Latin America and Caribbean News

US homeland security chief tours Panama jungle migrant campThe acting U.S. homeland security secretary has visited a camp with hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous jungle border crossing from Colombia to Panama
The Associated Press2 hours ago
IMF dispatches technical staff team to ArgentinaThe International Monetary Fund is sending a technical team to Argentina on Saturday to discuss the policy plans of President Mauricio Macri's administration
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Tropical Storm Ivo forecast to weaken in Pacific off MexicoForecasters say Tropical Storm Ivo should weaken gradually in the next couple of days as it moves through the Pacific Ocean parallel to Mexico's western coast without posing a direct threat to land
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Venezuela opposition leader vows to shun early electionVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says that opponents of President Nicolás Maduro won't participate in any early legislative elections he calls
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Roman Catholic priest stabbed to death in Mexico border cityA Roman Catholic priest has been stabbed to death in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas
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Biopsy confirms that Uruguay's president has lung cancerBiopsy confirms that Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has lung cancer
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfallSome of the mystical blue-green jungle lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperatures in the region
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this Aug. 20, 2019 drone photo released by the Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso, brush fires burn in Guaranta do Norte municipality, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year. (Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso via AP)
Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiantAmid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation
The Associated Press14 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Haitian legislators debate inside flooded Parliament chamber, Bolivian firefighters try to contain wildfires, police fatally shoot gunmen who held hostages on bus for hours
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US-Central America talks focus on drug, migrant traffickingOfficials from the United States, Central America and Colombia have agreed at a meeting on drugs and migrant-trafficking to adopt unspecified increased controls to combat people-smuggling as part of a regional effort
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Guatemala certifies result of Aug. 11 presidential voteGuatemala's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has made it official: Alejandro Giammattei will be the country's next president
The Associated Press1 day ago
TS Ivo grows in Pacific off Mexico; Chantal ebbs in AtlanticTropical Storm Ivo has gained strength off the southwestern coast of Mexico but isn't expected to threaten land, while the once-Tropical Storm Chantal is meandering in the Atlantic as a tropical depression far from North America
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 more El Salvador ex-officers to face trial in '81 massacreTwo former military officers in El Salvador will join more than a dozen others in being prosecuted for the 1981 El Mozote massacre, a particularly infamous moment from the Central American nation's civil war
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Mexico fines Cancun airport $3.7 million for taxi monopolyMexico's anti-monopoly agency has fined the Cancun international airport the equivalent of about $3.7 million for not allowing more taxis to compete and lower fares for travelers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico struggles: whether to talk to vigilantes or jail themMexico's government appears to be split about whether it should talk to some armed vigilante groups, or treat them as criminals
The Associated Press1 day ago
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