Latin America and Caribbean News

Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise fundsMembers of a volunteer firefighter unit in Paraguay have stripped naked in a calendar to raise money and demand resources from the government for their station
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Migrants traveling in a group begin their journey toward the U.S. border as they walk along a highway in San Salvador, El Salvador, early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Migrants fleeing Central America's Northern Triangle region comprising Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala routinely cite poverty and rampant gang violence as their motivation for leaving. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on MexicoMore than 1,700 Hondurans are walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelinesMexico's president says that the government is acquiring 500 more tanker trucks to carry gasoline and diesel while pipelines are shut down to combat fuel-theft gangs and is also arranging with railroads to transport fuel
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Venezuela: 12 charged in detention of opposition leaderVenezuelan authorities say 12 officials with the country's intelligence agency will be tried for their role in the brief detention of an opposition leader whose confinement sparked international outrage as he ramps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Jose Borja carries his dog "Reina" to another, nearby home after his was flooded with sewage water in the San Juan de Lurigancho district of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. In the middle of an intense pestilence, workers, police and soldiers struggled to clean up after a flood of sewage water was brought on by the obstruction of a huge pipe. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Unbearable stench: Giant sewage spill befouls Peru's capitalAmid an unbearable stench in Peru's capital, thousands of workers, police and soldiers are struggling to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused a health emergency in one of Lima's most populous districts
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Judge opens hearing on major Puerto Rico debt restructuringA court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's mammoth debt has opened, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds urgently needed by the government urgently
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Leaders of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, President Juan Guaido, center, First Vice President Edgar Zambrano, left, and second Vice President Stalin Gonzalez hold a session with lawmakers at the National Assembly to debate actions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The president is under heightened pressure from opposition politicians and foreign leaders urging him to step down. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Venezuela's opposition outlines roadmap for power transferVenezuela's opposition-controlled congress has declared President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate," moving closer to a plan to challenge the socialist leader by declaring a caretaker government and calling early elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
A woman and child pass a police vehicle as a caravan of several hundred migrants set off walking under a steady rain toward the distant U.S., from a main bus station in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, late Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Yet another caravan of Central American migrants set out Monday from Honduras, seeking to reach the U.S. border, following the same route followed by thousands on at least three caravans last year. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Last year's Central American caravan dwindles, new one formsSome Central Americans from a major caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump as a midterm election issue see a brighter future in Mexico than the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state migrant ID lawMexico's Supreme Court has overturned a law passed in Jalisco state that required migrants to show identification documents to police
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, Enrique Pena Nieto, the president of Mexico, is seen at the National Palace in Mexico City. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian drug trafficker, testified in a New York courtroom that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico.  Cifuentes was testifying at Guzman's drug trafficking trial. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of MexicoA Colombian drug trafficker has testified that Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico
The Associated Press1 day ago
Board seeks to invalidate $6B worth of Puerto Rico's debtA federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances is asking a court to invalidate more than $6 billion worth of debt issued by the U.S. territory, a move that would hit bondholders
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in Brazil, world murder capitalBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own a gun _ a measure he says will help people defend themselves
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela opposition tries luring soldiers away from MaduroOpposition lawmakers in Venezuela aim to pry the military's loyalty away from President Nicolas Maduro, offering protection for members of the armed forces who support a transitional government
The Associated Press1 day ago
Argentina says 2018 inflation hits 47.6 percentArgentina says that consumer prices rose 47.6 percent in 2018, the highest rate since 1991
The Associated Press1 day ago
Correction: Venezuela-Maduro's Challenger storyCorrection: Venezuela-Maduro's Challenger story
The Associated Press1 day ago
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