Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico reported 193,170 "excess deaths" through Sept 26Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country's true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Police in northern Mexico seize two home-made armored carsMexican police have seized two home-made tank-like armored trucks and three other vehicles with less extensive welded-plate bullet-proofing in the northern border town of Ciudad Camargo, which is across from Rio Grande City, Texas
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Mexico seizes industrial-scale meth, fentanyl lab in capitalSoldiers and police in Mexico have seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Bodies of migrants found in fertilizer shipment in ParaguayParaguayan officials say workers have discovered the remains of seven people in a shipment of fertilizer from Serbia
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Maduro foe joins family in Spain after fleeing VenezuelaVenezuela's Leopoldo Lopez has arrived in Spain and been reunited with his family
The Associated Press19 hours ago
People gather at Plaza Italia on the day Chileans voted in a referendum to decide whether the country should replace its 40-year-old constitution, written during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
2/3rds of Chilean voters back rewriting their constitutionChileans have voted overwhelmingly in favor of drafting a new constitution to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombian Dr. Camilo Rodriguez speaks during an interview in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Rodríguez said he arrives to work in one uniform and changes into another when he treats COVID-19 patients. He lost a close friend and mentor to the virus and fears spreading it to his family. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Colombia reaches 1 million confirmed coronavirus casesColombia reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico's former defense secretary, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
US legislators complain to Trump on Mexico energy policyMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has hotly rejected complaints by a group of U.S. lawmakers about government policy favoring state companies in the energy market
The Associated Press1 day ago
Members of the SEBIN intelligence police guard the perimeters of the Spanish ambassador's residence where opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez had been a guest after participating in a failed military uprising, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Lopez left the residence where he had been sheltered since April 2019, and is leaving Venezuela people close to the opposition leader said Saturday. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee VenezuelaThe party of prominent opposition activist Leopoldo López has abandoned the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas and left Venezuela after years of frustrated efforts to oust the nation’s socialist president
The Associated Press1 day ago
Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas and is leaving Venezuela: sourcesProminent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned Spain’s embassy in Caracas and is leaving Venezuela: sources
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican border state of Chihuahua returns to lockdownMexico's northern border state of Chihuahua has returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico ruling party works out leadership dispute on 3rd tryThe Morena party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has finally chosen a leader after two failed, acrimonious tries
The Associated Press2 days ago
Brazil approves import of Chinese shot that Bolsonaro nixedBrazil’s health regulator has authorized the import from China of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus, just days after President Jair Bolsonaro insisted he wouldn’t allow doses to be shipped from the Asian nation
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico rights agency says migrants held without light, waterMexico's National Human Rights Commission says migrants are being held at some government facilities without proper sanitary measures, with migrants with COVID-19 mixed in with those without symptoms
The Associated Press2 days ago
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