship
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Brazil police finish investigation into National Museum fireBrazil’s Federal Police have wrapped up an investigation into a 2018 fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro that destroyed much of its 20 million artifacts
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this May 11, 2020 file photo, a medical worker wears a mask and face shield at the entrance of the SERMESA hospital in Managua, Nicaragua. While the Pan-American Health Organization urges Nicaragua to take more aggressive measures against the coronavirus pandemic and neighboring countries warily eye its outbreak, President Daniel Ortega’s increasingly authoritarian government seems more focused on hiding the virus than treating it. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)
During pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors face political pressureInside Nicaragua’s public hospitals, the walls are plastered with political propaganda, ruling-party activists ensure no information leaks out, and doctors were once forbidden from wearing masks
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Businessman wins Dominican presidency in virus-marked voteA businessman who has never held elected office has won the presidency of the Dominican Republic, ending a 16-year run in power by a center-left party
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Mexican president says ex-oil chief has offered to talkPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the former head of Mexico’s state oil company has offered to talk about corruption at the company, known as Pemex
The Associated Press1 day ago
Virus fear prompts Mexican town to block road from US borderResidents of the town of Sonoyta, across from Lukeville Arizona, briefly blocked the main road leading south from the U.S. border over fears of coronavirus outbreaks
The Associated Press1 day ago
Electoral officials wear protective masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, while counting ballots after polls closed during the presidential elections, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Dominican Republic chooses leader amid rising COVID-19 casesThe Dominican Republic is holding presidential elections that had already been delayed by the pandemic, even as the count of new infections continues to rise
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's COVID deaths pass 30,000, world's 5th highest totalMexico has topped 30,000 COVID-19 deaths, overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest number of deaths since the pandemic began
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bolsonaro, others shun masks at July 4 celebration in BrazilBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has attended a U.S. Independence Day celebration in Brazil's capital at which participants declined to wear face masks, one day after he vetoed obligatory use of masks in private settings
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico joins international labor agreement on maids' rights The Mexican government says it has formally adhered to the International Labor Organization's Convention 189 on the rights of domestic workers
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue highMexico’s coronavirus outbreak has risen by about 6,740 newly confirmed cases for a second straight day, while 654 deaths raised the country's total to almost 30,000, the sixth-highest highest in the world
The Associated Press3 days ago
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