Latin America and Caribbean News

37 people killed this year in land conflicts in BrazilA leading Brazilian news outlet says nearly 40 people have been killed in land conflicts since the beginning of the year in Latin America's biggest country
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Police wearing bulletproof vests stand in formation at a police station before leaving on patrol in Medellin, Colombia, Friday, May 26, 2017. In response to Colombia’s largest illegal organization, the Gulf Clan, offering money for people to kill police, the military is sending troops to accompany police and officers are being encouraged to arrive to work in plainclothes, wear bulletproof vests and travel in pairs. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)
Drug gangs take aim at police officers amid coca crackdownWith a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, the victim of criminal gangs who are targeting police and have killed 11 officers in the last month
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, NicaraguansPanama says it's halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indictment: Mexican official stashed $50 million in USA U.S. indictment alleges a former Mexican official stashed $50 million in illicit funds in U.S. properties and bank accounts
The Associated Press1 day ago
4 cab drivers killed in Mexican tourist destinationMexican authorities say drug violence may be behind the killing of four taxi drivers in the picturesque central Mexico town of San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourism destination that is home to thousands of American retirees
The Associated Press1 day ago
Allies of Brazil's president looking to future amid scandalKey leaders in the governing coalition of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer are now speculating about who might replace him if he is forced from office by a corruption scandal _ frank talk that underscores his fragile grasp on power
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico's ruling party faces more hurdles to maintain powerThe governorship of Mexico's most populous state is up for grabs in a tight race seen as a referendum on the government of Enrique Pena Nieto, who was governor before becoming president in 2012 on the ticket of the ruling party known as the PRI
The Associated Press2 days ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Brazilians demonstrate against their president, Ecuadoreans get a new leader and voters in Mexico's most populous state prepare to elect a new governor
The Associated Press2 days ago
1 of 11 suspected border crossers found in Arizona diesBorder Patrol officials say one of 11 suspected border crossers rescued from a desert area near Gila Bend has died at a hospital
The Associated Press2 days ago
No link found between cancer and conditions at GuantanamoA report by U.S. military health experts has found no link between several cases of cancer and environmental conditions in an area used for legal proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay detention center
The Associated Press2 days ago
Losing power: Ecuador's Correa hospitalized after retiringFormer Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa remains hospitalized after checking himself in with a high fever right after handing power to his hand-picked successor, Lenin Moreno
The Associated Press2 days ago
Employees remove graffiti that says in Portuguese "Get out Temer" on a federal building in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Brazil's president on Thursday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold onto power amid increasing calls for his resignation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Troops pull out of Brazil capital; president under pressureBrazil's president canceled an order that sent soldiers into the streets of the capital, following criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to maintain power amid increasing calls for his resignation
The Associated Press2 days ago
Cyclist faces deportation after truck hits him in FloridaAuthorities in Florida say a cyclist was hit by a pickup truck at a crosswalk, cited for the accident and turned over to immigration officials to face deportation
The Associated Press2 days ago
2 smugglers who escaped US prison captured in MexicoU.S. prosecutors say that authorities in Mexico City have captured two convicted cigarette smugglers who escaped a U.S. penitentiary in Virginia this month
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartelsMexico's drug cartels are fighting not only for territory, but for headlines _ drawing media outlets into gang feuds and making journalists even more vulnerable in a country that already is one the world's most dangerous countries for news workers
The Associated Press2 days ago
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