Latin America and Caribbean News

Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victimsThe Vatican's sex abuse investigator has begun a series of meetings in Chile with abuse victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country's most notorious pedophile priest
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Brazil's Congress approves military intervention in RioBrazil's lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces as soldiers and police spread out throughout in the city to combat rising crime
The Associated Press9 hours ago
El Salvador detains 3 officers in torture, abduction casePolice in El Salvador have arrested two colonels and a lieutenant colonel in the case of eight soldiers convicted last year of torture and abduction
The Associated Press10 hours ago
More big parties join Venezuela ballot boycott: officialVenezuelan's major opposition groups are edging closer to an all-out boycott of an upcoming presidential election, warning the vote won't be free or fair
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this Feb. 6, 2018 photo, bakery workers make deserts at Danubio bakery in Caracas, Venezuela. Many long-time employees have fled the country and called from abroad to tell their former boss they're not returning, and other days word spreads of a market selling discounted flour, so everybody leaves to get in line. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meetAbsenteeism among workers is rampant in Venezuela as the oil-rich nation sinks deeper into economic and political crisis
The Associated Press1 day ago
Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried againA court in Peru has determined that former Peruvian strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in MexicoA gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering TexasMexican marines have captured an alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel in the border state of Tamaulipas
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisisBrazilian leaders are saying that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a test case for other violent areas of Brazil
The Associated Press1 day ago
Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power companyA judge has approved a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power company that officials say will help keep the agency operating until late March
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agentsMexico's federal Attorney General's Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a video by a drug gang
The Associated Press1 day ago
5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, but no damage reportedThe U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary 5.9 magnitude has struck in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area
The Associated Press2 days ago
Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential raceThree presidential candidates in Mexico have accepted the nominations of the country's main parties for the July 1 election
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamiteBolivian authorities now say that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas tanks as initially thought
The Associated Press2 days ago
Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYCA key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal says he feels his story finally has been heard after meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator for more than three hours
The Associated Press3 days ago
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