Latin America and Caribbean News

Brazil prosecutors to charge Vale, individuals over disasterProsecutors in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais say they will bring charges against mining giant Vale, its German auditor Tuv Sud, and 16 individuals in connection with the dam collapse last January that killed more than 200 people
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Mexico homicide rate edges up in 2019; rate of rise slowsThe number of homicides in Mexico rose to 35,588 in 2019, but the rate of annual increase in murders has slowed
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Venezuela lawmakers again blocked from congress sessionVenezuelan lawmakers opposed to President Nicolás Maduro have called off an attempt to hold a session in the national congress building, saying they wanted to avoid clashes with security forces and armed government supporters blocking entry
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A young Central American migrant is held by fellow migrants as they are blocked by Mexican National Guards after they crossed the Suchiate River with a group of migrants from Guatemala to Mexico, on the riverbank near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States marooned in Guatemala are walking en masse across a river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
100s in river 'no-man's land' after Mexico troops block wayHundreds of Central American migrants have been stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard
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A woman places flowers on the grave of a person who died during the 1989 U.S. military invasion that ousted Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, on the 30th anniversary of the invasion in Panama City, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. According to official figures, 300 Panamanian soldiers and 214 civilians died during the invasion, though the number remains controversial and human rights groups believe it is much higher. Twenty-three U.S. soldiers also perished. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Panama begins exhumation of victims from 1989 US invasionForensic workers in Panama are preparing to exhume the remains of some victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion
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A man paddles along the Calobebora river near the community of El Terron, Panama, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. A pregnant woman, five of her children and a neighbor where round up by about 10 lay preachers at the remote hamlet on Jan. 13 and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them "repent their sins", authorities said. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Survivor recounts confused, chaotic cult rite that killed 7A survivor of the ritual cult ceremonies that killed her daughter and six other people in a remote village in Panama says she was ordered to close her eyes, was beaten and fainted during the ritual
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Central American migrants carry children as they run across the Suchiate River from Guatemala to Mexico, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. More than a thousand Central American migrants hoping to reach United States marooned in Guatemala are walking en masse across a river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
Migrants scuffle with Mexican troops along border riverHundreds of Central American migrants have waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border
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In this Jan. 14, 2020 photo, Rogelio Cabrera, president of the Mexican bishops conference, takes his hand to his forehead after speaking during a news conference in Mexico City. The Mexican bishops conference ended its silence about the Legion of Christ to denounce the new revelations and the Legion's failure to provide "a specific act of justice or reparation for the victims" even after it acknowledged the crimes. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
10 years after Vatican reform, Legion in new abuse crisisThe Legion of Christ religious order says it will conduct an investigation with the Vatican into the cover-up of a horrific case of sexual abuse in which girls as young as 6 were molested by one of its priests in the chapel of its elite private school in Cancun, Mexico
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Morales names his candidate for Bolivia presidential voteFormer Bolivian President Evo Morales has picked ex-Economy Minister Luis Arce Catacora to be his party's presidential candidate in the May 3 elections
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In this Friday, Jan. 10 photo, children play on a hay farm where residents from the Indios neighborhood of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, have set up shelter after earthquakes and amid aftershocks in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. A 6.4 magnitude quake that toppled or damaged hundreds of homes in southwestern Puerto Rico is raising concerns about where displaced families will live, while the island still struggles to rebuild from Hurricane Maria two years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-inPuerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez has fired the heads of the island’s housing and family departments in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria
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2 more bodies found at Tijuana home where US couple buriedMexican authorities have discovered two more bodies at a house in Tijuana where a couple with dual U.S.-Mexico citizenship were found buried earlier in January, allegedly by their son-in-law
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Floods kill at least 6 in southern BrazilAuthorities in southern Brazil say at least six people have died and at least one more is missing Sunday following torrential rains
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A man rests next to the Suchiate River in Ciudad Hidalgo, on the Mexican border with Guatemala, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Mexican authorities have closed a border entry point in southern Mexico after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push across a bridge between Mexico and Guatemala. (AP Photo / Marco Ugarte)
Thousands camp in Guatemala as Mexico blocks migrant pathThe bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala is open again for business Sunday, but few migrants are crossing after a failed attempt to barge through by thousands of Central Americans the previous day
The Associated Press2 days ago
At least 75 flee from Paraguay prison; many from Brazil gangOfficials in Paraguay say at least 75 inmates escaped from a prison near the border with Brazil, and many are members of a notorious Brazilian gang
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Critics say Mexico social programs used for political endsShortly before taking office in October 2018, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador created an army of 18,000 volunteers  to carry out an unusual mission for an administration yet to begin
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