Latin America and Caribbean News

A Honduran asylum seeker embrace an activist for migrant rights on U.S. soil at San Diego's Otay Mesa port of entry, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Asylum seekers stake claims on patch of US soil at borderSeveral asylum seekers, waited on a small patch of U.S. soil for hours demanding that their claims be processed immediately, challenging a U.S. policy to make people wait in Mexico if there are capacity constraints
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Venezuelan migrants hit Peru's street, dancing to surviveA trio of Venezuelan migrants is eking out a living 90 seconds at a time on a busy intersection of Peru's capital _ doing acrobatics and breakdancing to survive after fleeing their homeland's economic crisis
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo, immigrants who entered the United States illegally are deported on a flight to El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. An obscure division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operates hundreds of flights each year to remove immigrants. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Deported immigrants get their last flight on 'ICE Air'An obscure division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operates hundreds of flights each year to remove immigrants
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Kidnapped relative of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez freedA relative of the late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been freed after being kidnapped and held for ransom for over three months
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Brazil police say faith healer has turned himself inBrazilian police in the central state of Goias say the celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has surrendered to authorities after spending nearly a day as a fugitive
The Associated Press1 day ago
Exodus from Venezuela leaves families divided across bordersWhen Emili Espinoza was finally able to make a video call to the 3-year-old son she hadn't seen since fleeing Venezuela months before, the little boy named Elvis didn't recognize her
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016 file photo, a tanker truck waits at the storage and dispatch terminal of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico's state-owned oil company, in the port of Veracruz, Mexico.  Mexico plans to boost crude production at state oil company Pemex by 45% over the next six years as the country invests more heavily to stem declines in output and revenue.  President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.  the goal is for Pemex to produce 2.40 million barrels a day of crude, up from 1.65 million currently (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Mexico aims to boost crude output by 45 percent before 2025Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is detailing plans to "rescue" the national oil industry by boosting crude production at the state-owned oil company by 45 percent before 2025
The Associated Press2 days ago
Elvira Choc, 59, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal's grandmother, rests her head on her hand in front of her house in Raxruha, Guatemala, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The 7-year old girl died in a Texas hospital, two days after being taken into custody by border patrol agents in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan villageJakelin Caal Maquin had received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from her impoverished Guatemalan village
The Associated Press2 days ago
Brazil's gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremonyAbout forty gay couples have gotten married in downtown Sao Paulo, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage.
The Associated Press2 days ago
3 police, 1 marine killed in violent Mexico clashesMexico's federal police say three agents have been killed in an attack in the western state of Michoacan
The Associated Press3 days ago
Brazilian president orders extradition of Cesare BattistiBrazil's President Michel Temer has ordered the extradition of an Italian communist militant convicted of murder in his home country
The Associated Press3 days ago
An employee walks through a ransacked office of the non-governmental organization Popol Na Foundation, in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Nicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and Confidencial on Thursday, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Nicaraguan police raid NGO offices, seize recordsNicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they sought the government's overthrow
The Associated Press3 days ago
Brazil faith healer wanted by police as abuse cases mountBrazilian police are seeking to arrest a celebrity faith healer after more than 300 people came forward with allegations of sexual abuse
The Associated Press3 days ago
A member of the Caracas media union takes a selfie backdropped by the El Nacional newspaper printing room in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Venezuela's last nationally circulated, anti-government newspaper stopped publishing its print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages. El Nacional's final edition published Friday after 75 years in print. It will become an exclusively online publication. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela's El Nacional publishes last print editionVenezuela's last nationally circulated anti-government newspaper published its final print edition amid unrelenting government pressure and paper shortages
The Associated Press3 days ago
UN: Venezuela exodus likely to swell to 5.3 million in 2019The United Nations says the number of Venezuelans fleeing their country's economic and humanitarian crisis is expected to reach 5.3 million by the end of 2019 in what has become the largest exodus in modern Latin American history
The Associated Press3 days ago
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