Latin America and Caribbean News

Leftist gains edge ahead of tense Ecuador presidential voteUntil recently, Ecuador looked like the next domino to fall in a right-wing resurgence taking place across Latin America
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
Ex-Brazil lawmaker who led impeachment guilty of corruptionA judge has sentenced the former congressman who led impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to 15 years in a corruption scheme at state-run oil giant Petrobras
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powersVenezuela's Supreme Court has ruled that it can take over responsibilities assigned to Congress
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mexico: Teacher wounded in January school shooting diesMexican authorities say a teacher who was wounded by a teenage student in a school shooting two months ago has died
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A woman holds a banner with a message that reads in Spanish: "Medicinal Cannabis, the pain can not wait", as she waits outside the Senate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The Senate is expected to vote into law the medicinal use of marijuana on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oilArgentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Outrage over sex assault ruling in Mexico, judge suspendedProsecutors in southern Mexico are appealing a court ruling that dismissed sex crime charges because there was no proof the suspect acted "with lascivious intent," and authorities say the judge in the case has been suspended
The Associated Press17 hours ago
El Salvador bans all metals mining, marking firstEl Salvador's congress has approved a total ban on the mining of metals in the country, one of the first to enact such a broad ban
The Associated Press19 hours ago
11 arrested in killing of Puerto Rico police sergeantPuerto Rico's justice secretary says 11 people have been arrested in the killing of a police sergeant at a public housing project last year
The Associated Press20 hours ago
4 dead, 21 injured in Mexico prison riotState officials say inmates rioted at a psychiatric block in a prison in northern Mexico, broke into a prison pharmacy and took drugs that caused the deaths of four of them
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Shooting wounds Mexican journalist; 2nd attack in 2 daysA reporter in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz is in serious condition after he was shot outside his home
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who diedA Rapid City mother says she's grateful for the thousands of dollars in donations that helped bring home the remains of her daughter after she died hiking in Peru
The Associated Press23 hours ago
3,500 pounds of cocaine seized near Puerto Rico; 4 arrestedAuthorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized more than 1,600 kilograms (3,500 pounds) of cocaine after chasing a boat traveling north of the U.S. territory
The Associated Press1 day ago
Venezuela detains oil company official in corruption caseVenezuelan officials say they've arrested a senior manager at the state oil company on corruption charges at a moment when the oil-rich company is struggling with fuel shortages
The Associated Press1 day ago
Salvador gang arranged 'black widow' killing for insuranceEl Salvador's brutal street gangs are involved in every kind of criminal activity imaginable: drugs, extortion, prostitution, murder, kidnapping _ and now authorities say a woman was abducted by a gang and forced into an arranged "black widow" marriage
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico: Ex-gov. flees to Texas to evade graft allegationsThe governor of a northern Mexico state says his predecessor has fled to Texas to evade accusations of corruption
The Associated Press1 day ago
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