Latin America and Caribbean News

Peru judicial chief resigns in latest scandal rocking PeruThe head of Peru's judicial branch resigned Thursday in the wake of a mounting corruption scandal involving secret phone recordings capturing numerous judges making behind-the-scenes deals on everything from promotions to criminal sentences
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
A vendor displays T-shirts promoting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and The Sandinista National Liberation Front ruling political party, ahead of a rally commemorating the uprising that ousted the Anastasio Somoza family, in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against the dictator Somoza on Thursday amid protest and bloodshed. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution amid protests, bloodshedNicaragua is marking the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza in the throes of a political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protests seeking President Daniel Ortega's exit from office
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Graphic breaks down the estimated costs of rebuilding the power system for Puerto Rico; 1c x 5 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 139 mm;
Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power gridTen months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the system before the next hurricane is going unspent
The Associated Press1 hour ago
7 Puerto Rico policemen charged in federal corruption caseFederal authorities say seven police officers in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico have been indicted on charges including extortion, robbery and drug trafficking
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mexican company reopens distribution center after violenceA Mexico-based food products company says that one of its distribution centers near the U.S. border is operating at full capacity after closing due to security concerns
The Associated Press1 hour ago
CORRECTS AGE OF DECEASED - The funeral procession of 34-year-old Erick Jimenez Lopez walks into the cemetery in Masaya, Nicaragua, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Jimenez Lopez was killed as government forces retook the symbolically important neighborhood of Monimbo, that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Correction: OAS Nicaragua resolution storyCorrection: OAS Nicaragua resolution story
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This file booking photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Orlando Vilchez Lazo. Ridesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker. San Francisco Police arrested Lyft driver 36-year-old Vilchez Lazo last week and charged him with raping four women who he lured to his car pretending to be their rideshare driver. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)
Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrestRidesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Mexico electoral authority issues $10 million fineMexico's electoral authority has levied a $10 million fine on the party of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for allegedly establishing a trust fund for victims of last year's earthquake that had unusual movement of funds
The Associated Press20 hours ago
The Latest: Authorities ID 3 passengers killed in bus crashAuthorities say the three people killed in a bus crash on a New Mexico highway over the weekend were all women from Mexico who were living in Colorado
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Japan's Princess Mako sees Rio's Christ the Redeemer statueJapan's Princess Mako has visited Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to celebrate 110 years of immigration from her country to Brazil, home to the largest Japanese diaspora in the world
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Mexico: Self-defense militia boss cleared of weapons chargesThe lawyer for a self-defense movement leader in Mexico is hailing his client's acquittal on charges of illegal weapons possession
The Associated Press22 hours ago
The Latest: DOJ says 6 states, NYC, cheat citizens by suingA Justice Department spokesman says six states and New York City cheat law-abiding citizens by suing the federal government over immigration enforcement policies
The Associated Press22 hours ago
6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policySix states and New York City are suing the federal government, saying it is unlawfully forcing them to engage in federal immigration enforcement to receive anti-crime funds
The Associated Press23 hours ago
The Latest: DOJ says 6 states, NYC cheat citizens by suingA Justice Department spokesman says six states and New York City cheat law-abiding citizens by suing the federal government over immigration enforcement policies
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Brazil reports at least 744 infected with measlesBrazil's Health Ministry says at least 744 people have been infected with measles in a growing outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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