Latin America and Caribbean News

Outrage over sex assault ruling in Mexico, judge suspendedProsecutors in southern Mexico are appealing a court ruling that dismissed pederasty charges because there was no proof the suspect acted "with lascivious intent," and authorities say the judge in the case has been suspended
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El Salvador bans all metals mining, marking firstEl Salvador's congress has approved a total ban on the mining of metals in the country, one of the first to enact such a broad ban
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11 arrested in killing of Puerto Rico police sergeantPuerto Rico's justice secretary says 11 people have been arrested in the killing of a police sergeant at a public housing project last year
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4 dead, 21 injured in Mexico prison riotState officials say inmates rioted at a psychiatric block in a prison in northern Mexico, broke into a prison pharmacy and took drugs that caused the deaths of four of them
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Shooting wounds Mexican journalist; 2nd attack in 2 daysA reporter in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz is in serious condition after he was shot outside his home
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Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who diedA Rapid City mother says she's grateful for the thousands of dollars in donations that helped bring home the remains of her daughter after she died hiking in Peru
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3,500 pounds of cocaine seized near Puerto Rico; 4 arrestedAuthorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized more than 1,600 kilograms (3,500 pounds) of cocaine after chasing a boat traveling north of the U.S. territory
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Venezuela detains oil company official in corruption caseVenezuelan officials say they've arrested a senior manager at the state oil company on corruption charges at a moment when the oil-rich company is struggling with fuel shortages
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Salvador gang arranged 'black widow' killing for insuranceEl Salvador's brutal street gangs are involved in every kind of criminal activity imaginable: drugs, extortion, prostitution, murder, kidnapping _ and now authorities say a woman was abducted by a gang and forced into an arranged "black widow" marriage
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Mexico: Ex-gov. flees to Texas to evade graft allegationsThe governor of a northern Mexico state says his predecessor has fled to Texas to evade accusations of corruption
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OAS pushes Venezuela to engage in dialogue as tensions flareMembers of the Organization of American States urge Venezuela's government and opposition to settle their differences through dialogue, backing off from threats to suspend the socialist-run country and providing President Nicolas Maduro with some relief
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Nicaragua high court denies farmers' appeal of canal projectNicaragua's Supreme Court has rejected a farmer group's appeal seeking to block a proposed $50 billion interoceanic canal
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Grupo Mexico to buy Florida railroad for $2.1 billionMexican mining and rail conglomerate Grupo Mexico says it has reached an agreement to buy Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. for $2.1 billion
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Puerto Rico man bit off head of girlfriend's dogA man in Puerto Rico who pleaded guilty to decapitating a Chihuahua by biting off its head has been sentenced to seven years in prison
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Priest killed in Mexico's Pacific coast state of NayaritPriest killed in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Nayarit
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