Latin America and Caribbean News

Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil's Ver-O-Peso marketA taste of exotic Amazonian fruits, medicinal tonics and freshwater fish at Brazil's Ver-O-Peso market
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, left, speaks during negotiations with anti-government protesters as Arnaud Peral Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System and UNDP Representative in Ecuador, right, listen in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. The government and indigenous protesters started negotiations aimed at defusing more than a week of demonstrations that have paralyzed the nation's economy. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Ecuador indigenous, president strike deal to end protestsEcuador President Lenín Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples struck a deal Sunday night to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Anti-government protesters face off with police near the National Assembly during a military curfew in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Deadly protests against a plan to remove fuel subsidies as part of an International Monetary Fund austerity package have gone on for more than a week. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
The Latest: Ecuador president, indigenous leaders set truceEcuadorian President Lenín Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have struck a deal to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Ecuador government, indigenous leaders agree to cancel austerity package and end street protests that left 7 deadEcuador government, indigenous leaders agree to cancel austerity package and end street protests that left 7 dead
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A federal police officer, left, speaks to a migrant carrying a child, right, near Tuzantan, Chiapas state, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Hundreds of migrants were arrested by Mexican authorities as they made their way to Mexico City. (AP Photo/Isabel Mateos)
Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in MexicoHundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America are now corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Thousands join protest called by Haiti's art communityThousands of Haitians joined a protest in the capital called by the art community to demand President Jovenel Moïse resign
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Anti-government demonstrators takes cover behind a barricade during clashes with police in Quito, Ecuador, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Protests, which began when President Lenin Moreno's decision to cut subsidies led to a sharp increase in fuel prices, have persisted for days. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capitalEcuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indigenous protesters march through Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Big jumps in fuel prices after the government ended subsidies last week plunged Ecuador into upheaval, triggering protests, looting, vandalism, clashes with security forces, the blocking of highways and the suspension of parts of its vital oil industry.  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
The Latest: Ecuador's president offers some concessionsPresident Lenín Moreno has announced some concessions in an economic package that was opposed by many Ecuadorians
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrants walk down the Highway 200 en route to Huixtla early in the morning near Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 12, 2019. Migrants from Africa, Cuba, Haiti, and other Central American countries set off early morning by foot from Tapachula to the southern border of the United States. (AP Photo/Isabel Mateos)
Caravan of 2,000 migrants detained in southern MexicoMexican officials broke apart a caravan of around 2,000 migrants that had set out from southern Mexico Saturday in the hopes of reaching the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela denies entry of Guatemala's president-electThe president-elect of Guatemala says officials have blocked him from entering Venezuela where he planned to meet opposition politician Juan Guaidó, a foe of socialist leader Nicolás Maduro
The Associated Press1 day ago
A man drives his motorcycle through a burning barricade during anti-government protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Protesters burned tires and spilled oil on streets in parts of Haiti's capital as they renewed their call for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse just hours after a journalist was shot to death. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Thousands of protesters in Haiti loot stores, battle policeHaitian journalist shot to death as country braces for more violent protests
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mysterious oil spill reaches beach in major Brazilian cityA mysterious oil spill that has polluted at least 150 beaches along Brazil's northeastern coast reached the city of Salvador as officials tried to determine the source of the crude sludge
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico's indigenous Lacandon battle settlers over rainforestMexico's few remaining indigenous Lacandon say settlers are threatening their ancestral home, the last pocket of tropical rainforest in North America
The Associated Press2 days ago
In black and white: Venezuelan fishermen among oil ruinsThe landscape of Venezuela's once robust oil industry lies all around fishermen and their families who live in villages clustered on the edge of Lake Maracaibo
The Associated Press2 days ago
Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industryVenezuela's crumbling oil industry has turned Lake Maracaibo into a wasteland, threatening fishermen who depend on the water for sustenance while destroying the landscape around them
The Associated Press2 days ago
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