Latin America and Caribbean News

US pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrantsThe United States is pledging an additional $6 million in aid to help Colombia respond to the massive influx of Venezuelans fleeing their country's economic and humanitarian crisis
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Ex-rebel leader in Colombia refuses Senate seat in protestA former rebel leader recently elected to Colombia's Senate says he's refusing to take office out of protest
The Associated Press2 hours ago
5 killed, 9 wounded after gunmen attack Mexican funeral homeFive people were killed and nine wounded after gunmen burst into a funeral home and attacked mourners in the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rights group: At least 10 shot dead in Nicaragua violenceA Nicaraguan rights group says at least 10 people were shot dead as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by opponents of President Daniel Ortega's government
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Puerto Ricans return to power grid, but fear for long termPuerto Ricans in remote areas are cheering to finally get electricity back nearly a year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, though they wary of turmoil at power company and state of island's power grid
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Mexican president-elect slashes his own salaryMexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn 40 percent of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2017 file photo, Haiti's Prime Minister Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant stands on stage during his confirmation ceremony at the National Palace,  in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Lafontant resigned Saturday, July 14, 2018, amid criticism for his failed attempt to increase fuel prices. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)
Haiti to name new prime minister 'as soon as possible'Haiti's president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible following the resignation of the country's second highest official
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nicaraguan students reunite with families after attacksMore than 200 Nicaraguan university students were reunited with their parents Saturday after a tense night of armed attacks that left two dead and dozens wounded
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2017 file photo, Haiti's Prime Minister Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant stands on stage during his confirmation ceremony at the National Palace,  in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Lafontant resigned Saturday, July 14, 2018, amid criticism for his failed attempt to increase fuel prices. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)
Haiti's prime minister resigns amid fuel price hike falloutHaitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant has resigned amid criticism for his failed attempt to increase fuel prices
The Associated Press1 day ago
Haiti's prime minister has resigned after protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices.Haiti's prime minister has resigned after protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices.
The Associated Press2 days ago
Pablo Catatumbo, a former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces os Colombia, FARC, arrives with a bouquet of red roses for a hearing of the peace tribunal in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, July 13, 2018. FARC leaders are being summoned to the newly created special peace tribunal for the first time to respond to war crimes committed during the country's bloody five-decade conflict. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Ex-rebels leaders appear before Colombia's peace tribunalLeaders with Colombia's once largest guerrilla army have made their first appearance at a new peace tribunal to respond to allegations of war crimes during five decades of bloody conflict
The Associated Press2 days ago
8 MS-13 gang members in US illegally indicted in TexasAuthorities say eight MS-13 members in the U.S. illegally have been indicted in Texas on charges tied to alleged gang activities including racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder and assault
The Associated Press2 days ago
Brazil files charges against former executive of U.S companyBrazilian prosecutors file corruption and money laundering charges against former chief executive officer of Houston-based offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling
The Associated Press3 days ago
Mexico officials: roof garden may have caused mall collapseMexican prosecutors: roof garden apparently caused mall collapse
The Associated Press3 days ago
Kids fleeing Venezuela left hungry, sick and even abandonedAs Venezuelans flee into Colombia to escape their country's collapsing economy, a grim toll is becoming evident among the youngest arrivals: children sleeping on streets, suffering malnutrition, and in a few cases, abandoned
The Associated Press3 days ago
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