Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico: Cocaine found in apparent Social Security truckMexican authorities have seized more than 800 pounds (371 kilograms) of cocaine being transported toward the Texas border inside a truck bearing the markings of the country's Social Security Institute
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Mexico enacts law targeting disappearancesMexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a new law aimed at addressing the country's staggering number of unsolved disappearances
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Officials try to identify 'John Doe' convicted in fraud caseA foreign national stole an American man's identity, then lived in the U.S. for at least 20 years and committed Social Security and voter fraud, federal officials said.
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A police officer patrols the building where the ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was residing, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Ledezma, who was removed as mayor of Caracas and detained in 2015 on charges of plotting to oust Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to EuropeOusted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma says he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after escaping from house arrest and fleeing to Colombia
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a boy accompanied by his dog watches the repairs of Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Experts said on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Maria. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutinyThe director of Puerto Rico's power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and following scrutiny of a contract awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings Inc.
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Rio state legislature votes to release imprisoned membersRio de Janeiro's state legislature has voted to release three lawmakers who had been jailed in a corruption investigation
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Morgue in violent Mexican city gets complaints about stenchMorgue in violent southern Mexican city gets complaints over odors
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Acting PM of Belize plane crash caused by passing carThe government of the tiny Central American country of Belize says its acting prime minister is safe after the small prop plane he was riding in crashed into the sea after takeoff
The Associated Press18 hours ago
This 2014 photo provided by the Argentina Navy shows the ARA San Juan, a German-built diesel-electric vessel, docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina's Navy said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, it has lost contact with its ARA San Juan submarine off the country's southern coast. (Argentina Navy via AP )
Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44Argentina's navy says it has lost contact with a submarine off the country's southern coast
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Opposition Venezuelan ex-mayor arrives in Colombia after fleeing house arrestOpposition Venezuelan ex-mayor arrives in Colombia after fleeing house arrest
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Peru's national soccer wins last spot at 2018 World Cup, Chilean candidates wrap up campaigns for presidential election and archaeological trove hidden away in Panama over lack of museum
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pinera likely to win Chile elections, but runoff expectedSebastian Pinera left Chile's presidency four years ago as a deeply unpopular leader, yet now he's a strong favorite to win Sunday's presidential election, though he's unlikely to avoid a
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a boy accompanied by his dog watches the repairs of Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Experts said on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Maria. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decadeExperts say Puerto Rico could face more than a decade of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press1 day ago
El Salvador Jesuits seek reopening of case in 1989 massacreThe Roman Catholic Jesuit community in El Salvador says it will ask authorities to reopen the case against a group of military officials suspected in the 1989 massacre of six priests and two women employees
The Associated Press1 day ago
Panama's pre-Hispanic golden artifacts stored out of sightPanama's pre-Hispanic golden artifacts gather dust in warehouse
The Associated Press1 day ago
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