Latin America and Caribbean News

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks with Howard Augusto Cotto Castaneda, Director General of the National Police as they look over the city from the roof during a visit to the National Police Headquarters in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday, July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Sessions and Trump talk need to fight transnational gangDespite the very public rift between them, President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions spent Friday separately talking about the need to combat the deadly transnational gang known as MS-13
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Bolivarian National Guards detain an anti-government demonstrator during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 28, 2017, two days before the vote to begin the rewriting of Venezuela's constitution. Protesters say the election of a constitutional assembly will allow President Nicolas Maduro to eliminate democratic checks and balances and install an authoritarian single-party system. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
AP Explains: What's behind Venezuela's constituent assembly?AP Explains: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has provoked international criticism and enraged his political opponents by pushing for Sunday's election of a special assembly to rewrite the troubled South American nation's constitution
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Bolivarian National Guards fire rubber bullets at anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 28, 2017, two days before the vote to begin the rewriting of Venezuela's constitution. Protesters say the election of a constitutional assembly will allow President Nicolas Maduro to eliminate democratic checks and balances and install an authoritarian single-party system. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Few heed call for mass protest in Venezuela's capitalFew demonstrators have heeded opposition calls for a mass protest in Venezuela's capital against President Nicolas Maduro's controversial push to rewrite the constitution by a constituent assembly to be elected Sunday
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Soldiers patrol a highway near the Mare Complex slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 28, 2017, as soldiers begin patrolling the city amid a spike in violence. Three people on average were killed each day by stray bullets in the first six months of the year in Rio de Janeiro. That mounting number, plus criminal assaults and increasing shootouts between drug traffickers and police, have led authorities in recent weeks to acknowledge that much of the city is out of their control.  (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Troops deploy in Rio de Janeiro amid increasing violenceThousands of soldiers have begun patrolling Rio de Janeiro amid a spike in violence in Brazil's second-largest city
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Regional rights body tells Argentina to free jailed activistThe Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says Argentina's government should release jailed social activist Milagro Sala
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Lawyer says teenagers wrongly detained in gang crackdownLawyers say at least nine students from Long Island high schools plagued by violence from the brutal MS-13 street gang have ended up in federal detention facilities because of suspected gang activity
The Associated Press11 hours ago
An anti-government demonstrator runs from Bolivarian National Guards during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 28, 2017, two days before the vote to begin the rewriting of Venezuela's constitution. Protesters say the election of a constitutional assembly will allow President Nicolas Maduro to eliminate democratic checks and balances and install an authoritarian single-party system. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: Colombia leader won't recognize Venezuela's voteColombia's president says he will not recognize the results of Sunday's election in Venezuela for a special assembly to rewrite the struggling nation's constitution
The Associated Press12 hours ago
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks with Howard Augusto Cotto Castaneda, Director General of the National Police as they look over the city from the roof during a visit to the National Police Headquarters in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday, July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Sessions hopes anti-gang effort will mend fences with TrumpSessions hopes his anti-gang effort will help mend his relationship fences with President Trump
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Mississippi: Federal probe requested in man's shooting deathLawyers for the family of a Mississippi man killed by police at his motor home are calling the shooting an execution and are asking the Department of Justice to investigate
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Nicaragua to once again revive old damage claim against USNicaragua's leftist administration and the country's congress are vowing to revive a $17 billion damage claim made decades ago over U.S. support for contra rebels in the 1980s
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, a man stands over the crowd waiting to cross the border into Colombia through the Simon Bolivar bridge in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela. Colombia said Friday, July 28, 2017, it will grant temporary legal status to more than 150,000 Venezuelans who entered the country legally and overstayed their visas, due to the deteriorating political and economic crisis in their home country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Colombia: Temporary status for some Venezuelans amid crisisColombia says it will grant temporary legal status to more than 150,000 Venezuelans who have overstayed visas due to the deteriorating political and economic crisis in their home country
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US ag secretary: Current farm visa program 'unworkable'The U.S. agriculture secretary says he considers the United States' current farm-visa program to be "unworkable" but the issue probably will not come up in NAFTA talks that begin next month
The Associated Press16 hours ago
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions shakes hands with El Salvador Attorney General Douglas Melendez Ruiz during their meeting in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, July 27, 2017.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: AG hopes gang issue patches things up with TrumpAttorney General Jeff Sessions says he hopes his efforts to fight gang violence will help mend fences with President Donald Trump after a series of public rebukes by Trump
The Associated Press17 hours ago
9 bodies found piled in Mexican border city Nuevo LaredoMexican authorities say nine bodies have been found in a bloody pile in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Hurricane Hilary downgraded to tropical storm in PacificHurricane Hilary has weakened to a tropical storm in the eastern Pacific Ocean and continues on a forecast track away from Mexico
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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