Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdownMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country can't turn its back on Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Activists blast Rio gov comment about slum missile strikeA human rights official and community activists are criticizing the governor of Rio de Janeiro state for suggesting that a missile be sent to "blow up" drug traffickers in a local slum
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Brazil's Moro questions authenticity of leaked messagesBrazil's justice minister is questioning the authenticity of leaked personal messages published by a news website that appear to show him when he was still a judge improperly advising prosecutors
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Peruvian migration officers check documents of Venezuelan migrants after stricter entry requirements went into effect, in Tumbes, Peru, Saturday, June 15, 2019. With its relatively stable economy and flexible immigration laws, Peru has become a main destination for millions of Venezuelans escaping hyperinflation, medical shortages and political repression at home. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Peru starts demanding passports, visas from VenezuelansRiot police are guarding Peru's northern border to ensure that only Venezuelan migrants who hold a passport and humanitarian visa can enter the country
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this April 6, 2019 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist to supporters rallying at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Associated Press has learned on Saturday, June 15, 2019, that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's MaduroThe Associated Press has learned that major European nations are weighing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's MaduroThe Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Judge absolves Bolsonaro attacker because of mental illnessA judge in Brazil has absolved the man who stabbed then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in his torso last year, citing his mental illness and ordering him held indefinitely in a prison mental institution
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A group of more than a dozen Honduran migrants ride a raft across the Suchiate river after between Tecun Uman, Guatemala, top, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, June 14, 2019. Raftsmen and riverfront business operators said the flow of migrants through the crossing has slowed since the announcement a few days ago that Mexico's new National Guard would be deploying to the border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico migration chief resigns, prisons director tappedMexico's president is nominating his country's prisons director to replace its immigration chief after the latter presented his letter of resignation
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean auxiliary bishopPope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of the Chilean capital city just 24 days after he appointed him to the post
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Brazilians hold general strike to protest pension overhaulBrazilians angry at the government have staged a general strike that disrupted life in major cities across Latin America's largest country
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Rescue launched for 3 Bolivians trapped in Chile mineChilean authorities say specialized teams have begun an effort to rescue three Bolivians trapped in a mine in northern Chile
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuelan migrants migrants wait to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations, in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens are rushing to enter Peru before the implementation of new entry requirements on migrants fleeing the crisis-wracked South American nation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Venezuelans rush to Peru before new requirements take effectThe United Nations refugee agency says that a record number of Venezuelan migrants have crossed into Peru
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sandra Torres, presidential candidate of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, shakes hands with supporters during her closing campaign rally prior to Sunday's general elections, in Villanueva, Guatemala, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Campaign chaos sows disillusion ahead of Guatemala voteThe road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed some candidacies
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Mexico migrant agency chief presents resignationMexico's National Migration Institute says its top official has presented his resignation to the president
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's National Migration Institute says its top official has presented his resignation to the presidentMexico's National Migration Institute says its top official has presented his resignation to the president
The Associated Press1 day ago
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