Latin America and Caribbean News

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Supporters of Evo Morales clash with police in Bolivia, while protests continue in Haiti and horsemen perform pirouettes in Mexico
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Argentine bishop blasts prosecutors for seeking arrest orderThe spokesman for an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis who has been accused of sex abuse criticized Argentine prosecutors for requesting an arrest order against him, saying the release of information his presumption of innocence
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Nicaragua: Pro-government crowd attacks church parishionersA group of Nicaraguan government sympathizers has attacked parishioners at a Roman Catholic church in the city of Masaya with clubs, machetes and metal bars
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Mexico strikes automatic child custody for divorced momsMexico’s high court has struck down a clause in the capital’s family code automatically granting custody of young children to mothers in divorce cases
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Peaceful Uruguay heads to presidential runoffIn a region fraught with mass protests, allegations of electoral fraud and regimes questioned for their authoritarianism, Uruguay faces a presidential run-off with faith in its institutions and the democratic process
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An anti-government demonstrator runs through a tear gas cloud during clashes in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Chile has been facing weeks of unrest, triggered by a relatively minor increase in subway fares. The protests have shaken a nation noted for economic stability over the past decades, which has seen steadily declining poverty despite persistent high rates of inequality. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Amnesty reports violations by Chile’s security forcesAmnesty International is denouncing what it calls serious human rights violations by security forces in Chile
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University students chant during a protest calling on the military to abandon President Nicolas Maduro and join their fight to end the nation's historic crisis, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela students blocked in protest march to military baseUniversity students in Venezuela have staged a protest calling for an end to President Nicolás Maduro’s rule
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, Daddy Yankee performs at the Latin American Music Awards, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Puerto Rico reggaeton star is opening a museum Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP File)
Daddy Yankee to open reggaeton museum in Puerto RicoPuerto Rico reggaeton star Daddy Yankee is opening a museum dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous
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A relative reaches into a bag of coca leaves as she sits in the bed of a pickup truck transporting coffins that contain the bodies of two men killed during clashes between security forces and supporters of former President Evo Morales, in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when police and soldiers cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by Morales' backers in El Alto. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Bolivia’s socialist party considers a future without MoralesAfter a month of deadly unrest, the political party of former Bolivian President Evo Morales appears to be positioning itself for a future without the man who led the country for 14 years
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf leaves a new conference after touring the U.S.-Mexico border, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
1st Honduran returned to Guatemala under US asylum accord1st Honduran returned to Guatemala under US asylum accord
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AP names Byrne news director for southern South AmericaPaul Byrne, a seasoned video journalist who has led all-format reporting on clergy sex abuse and economic tumult in Argentina, the unrest in Chile and Bolivia and other major stories, has been named AP’s news director for southern South America
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Anti-government protesters clash with the police during a nationwide strike, at Bolivar square in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Colombia's main union groups and student activists called for a strike to protest the economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque government and a long list of grievances. The sing held by the demonstrator reads in English "Corrupt governmetn out." (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Colombians fill streets hoping to channel wave of discontentColombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque and hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent took the streets by the tens of thousands Thursday in one of the biggest protests in the nation’s recent history
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Missing activist found dead in Mexico’s troubled GuerreroA Mexican human rights activist has been found dead in southern Mexico more than a month after he disappeared
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Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue WalmartRepresentatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain
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Jose Calderon stands next to wall adornments given to him by neighbors in "Los Hijos de Dios" neighborhood in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Calderon and his wife focus on daily survival, accepting their hard lot even as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido pushes for street protests in his protracted campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Many in Venezuela’s 2nd city turn to prayer, not politicsVenezuela’s poorest in the once-thriving oil city of Maracaibo struggle to get through each day, unable or unwilling to join the call by opposition leaders to protest against President Nicolás Maduro
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