Latin America Caribbean
EU and Mexico reached agreement on free trade deal
2018-04-22 17:58:44 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday welcomed an agreement reached between the European Union and Mexico on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States unde...
Cuba's Castro era ends after 59 years in power
2018-04-18 23:29:57 UTC
HAVANA - Cuba's Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president after parliament proposed Miguel Diaz-Canel as his replacement, a shift that will usher in the island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution.
Castro, 86, ...
Brazil’s Supreme Court could free former President Lula within days
2018-04-17 06:21:52 UTC
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A decision looming before Brazil’s Supreme Court could free imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva within days and deal the harshest blow yet to the South American country’s battle against corruption, prosecuto...
Brazil's Top Court Rules Former President Lula Can Be Jailed
2018-04-05 07:22:17 UTC
BRASILIA — Justices had been weighing whether former President Lula should be allowed to put off beginning a 12-year sentence while he appeals a corruption conviction. The ruling against Lula will likely end his political career.
Mexico's Lopez Obrador to investors: You can trust me
2018-04-04 20:29:25 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday sent an open letter to investors, seeking to allay concerns he could damage the economy, and promising to run an austere, zero-deficit government.
Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion
2018-03-31 06:21:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.
A judge issued an order Friday...
Germany returned relics from 'Olmec civilization' to Mexico
2018-03-21 18:37:38 UTC
After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer.
In a ceremony in Munich ...
Trade War: Mexico Rejects U.S. Bid to Split NAFTA
2018-03-06 20:38:08 UTC
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers stepped up calls for President Donald Trump to pull back from proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as key trading partner Mexico rejected a bid by Washington to drive a wedge betwee...
NAFTA: Brazil exported 10 times more corn into Mexico, hurting US agriculture
2018-02-22 17:52:49 UTC
CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants.
Mexico is on tr...
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Trump's DACA appeal
2018-02-16 18:13:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from de...
Pope Francis on Immigration: There is no Christian joy when doors are closed
2018-01-18 18:27:58 UTC
IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been “watered down” by poverty, injustice and exploitation.
Francis, whose defense of mig...
Trump turns to Supreme Court to end DACA program for immigrants
2018-01-16 22:48:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants b...
Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Caribbean Islands/ Honduras, tsunami warning for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
2018-01-10 04:13:26 UTC
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capi...
200,000 Salvadoran immigrants will lose their right to remain in the U.S.
2018-01-08 20:45:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration’s latest move to ...
Sebastian Pinera Wins Chile's Presidential Runoff Election
2017-12-18 02:21:41 UTC
SANTIAGO — Conservative former President Sebastian Pinera has won Chile's presidential runoff election. Initial results placed him well ahead of his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier, who subsequently conceded defeat.
Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation:
"The permanent arrival of Europeans to ...
Trump Says 'Big Decisions' Need to Be Made About Rebuilding Puerto Rico
2017-09-29 14:13:05 UTC
President Donald Trump on Friday said that “big decisions” loom about the cost of rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of two severe hurricanes while relaying praise he said his administration had received from the island’s governor for its recov...
Puerto Rico Evacuates Area Threatened by Dam
2017-09-26 15:09:06 UTC
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.
Sanctions: Venezuela Government Accuses Canada of 'submitting to Trump'
2017-09-23 17:41:38 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s government criticized Canada’s Friday announcement of targeted sanctions against 40 of its senior officials, accusing Ottawa of “submission” to U.S. President Donald Trump in a bid to overthrow the South American co...
Hurricane Maria Brings Destruction to Puerto Rico
2017-09-20 22:02:54 UTC
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, bringing widespread flooding and knocking out power across the island after killing at ...
Mexicans Hastily Dig Through Collapsed Buildings
2017-09-20 16:38:40 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of conf...
Rescuers Search Collapsed School: Mexico Quake Toll Hits 225
2017-09-20 15:34:12 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Wednesday in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country’s ...
Castro Responds to US Diplomats' Head Injuries in Cuba
2017-09-17 18:46:10 UTC
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro seemed rattled.
The Cuban president sent for the top American envoy in the country to address grave concerns about a spate of U.S. diplomats harmed in Havana. There was talk of futuristic “sonic attacks” and the subtle...
Democrats and Trump 'close' to deal on DACA
2017-09-14 17:04:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, a development that alarmed some of his cons...
Mistrust in the US motivates Brazilians to research about North Korea
2017-09-12 17:09:09 UTC
The headlines that usually catch Brazilians' attention are various corruption scandals, acts of urban violence and football results. But at the moment there is one topic of unexpectedly high interest: North Korea.
Since the most communist regim...