Latin America and Caribbean News

A Venezuelan judge has found 6 American oil executives guilty of corruption charges and sentenced them to prisonA Venezuelan judge has found 6 American oil executives guilty of corruption charges and sentenced them to prison
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Mexican president presents 'ethical guide' book of preceptsFew world leaders talk about morals and ethics as much as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and now he has presented an “Ethical Guide for the Transformation of Mexico.”
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Mexico opens anti-monopoly probe against Wal-Mart de MexicoMexico’s anti-monopoly commission says it has begun a formal investigation into possible monopolistic practices in wholesale and retail goods distribution and sales, a probe that that appears to involve Wal-Mart’s Mexican subsidiary
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena celebrates a home run during the first inning in Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Tampa Bay outfielder Arozarena released in Mexico's YucatanTampa Bay outfielder Randy Arozarena has been released by Mexican authorities after his former partner told a judge in Yucatan state that she did not want to press charges
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Mexico ex 'self-defense' vigilante leader dies of COVID-19A Mexican government health agency has confirmed that one of leaders of a civilian militia formed in 2013  to fight a drug cartel in western Mexico has died
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico: 'Mastermind' of 2019 killings of US citizens nabbedMexico’s army and federal prosecutors say they have arrested a man the purported mastermind of the killings one year ago of three women and six children from a well-known Mexican-American family, the LeBaróns, on a rural road in the northern state of Sonora
The Associated Press1 day ago
Doctors Without Borders ends COVID care in Venezuela clinicThe humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders is pulling out of a hospital in a Venezuelan slum that had been one of the nation’s best-equipped to treat COVID-19 patients
The Associated Press1 day ago
A cameraman films for live broadcast as Olimpia Coral Melo, who became an activist against online sexual harassment and assault after a video of her having sex was published online in 2013, speaks with Benito Juarez borough Mayor Santiago Taboada, in Mexico City, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Melo's story and subsequent activism have led to the creation of numerous state laws against cyber violence, and Mexico's government is on the verge of passing a federal version of "Olimpia's Law." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mexico moves to stem unauthorized sharing of sexual imagesActivist Olimpia Coral went through an inferno in 2013, when an ex-boyfriend posted sexual images that made the rounds in her conservative town in Mexico
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police: Brazil man admits raping Japanese woman before deathThe Brazilian man who confessed to killing Hitomi Akamatsu in Brazil’s Goiás state has admitted that he also raped her
The Associated Press1 day ago
Puerto Rico to launch COVID-19 vaccinations in mid-DecemberOfficials in Puerto Rico have announced that the U.S. territory expects to receive its first COVID-19 vaccines by mid-December as the island hits a record number of daily cases and hospitalizations
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bus-truck collision on Sao Paulo highway leaves 40 deadFirefighters in Brazil say a bus carrying employees of a textile company and a truck collided on a highway in Brazil’s Sao Paulo, killing 40 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ex-Mexico treasury chief rejects 2nd set of accusationsMexico’s former treasury and foreign relations secretary has angrily denied accusations by a lawyer for another former Cabinet secretary who claims he used embezzled government money to finance election campaigns
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2020 file photo, migrants ride on the back of a freight truck that slowed down to give them an opportunity to jump on in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. Mauro Verzzeletti, director of the Casa del Migrante in Guatemala City, said the storms Eta and Iota will increase poverty on top of the violence people already faced, forcing more to migrate. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
Punishing hurricanes to spur more Central American migrationFlooded out Honduran and Guatemalan families stranded on rooftops in the most marginalized neighborhoods after the passage of hurricanes Eta and Iota this month have raised fears of a new wave of migration, observers across the region say
The Associated Press2 days ago
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