Latin America and Caribbean News

Talks between Venezuela, opposition set to resume in JanuaryAnother round of talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition leaders has ended without an agreement but the dialogue is slated to resume again in January
The Associated Press8 hours ago
National Congress President Luis Galarreta presides over a special session on whether to initiate impeachment proceeding against the country's president, in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.  Lawmakers went onto to approve impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over previously undisclosed payments a decade ago from a Brazilian company at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Peru's congress launches process for president's ousterLawmakers in Peru initiated proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Mexican Senate keeps military in policing roleMexico's Congress approved legislation Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential voteThousands of opposition supporters have constructed burning barricades to block highways in Honduras in protest of the country's Nov. 26 presidential elections
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Uncertainty reigns in tight Chilean presidential electionUncertainty reigns in tight Chilean presidential elections as voters decide to swing country to the right or keep it in center-left
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, an immigrant suspected of crossing into the United States illegally along the Rio Grande near Granjeno, Texas, is held by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents. The U.S. government posted a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump's push to strengthen border security. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump's early gainsThe U.S. government posted a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of Donald Trump's presidency
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A customer buys bank notes called "Panales" at a comunal bank in the 23 de Enero neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Residents of the neighborhood in cash-strapped Venezuela say they’ve found a solution to a lack of paper money by creating the quasi-currency they are calling Panal, that translates from Spanish to honeycomb. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Poor Venezuelans launch local currency amid cash crunchResidents of one neighborhood in cash-strapped Venezuela say they've found a solution to a lack of paper money by creating a quasi-currency called the panal
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Anger grows as Puerto Rico misses power restoration deadlineUnion leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers slammed local and federal officials on Friday as the U.S. territory missed a deadline to restore 95 percent of power as promised by the island's governor
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Lawmakers in Peru have initiated impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo KuczynskiLawmakers in Peru have initiated impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Kuczynski is in hot water over decade-old payments he received as a consultant to a Brazilian construction firm at the center of Latin America’s biggest-ever graft scandal. (Jorge Silva/Pool photo via AP)
Peru's president fights back against calls to resignPeruvian President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski is scrambling for his political survival as opponents demand he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Mexico's Tigres soccer team clinches the country's championship, while elsewhere in Mexico people honor the Virgin of Guadalupe and in Chile the Palestinian community protests Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Peru's president vows to fight on; won't resignPeru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is vowing to fight on amid calls for his resignation over decade-old payments his consulting business received from a Brazilian firm at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal
The Associated Press1 day ago
Peru's president vows to fight on amid calls for his resignation over Odebrecht paymentsPeru's president vows to fight on amid calls for his resignation over Odebrecht payments
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this court room art, an interpreter, stands as he takes notes while defendant Efrain Antonio Campos Flores, center left, makes a statement in Spanish to the judge during his sentencing hearing in New York, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The interpreter will translate the statement into English and read it back to the judge. Seated at center right is co-defendant Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas. The men, who are nephews of Venezuela's first lady, were sentenced to 18 years in prison for their conviction on drug conspiracy charges. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
Venezuelan 1st lady's 2 nephews get 18 years in prison2 nephews of Venezuela's 1st lady sentenced in New York to 18 years in prison for their conviction on drug conspiracy charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 yearsA federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere, during which time he fathered her nine children
The Associated Press1 day ago
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