Latin America and Caribbean News

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 Press9 hours 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 Press9 hours 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 Press10 hours 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 Press11 hours ago
Strong police presence prevents march in NicaraguaHundreds of police in Nicaragua have prevented a march to commemorate a year since protesters took to the streets to oppose the government of President Daniel Ortega
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Brazil top court criticized for order to block news storiesBrazil's attorney general is accusing the nation's highest court of violating the constitution with an order for news organizations to withdraw some online reports on a corruption investigation that include references to one of the tribunal's justices
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Argentina to freeze prices of goods in bid to tame inflationArgentina's government is freezing the prices of 60 essential products and some services in a bid to tame spiraling inflation
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this May 15, 1988 file photo, President of Peru Alan García visits with Pope John Paul II in the Presidential Palace, in Lima, Peru. Current Peruvian President Martinez Vizcarra said Garcia, the 69-year-old former head of state died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, after undergoing emergency surgery in Lima. Garcia shot himself in the head early Wednesday as police came to detain him in connection with a corruption probe.  (AP Photo, File)
Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69Alan García, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, shot himself and died on Wednesday at the age of 69
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Ex-Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in head amid corruption probeEx-Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in head amid corruption probe
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A woman holds out her shirt that reads in Spanish "Alan Peru" during his wake at his party's headquarters 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)
As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills selfFormer Peruvian President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Lawyer for Former Peruvian President Alan García says leader shot himself before being detained by policeLawyer for Former Peruvian President Alan García says leader shot himself before being detained by police
The Associated Press1 day ago
Peru's ex-president Kuczynski hospitalized after jailingFormer Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has been hospitalized days after he was detained as part of a money laundering probe into his ties to the company at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mayan Train's fast track raising concerns in MexicoMexico's new president has fast-tracked what could be the country's biggest infrastructure project in a century, but experts warn that the pace of planning the Mayan Train could threaten its feasibility, the environment and the people it's meant to help
The Associated Press1 day ago
Moreno: Assange used to coordinate hackers from the embassyEcuador's president is accusing Julian Assange of hosting numerous hackers at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to give them directions on how to propagate information on topics important to the WikiLeaks founder and his financiers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico president sets aside education reformMexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has ordered his cabinet ministers to ignore the education reforms put in place by the previous administration while the congress tries to work out replacement legislation
The Associated Press1 day ago
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