Latin America and Caribbean News

Dominican minister among 8 detained in bribery scandalThe Dominican Republic minister of industry and commerce and seven other top-level officials have been detained on suspicion of corruption in an international case involving the Brazilian company Odebrecht
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Honduras stadium stampede: 4 fans die; police fire tear gasThousands of fans trying to force their way into a stadium for a soccer championship stampeded in panic when police fired tear gas Sunday, leaving at least four people dead
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
In this May 16, 2017 photo, Nancy Vasquez, a Salvadoran citizen with a short-term and renewable legal immigration status in the U.S. called Temporary Protected Status (TPS), cleans up her food truck at a construction site in Rockville, Md. Vasquez left the turmoil in her native El Salvador behind and came to the U.S., where she was able to support her family, buy a house and start a food-truck business catering to workers on the outskirts of Washington thanks to the “temporary” residency permit that has lasted for nearly 20 years. (AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo)
End to 'temporary' status for US migrants feared under TrumpImmigrants from Central America who are in the U.S. legally under temporary protected status fear they will lose their residency when it comes up for renewal next year
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Mexico gets 1st female indigenous presidential candidateA council of Mexican indigenous groups backed by the Zapatista rebels has selected a Nahua woman as the country's first indigenous female presidential candidate
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Young activist, ex-military man latest killed in VenezuelaVenezuelan authorities say a 20-year-old man from the Popular Will Party is the most recent person to die in a wave of anti-government protests held almost daily since the end of March
The Associated Press19 hours ago
37 people killed this year in land conflicts in BrazilA leading Brazilian news outlet says nearly 40 people have been killed in land conflicts since the beginning of the year in Latin America's biggest country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police wearing bulletproof vests stand in formation at a police station before leaving on patrol in Medellin, Colombia, Friday, May 26, 2017. In response to Colombia’s largest illegal organization, the Gulf Clan, offering money for people to kill police, the military is sending troops to accompany police and officers are being encouraged to arrive to work in plainclothes, wear bulletproof vests and travel in pairs. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)
Drug gangs take aim at police officers amid coca crackdownWith a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, the victim of criminal gangs who are targeting police and have killed 11 officers in the last month
The Associated Press1 day ago
Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, NicaraguansPanama says it's halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days
The Associated Press2 days ago
Indictment: Mexican official stashed $50 million in USA U.S. indictment alleges a former Mexican official stashed $50 million in illicit funds in U.S. properties and bank accounts
The Associated Press2 days ago
4 cab drivers killed in Mexican tourist destinationMexican authorities say drug violence may be behind the killing of four taxi drivers in the picturesque central Mexico town of San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourism destination that is home to thousands of American retirees
The Associated Press2 days ago
Allies of Brazil's president looking to future amid scandalKey leaders in the governing coalition of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer are now speculating about who might replace him if he is forced from office by a corruption scandal _ frank talk that underscores his fragile grasp on power
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico's ruling party faces more hurdles to maintain powerThe governorship of Mexico's most populous state is up for grabs in a tight race seen as a referendum on the government of Enrique Pena Nieto, who was governor before becoming president in 2012 on the ticket of the ruling party known as the PRI
The Associated Press3 days ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Brazilians demonstrate against their president, Ecuadoreans get a new leader and voters in Mexico's most populous state prepare to elect a new governor
The Associated Press3 days ago
1 of 11 suspected border crossers found in Arizona diesBorder Patrol officials say one of 11 suspected border crossers rescued from a desert area near Gila Bend has died at a hospital
The Associated Press3 days ago
No link found between cancer and conditions at GuantanamoA report by U.S. military health experts has found no link between several cases of cancer and environmental conditions in an area used for legal proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay detention center
The Associated Press3 days ago
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