Latin America Caribbean

  • Death toll in Venezuelan protests reaches nine
    Venezuela's_opposition_renewed_nationwide_protests 2017-04-21 14:22:19 UTC
    A man was killed in a protest in the Venezuelan capital on Thursday night, an official said on Friday, marking the ninth death in a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government. Melvin Guaitan died of a...
  • Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests
    Venezuela's_opposition_renewed_nationwide_protests 2017-04-20 17:52:06 UTC
    CARACAS — Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations. ...
  • Mexico's Economy Thriving Despite Trump's Hostility
    Mexico's_economy_thriving_despite_trump's_hostility 2017-04-12 19:38:14 UTC
    MEXICO CITY — The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last year raised the specter of economic recession in Mexico, sent the country's peso into a tailspin, and threatened local industry such as car making. But four months on, Mexican au...
  • Protesters marched through Caracas and cities across Venezuela
    Protesters_marched_through_caracas_and_cities_across_venezuela 2017-04-08 19:18:07 UTC
    By Alexandra Ulmer and Girish Gupta | CARACAS Protesters marched through Caracas and cities across Venezuela on Saturday as the government's banning of a top opposition leader from office breathed life into a fractured movement and fueled the fir...
  • More Than 254 People died in Colombia landslide
    More_than_154_people_died_in_colombia_landslide 2017-04-02 01:00:42 UTC
    By Julia Symmes Cobb and Nelson Bocanegra | BOGOTA — A landslide in Colombia's southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing at least 254 people and injuring scores. Heavy rains caused ...
  • Opposition Branded Venezuela's President A "Dictator" After Court Took Over Congress
    Opposition_branded_venezuela's_president_a_%22dictator%22_after_court_took_over_congress 2017-03-31 04:08:36 UTC
    By Diego Oré and Andrew Cawthorne | <h3>CARACAS — Opposition leaders branded Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro a "dictator" on Thursday after the Supreme Court took over the functions of Congress and pushed a lengthy political...
  • Mexican companies should not participate in Trump's border wall
    Mexican_companies_should_not_participate_in_trump's_border_wall 2017-03-22 05:20:11 UTC
    By Anthony Esposito | MEXICO CITY — Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no...
  • Trump's Border Wall: Enough Money To Cover A Mile
    Mexico_gave_a_cool_reception_to_visiting_senior_u.s._officials 2017-03-02 10:49:34 UTC
    By Julia Edwards Ainsley | DHS has just $20 million for Trump's border wall. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock...
  • Trump's trade war: Mexico wants to tax U.S. goods
    Trump's_trade_war-_mexico_wants_to_tax_u.s._goods 2017-02-25 09:00:38 UTC
    By Frank Jack Daniel | MEXICO CITY — An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that migh...
  • Mexico gave a cool reception to visiting senior U.S. officials
    Mexico_gave_a_cool_reception_to_visiting_senior_u.s._officials 2017-02-23 19:41:01 UTC
    By Alexandra Alper and Noe Torres | MEXICO CITY — Mexico gave a cool reception to visiting senior U.S. officials due to a controversy over deportations of illegal immigrants, with one minister playing down the chances that a planned meeting wi...
  • Mexico 'ready for the trade war'- Relations to US 'as bad as war times'
    Mexico_'ready_for_the_trade_war'-_relations_to_us_as_bad_as_war_times 2017-01-29 19:08:22 UTC
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the feud had sparked a sense of solidarity in Mexico. "Trump has brought back a very strong Mexican spirit and we’re ready for the trade war, and we’re ready, of course, for not paying for that wall," he t...
  • Singer of 'La Lambada' Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil
    Singer_of_'la_lambada'_loalwa_braz_found_dead_in_brazil 2017-01-19 18:04:21 UTC
    Loalwa Braz, the Brazilian singer best known for the 1980s hit Lambada, has been found dead in a burnt-out car in Brazil. Local police confirmed it was Braz, but the circumstances of her death are unknown. The singer, who was 63, was discovered ...
  • Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
    Mexico's_president-_we_will_not_pay_for_the_wall 2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
    Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build. By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY Mexico said o...
  • Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90
    Fidel_castro_dies 2016-11-26 15:31:07 UTC
    "History will judge the enormous impact" of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro on the world - US President Obama. The revolutionary icon, one of the world’s best-known and most controversial leaders, Fidel Castro has died aged 90. One thing all...
  • Donald Trump headed to Mexico to meet President Nieto
    Trump_to_meet_mexican__president_enrique_nieto 2016-08-31 05:12:54 UTC
    Republican presidential candidate – who wants to build a border wall – will meet Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday ahead of major immigration speech (REUTERS) - By Steve Holland | WASHINGTON U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sa...
  • U.S. swimmers lied about robbery: Brazil police
    U.s._swimmers_lied_about_robbery-_brazil_police 2016-08-19 01:32:25 UTC
    REUTERS - Brazilian police are considering charging a group of U.S. Olympic swimmers with vandalism and giving false testimony, Rio's police chief said on Thursday, accusing them of lying about an incident that has marred South America's first Gam...
  • Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
    Brazil_casts_aside_crisis_in_rousing_rio_games_opening 2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
    REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes ...
  • Messi is Messi: Argentina beats U.S. 4 - 0
    Messi_is_messi-_argentina_beats_u.s._4_-_0 2016-06-22 06:58:44 UTC
    HOUSTON -- Lionel Messi and top-ranked Argentina were even better than advertised in Tuesday's Copa America semifinal, grabbing the lead against the host U.S. just three minutes in before Messi's inch-perfect free kick put the outcome beyond doubt...
  • Mexico to extradite "El Chapo" Guzman to U.S. — He will not face the death penalty
    Untitled_3 2016-05-21 09:06:00 UTC
    Mexico to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to US — He will not face the death penalty. Mexico approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States on Friday after receiving guarantees he would not fa...
  • Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online
    Panama_papers_affair_widens_as_database_goes_online 2016-05-09 22:41:21 UTC
    The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online. The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org. The Panama Papers have shown how some...
  • US President Barack Obama embarked a historic trip to Cuba
    President_barack_obama 2016-03-21 00:39:52 UTC
    Havana (Reuters) — US President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday on a historic visit, opening a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island's Communist government after decades of animosity between the former Cold War foes. Mr Obama la...
  • Pope: Donald Trump is "not Christian"
    Pope 2016-02-18 17:48:34 UTC
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "not Christian" because of his views on immigration, Pope Francis said on his way back to Rome from Mexico. The pope said, however, he did not want to advise American Catholics on whether o...
  • Did Sean Penn interview help capture 'El Chapo'?
    Sean_penn_interview_helped_to_capture_el_chapo- 2016-01-11 04:27:27 UTC
    Global Gathering — Recently recaptured drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman gave an interview to actor and director Sean Penn, according to an article written by Penn and published in Rolling Stone magazine on Saturday night. Penn said th...
  • Mexico wants to extradite 'El Chapo' Guzman to the U.S.
    The_sinaloa_cartel_boss__'el_chapo'_guzman_to_the_u.s 2016-01-10 06:36:10 UTC
    Mexico's government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday. The Mexican Attorney...
  • Mexico recaptures drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
    Mexico_recaptures_drug_lord_joaquin_'el_chapo'_guzman 2016-01-09 23:26:37 UTC
    Global Gathering — Mexico recaptures drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Notorious drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, was recaptured Friday as reported by Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto in a Twitter po...