Latin America Caribbean

  • EU, South American Bloc Mercosur Announce World's Largest Free Trade Deal
    Eu_and_south_american_bloc_mercosur_announce_world's_largest_free_trade_agreement 2019-06-29 01:15:31 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and South American bloc Mercosur agreed a free-trade treaty on Friday, concluding two decades of talks and committing to more open markets in the face of a rising tide of protectionism. The two regions launched negotiations exactly 20 years ago and inten...

  • Mexico to Provide 40,000 Jobs to Migrants
    President_andres_manuel_lopez_obrador-_mexico__to_provide_40_000_jobs_to_migrants 2019-06-28 18:19:59 UTC
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is finalizing a deal to provide 40,000 factory jobs to migrants in northern states, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday, addressing a key need for the thousands waiting in Mexico as their U.S. asylum cases are decided. Speaking at his daily press co...

  • Drowned Man’s Mother Feels a Hole That “Nobody Can Fill”
    Drowned_man%e2%80%99s_mother_feels_a_hole_that_%e2%80%9cnobody_can_fill%e2%80%9d 2019-06-26 18:04:49 UTC
    SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she feels a hole that “nobody can fill.” Rosa Ramírez says she begged Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez not to leave, and if he had to, to leave ...

  • Shocking Images of Drowned Father-Daughter Highlights Migrants’ Deadly Journey
    Shocking_images_of_drowned_father-daughter_highlights_migrants%e2%80%99_deadly_journey 2019-06-25 23:57:20 UTC
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments. The searing photogra...

  • US Federal Appeals Court: Trump Administration Violated Federal Law
    Apple__gm__best_buy_join_dreamers_coalition_lobby_on_daca 2019-05-17 20:13:17 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 ...

  • Pope Francis declares “all-out battle” against sexual abuse
    Pope_francis_declares_%e2%80%9call-out_battle%e2%80%9d_against_sexual_abuse 2019-02-24 16:59:12 UTC
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended his conference on the sexual abuse of children by clergy on Sunday by calling for an “all-out battle” against a crime that should be “erased from the face of the earth”. In his closing address to the almost 200 Church leaders he had summoned to Rome,...

  • Venezuela President Maduro Breaks Diplomatic Relations with US
    Venezuela_president_maduro_breaks_breaks_diplomatic_relations_with_us 2019-01-23 20:40:45 UTC
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s interim president. Speaking to supporters outside the M...

  • Catastrophic Effects of Climate Change
    Catastrophic_effects_of_climate_change 2018-11-25 02:46:14 UTC
    (Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate. The congressionally mandated report, writ...

  • Migrant caravan: Trump deliberately lying to American people
    Migrant_caravan-_trump_lies_deliberately_to_american_people 2018-10-24 01:02:20 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Vice President Mike Pence misstated federal statistics Tuesday when trying to help President Donald Trump make the case that terrorists are among thousands of migrants moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border. Trump himself acknowledged he&rsquo;s got no proof terro...

  • US: Deported migrant parents can lose custody of their kids
    Deported_migrant_parents_can_lose_custody_of_their_kids 2018-10-09 17:44:47 UTC
    Araceli Ramos sheds a tear as she describes her battle to be reunited with her 5-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) AP — As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pa...

  • UNHCR: 4 million refugee children can't go to school
    4_million_refugee_children_around_the_world_can't_go_to_school 2018-09-23 22:16:47 UTC
    Four million refugee children around the world are excluded from education, according to a United Nations report. A solution should be to allow refugees to attend regular schools, the UNHCR has demanded. With more and more children forced to leave their homes, the number of refugees out of edu...

  • US and Mexico agreed to overhaul NAFTA
    Us_and_mexico_agreed_to_overhaul_nafta 2018-08-28 01:30:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Mexico agreed on Monday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to agree to the new terms on auto trade and other issues to remain part of the three-nation pact. U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoin...

  • CEOs: Trump's Immigration Policy Hurts U.S. Economy
    Ceos-_trump's_immigration_policy_hurts_u.s._economy 2018-08-24 01:13:53 UTC
    (Reuters) - A group of chief executive officers at the largest U.S. companies expressed serious concern about the Trump administration’s immigration policy and said the rules increase uncertainty and undermine economic growth. In the letter signed by 59 CEOs including Tim Cook of Apple Inc (AA...

  • Judge: Trump Administration Must Fully Restore DACA Program
    Judge-_trump_administration_must_fully_restore_daca_program 2018-08-04 04:31:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting new applications for the program. U.S. District ...

  • Mexico puts tariffs on products from key Republican congressional districts
    Mexico_puts_tariffs_on_products_from_key_republican_congressional_districts 2018-06-07 02:50:01 UTC
    WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican tariffs are roiling U.S. congressional campaigns in states where U.S. exporters could take a hit and President Donald Trump’s Republicans face tough races in November congressional elections. Mexico announced the levies this week in retaliation to Tru...

  • Mexico's president Message for Trump: "NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever"
    Mexico's_president_message_for_trump-_%22no._mexico_will_never_pay_for_a_wall._not_now__not_ever%22 2018-05-30 06:47:38 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Mexico of doing “nothing” to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for his planned border wall. returned to the wall he wants built on ...

  • Trump's barbaric immigration policy: A moral abomination and a national shame
    Donald_trump's_barbaric_immigration_policy-_a_moral_abomination_and_a_national_shame 2018-05-27 08:06:47 UTC
    The Trump administration is forcibly taking migrant children from their parents and placing them in separate detention centers, to “deter” illegal immigration. On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump claimed it is all Democrats fault. Amid growing outrage over his administration's policy o...

  • Football legend Ronaldinho to marry two women at same time
    Football_legend_ronaldinho_will_marry_two_women_at_same_time 2018-06-15 23:01:50 UTC
    LONDON — Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho will reportedly "marry" two women at the same time during a small wedding ceremony in August. While polygamy is outlawed in Brazil, O Dia (h/t Dan Gartland of Sports Illustrated) reported civil unions between more than two persons is not uncommon. ...

  • Paul Ryan eyes immigration vote before the midterms
    Paul_ryan_house_speaker 2018-05-10 18:04:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he wants a bipartisan immigration bill enacted before November congressional elections by addressing young illegal “Dreamer” immigrants as well as border security issues. “I want to fix this problem, so I w...

  • EU and Mexico reached agreement on free trade deal
    Eu_and_mexico_reached_agreement_on_a_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 under President Donald Trump, saying it would benefit ...

  • Cuba's Castro era ends after 59 years in power
    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, was due to step down on Thursday after 10 years in...

  • Brazil’s Supreme Court could free former President Lula within days
    Brazil%e2%80%99s_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, prosecutors and judges say. Several justices on Brazil’s...

  • Brazil's Top Court Rules Former President Lula Can Be Jailed
    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. Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled early on Thursday that leftist fo...

  • Mexico's Lopez Obrador to investors: You can trust me
    Mexican_presidential_front-runner_message_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. In the letter published in financial newspaper E...

  • Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion
    Court-_us_government_can%e2%80%99t_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 evening barring the government from “interfering ...