Latin America and Caribbean News

Carlotta weakens to tropical depression off Mexico's coastFormer hurricane and tropical storm Carlotta weakened into a tropical depression and is edging along Mexico's Pacific coast, bringing heavy rains that posed a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Supporters of Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Centre party, celebrate the incoming results of the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. A preliminary count of nearly 85 percent of voting center reports indicates Duque has a lead of 13 percentage points over Petro. (AP Photo/Daniel Munoz)
Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing voteColombia's President-elect Ivan Duque is appealing for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook the country's political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation's peace process
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this May 29, 2018 photo, Yahir Garcia receives one of his two daily treatments for asthma at a medical center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Garcia is one of many that doctors say are struggling to breathe asthma cases in the U.S. territory spike in the aftermath of the Category 4 storm, raising concerns about deteriorating health conditions on an island struggling to prepare for a new hurricane season. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-MariaHundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico are struggling to breathe as asthma cases in the U.S. territory spike in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, raising concerns about deteriorating health conditions
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Mag 5.6 quake hits deep below Guatemala; no damage reportsA strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake has shaken Guatemala, though there are no early reports of damage or injuries
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Centre party, celebrates his victory in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota mayor. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
The Latest: Ex-rebels want to meet with new Colombia leaderDemobilized members of Colombia's once biggest rebel group say they want to meet with President-elect Ivan Duque to discuss implementation of the nation's peace accord
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Supporters of Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Centre party, celebrate his victory in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia's next leader after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive electionIvan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, has been elected Colombia's next leader after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Carlotta now a depression, likely to stay off Mexico coastTropical Storm Carlotta has weakened to a depression even as it soaks Mexico's Pacific coast in the region around the popular tourist resort of Zihuatanejo
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruptionGuatemalan authorities have ended the search for people buried by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire two weeks ago
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Young conservative protege of powerful former Colombian president looks headed to presidential election victoryYoung conservative protege of powerful former Colombian president looks headed to presidential election victory
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Early election results: Conservative critic of Colombia's peace accord ahead in presidential voteEarly election results: Conservative critic of Colombia's peace accord ahead in presidential vote
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Papal envoy asks forgiveness in divided Chilean dioceseA papal emissary has asked forgiveness from Roman Catholics in a region of Chile where people had been protesting a bishop who was once a lieutenant of the country's most notorious predator priest
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Who are Colombia's presidential candidates?A former guerrilla fighter will compete against a conservative protege of a powerful ex-president for Colombia's top office on Sunday, as the country holds a crucial presidential election
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mounted police patrol as part of pre-electoral security in the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.Colombians will hold runoff presidential elections on Sunday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
AP Explains: How Colombia's presidential vote affects peaceIn 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace deal that ended five decades of guerrilla war
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this June 13, 2018 photo, nine month-old Jesus Alberto Lopez, center, stands with his mother, Perla Murillo, as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. The family, from the Mexican state of Michoacan, has waited for about a week in this Mexican border city, hoping for a chance to escape widespread drug violence at home. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylumSeveral asylum-seekers interviewed by The Associated Press in Mexico plan to press on with their efforts to enter the U.S. in spite of a new rule
The Associated Press1 day ago
Neighbors pass by campaign poster of presidential candidate Gustavo Petro at "Bolivar 83" community in the town of Zipaquira, north of Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota mayor, will face Ivan Duque, a former senator and protege of former President Alvaro Uribe, in a run-off election on Sunday. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential raceGustavo Petro began his ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar
The Associated Press1 day ago
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