Latin America and Caribbean News

Puerto Rico releases offer to bondholdersThe Puerto Rico government is offering to pay its senior creditors around 50 cents on the dollar as part of efforts to address its economic crisis
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Lilian Tinter, wife of Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, third from left, and his mother Antonieta Mendoza, second from left, stand behind Bolivarian National Guard officers after unsuccessfully trying to visit the opposition leader at the Ramo Verde military prison in Los Teques, outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 28, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a march to the prison where Lopez is serving a nearly 14-year sentence for his role leading anti-government demonstrations in 2014. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protestsHundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mexico's lower house approves medical uses of marijuanaMexico's lower house approves medical uses of marijuana
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A bus burns after being set fire by protesters during a general strike protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 28, 2017. Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday and protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police as part of a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strikePublic transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as demonstrators blocked roads and clashed with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Brazil judge grants release of businessman Eike BatistaSupreme Court justice in Brazil grants release of businessman Eike Batista while he awaits trial on corruption charges
The Associated Press19 hours ago
In this April 18, 2017 photo, Maya Q'eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot poses for photos during an interview in Guatemala City. Tot, who has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, said he was grateful for the honor but remains the same leader and person as before. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Clarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize storyClarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize story
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro march to the Ramo Verde military prison in Los Teques, outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, April 28, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a march to the prison where opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is serving a nearly 14-year sentence for his role leading anti-government demonstrations in 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
The Latest: Venezuela calls OAS forum for 'coercion'Hundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Puerto Rico faces bank closure, privatizations amid crisisPuerto Rico faces new measures to help offset its economic crisis including a water rate increase, privatization of government operations and the closure of a bank that once oversaw the island's debt transactions
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Stream of quakes rattles Chilean coastMore than a dozen moderate earthquakes have rattled the Chilean coast within just over two hours, the most powerful of them registered at magnitude 5.9
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Venezuela's political unrest went into a fourth week, Brazilian slum dwellers protested gunbattles between police and gangsters, and farmers near Mexico City were angry over a new waste water treatment plant
The Associated Press1 day ago
Colombia rescuers seek survivors in collapse that killed 10Rescuers say they're searching for survivors in the wreckage of a building that collapsed in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena and killed at least 10 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Amid reports of US NAFTA pullout, Mexico leaned on diplomacyMexico's top diplomat says the country only learned through media reports that the Donald Trump Administration was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico Senate OKs disappearance law, calls for search systemMexico's Senate has approved legislation that would impose long prison sentences for forced disappearances and calls for a national system for searching for missing persons
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rio governor asks for federal help to fight violence in slumRio de Janeiro's state governor is asking Brazil's federal government to help put more policemen on the streets following a spike in violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Demonstrators sit on the road, behind a Venezuelan flag, as they block Francisco de Miranda highway after a homage to Juan Pablo Pernalete in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Pernalete, the latest victim of Venezuela's unrest, was killed during anti-government protests Wednesday when he was struck by a tear gas canister fired by security forces. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Top official's son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OASThe son of Venezuela's top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States
The Associated Press1 day ago
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