Latin America and Caribbean News

Ecuador orders arrest of former foreign ministerAn Ecuadorian judge has ordered the arrest of a former foreign minister linked to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was evicted from the country's London embassy last week
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
In Peru, supporters mourn ex-leader Garcia after suicideLarge crowds have joined the funeral procession of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who killed himself after authorities arrived at his home to arrest him for alleged involvement in a corruption case
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Nicaraguans use Good Friday processions to protestGood Friday religious processions in Nicaragua's capital have taken a decidedly political tone as residents seize on a rare opportunity to renew their protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Brazil leader wants to ease laws on carrying gunsBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says his administration will soon introduce legislation to make it easier to carry guns in public and expand protections for people who kill in defense of their lives or property
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: An ex-Peruvian president kills himself and another is hospitalized, Latin Americans attend Holy Week observances, Venezuelans find ways to slip into Colombia
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Brazil judge reverses order censoring news sitesA judge on Brazil's top court has cancelled a ruling that forced two news sites to remove reports that a corruption investigation had included a reference to the court's president
The Associated Press5 hours ago
People walk through a piece titled "Ancestral Hall of the Wang Family," part of an ancient Chinese construction rescued by Chinese concept artist and government critic Ai Weiwei, at the Contemporary Art University Museum (MUAC ) in Mexico City, Mexico, Saturday, April 13, 2019. The piece creates a striking contrast between the remote memory of his country and the recent memory of Mexico, at the exhibit titled "Reestablish Memories." (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican studentsChinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014, and from that encounter sprang his new exhibit in the Mexican capital
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Russia's ambassador to Venezuela, Vladimir Zaemskiy, gives an interview in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. As Venezuela’s reliance on Russia grows amid the country’s unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin’s point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe DoctrineAs Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Brazil farmer arrested again in American missionary's murderPolice in Brazil have again arrested a farmer convicted of ordering the 2005 assassination of American missionary Dorothy Stang
The Associated Press1 day ago
Peru ponders corruption probe's cost after shocking suicideAs Peruvians begin mourning former President Alan Garcia after his shocking suicide, a debate is swirling on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption?
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pura Castell walks to a government-run butcher shop to buy chicken, after failing to find chicken the previous day in Bauta, Cuba, Friday, April 12, 2019. “I’ve taken care of myself my whole life,” said Castell, a retired janitor. “I don’t just sit on my hands. I’m worn out but I walk all over town.”   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisisAfter two decades of relative stability fueled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans
The Associated Press1 day ago
Group: Americas saw greatest deterioration of press freedomReporters without Borders says the Americas is the region of the world that saw the largest deterioration of press freedom last year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Residents stand inside the Plaza del Mercado in the Rio Piedras area of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since MariaNew Census data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria _ what one demographer says is the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island
The Associated Press1 day ago
Flowers stand outside the party headquarters of Peru's late President Alan Garcia soon before his wake takes place in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Garcia shot himself in the head and died Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a massive graft probe that has put the country's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
The Latest: Memorial held for ex-Peru leader who killed selfThe body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has been taken to the headquarters of his political party for a memorial service, after he fatally shot himself in the head as authorities arrived at his home to detain him in a corruption investigation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rightsDozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country
The Associated Press1 day ago
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