Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexican Senate keeps military in policing roleMexico's Congress approved legislation Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups
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Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential voteThousands of opposition supporters have constructed burning barricades to block highways in Honduras in protest of the country's Nov. 26 presidential elections
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Anger grows as Puerto Rico misses power restoration deadlineUnion leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers slammed local and federal officials on Friday as the U.S. territory missed a deadline to restore 95 percent of power as promised by the island's governor
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Peru launches impeachment process against presidentLawmakers in Peru initiated impeachment proceedings Friday against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who is accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal
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Lawmakers in Peru have initiated impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo KuczynskiLawmakers in Peru have initiated impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Kuczynski is in hot water over decade-old payments he received as a consultant to a Brazilian construction firm at the center of Latin America’s biggest-ever graft scandal. (Jorge Silva/Pool photo via AP)
Peru's president fights back against calls to resignPeruvian President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski is scrambling for his political survival as opponents demand he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Mexico's Tigres soccer team clinches the country's championship, while elsewhere in Mexico people honor the Virgin of Guadalupe and in Chile the Palestinian community protests Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
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The Latest: Peru's president vows to fight on; won't resignPeru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is vowing to fight on amid calls for his resignation over decade-old payments his consulting business received from a Brazilian firm at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal
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Peru's president vows to fight on amid calls for his resignation over Odebrecht paymentsPeru's president vows to fight on amid calls for his resignation over Odebrecht payments
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In this court room art, an interpreter, stands as he takes notes while defendant Efrain Antonio Campos Flores, center left, makes a statement in Spanish to the judge during his sentencing hearing in New York, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The interpreter will translate the statement into English and read it back to the judge. Seated at center right is co-defendant Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas. The men, who are nephews of Venezuela's first lady, were sentenced to 18 years in prison for their conviction on drug conspiracy charges. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
Venezuelan 1st lady's 2 nephews get 18 years in prison2 nephews of Venezuela's 1st lady sentenced in New York to 18 years in prison for their conviction on drug conspiracy charges
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Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 yearsA federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere, during which time he fathered her nine children
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Mexican front-runner sets Cabinet ahead of presidential voteFront-runner in Mexico sets cabinet; seeks to soften amnesty proposal
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Brazil president postpones SE Asia trip after minor surgeryThe office of Brazilian President Michel Temer says he is postponing a trip he had scheduled for next month to Southeast Asia following minor surgery for a narrowing of his urethra
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Mexico ups benchmark lending rate ¼-point to 7.25 percentMexico's central bank is raising its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 7.25 percent to try to rein in inflation that continues to outpace targets
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Family of ex-church member denies claims of childhood abuseFamily members of a man who broke with a controversial church based in rural North Carolina have released a video disputing that he was physically and emotionally abused throughout his childhood in the sect
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