Latin America and Caribbean News

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 1,000 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 Press3 hours ago
Judge hears major Puerto Rico debt restructuring caseProtesters have crowded outside a federal courthouse in Puerto Rico as a judge begins hearing a major debt restructuring case that critics say will only further indebt the U.S. territory if approved.
The Associated Press4 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 Press16 hours 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 Press16 hours 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 Press19 hours 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 Press21 hours 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 Press23 hours 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 Press23 hours 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
Detained lawsuit victor wins restraining order against ICEA Salvadoran woman who was detained during a routine check-in after successfully suing a Maryland county for wrongful profiling and arrest has won a restraining order against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents arrive on the scene of a fatal shooting in Florida. U.S. federal narcotics agent, Jose Irizarry, is accused of conspiring with a longtime DEA informant to launder more than $7 million in illicit drug proceeds from the U.S. to traffickers in Colombia, according to several current and former law enforcement officials. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
APNewsBreak: Feds say 'star' DEA agent abroad stole millionsA U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fuel thieves hit critical Mexican pipeline againMexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says fuel thieves have again damaged a critical pipeline that supplies the capital with fuel piped in from the Gulf coast
The Associated Press1 day ago
Embattled President Maduro raises Venezuelan wages to $6.70Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is boosting the minimum wage again amid the country's relentless battle against hyperinflation
The Associated Press1 day ago
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