Latin America and Caribbean News

FBI arrests Puerto Rico producer in government chat scandalThe FBI has arrested a radio producer in Puerto Rico for allegedly trying to extort money from a government official to prevent the release of private messages that would “burn down Puerto Rico.”
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pedro Nuñez wears a mask embroidered with the image of a "catrina" during the COVID-19 pandemic as he waits for clients at his kiosk where he sells sweets and soft drinks on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexico near approving Russian vaccine, with little dataMexico is close to granting approval for Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, with lots of spy drama but little public data available
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Criminals in Mexico exploit desperation for oxygen canistersHigh rates of coronavirus infection have led Mexico to crack down on the illicit trade in oxygen canisters, though thieves are coming up with new ways to defraud families
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a ceremony marking the start of the judicial year at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Maduro's 'miracle' treatment for COVID-19 draws skepticsVenezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro appears to be counting on yet another “miracle” to save his citizens from COVID-19
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Colombia's defense minister dies from COVID-19 at age 69Colombian officials say Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo has died from complications of COVID-19
The Associated Press1 day ago
Top Brazil court authorizes investigation of health ministerA Brazilian Supreme Court justice has authorized the investigation of Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello to determine whether he is responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the Amazonian city Manaus
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by the Colombian Migration Press Office, ex-paramilitary commander Hernan Giraldo Serna, center, is escorted upon arrival at the El Dorado airport after being deported from the U.S. to Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Giraldo, 74, was deported from the U.S. and immediately taken into custody by authorities in Colombia, where he is expected to serve time for crimes against humanity, including torture, displacement, sexual slavery and kidnapping, as well as drug trafficking. (Colombian Migration Press Office via AP)
Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from USThe most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking
The Associated Press1 day ago
Guatemalan families think massacre victims were migrantsRelatives of migrants from Guatemala believe that at least 13 of the 19 charred corpses found in a northern Mexico border state could be their loved ones
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Colombian guerrillas shed their decades-old name The demobilized guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia has changed the name of its political party in a bid to perform better with voters in next year’s congressional elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
A newspaper's front page carries the Spanish headline "Positive but optimistic" for the story about Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador having COVID-19 at a kiosk on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. López Obrador was working from isolation on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, a day after announcing that he had tested positive for COVID-19, his interior secretary said. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Mexican president works from isolation after virus testMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is working from isolation at home a day after announcing he's tested positive for COVID-19
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under medical treatment, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Mexico's president says he's tested positive for COVID-19Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he has tested positive for COVID-19, symptoms mildMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he has tested positive for COVID-19, symptoms mild
The Associated Press2 days ago
With a sign that reads in Portuguese "Bolsonaro Traitor," a former supporter of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro joins a protest against the government's response in combating COVID-19 and demanding his impeachment, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil's BolsonaroThousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets for a second day to call for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro
The Associated Press2 days ago
19 burned bodies found near Mexico-US border townMexican authorities say they've found 19 shot and burned bodies near a town across the Rio Grande from Texas
The Associated Press3 days ago
Tamara Grinberg, 32, pets her dog at her home in San Martin, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Grinberg who had a clandestine abortion in 2012 said very few people helped her. “Today there are many more support networks ... and the decision is respected. When I did it, no one respected my decision.". (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyesArgentina’s groundbreaking abortion law has gone into force under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from conservative and church groups
The Associated Press3 days ago
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