Latin America and Caribbean News

Ecuador electoral body formally orders presidential runoffEcuador's electoral commission has formally ruled that a runoff election will be needed to choose a successor for socialist President Rafael Correa
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Chopped off heads, torn out hearts in brutal Brazil gang warSoon after a celebration died down at a Brazilian prison, a bloodbath beyond the worst imaginings of authorities swept through the lockup, a brutality that laid bare a failed prison system and the brutal war between gangs in Latin America's largest nation
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Brazil's foreign minister resigns due to medical reasonsBrazil's foreign minister has resigned from his post, citing undisclosed medical reasons
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Cuban dissidents honor OAS secretary-general denied entryCuban dissidents have recognized the secretary-general of the Organization of American States for defending human rights in their country even though the government denied him entry to attend the ceremony
The Associated Press13 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcome by U.S. ambassador Roberta Jacobson, left,as he arrives at Benito Juarez international Airport in Mexico City, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Carlos Barria/Pool photo via AP)
Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with USPresident Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border
The Associated Press14 hours ago
DHS chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportationsU.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly says on a visit to Guatemala that there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States, but strongly discourages any Guatemalans from considering the journey north
The Associated Press14 hours ago
US senators say Raul Castro eager to maintain US relationsSen. Patrick Leahy says Cuban President Raul Castro appears eager to maintain better relations with the United States and gave a group of U.S. congress members signed copies of a speech expressing his willingness to negotiate with President Donald Trump
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exits his limousine at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, before his departure to Mexico. President Donald Trump is sending his Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. (Carlos Barria via AP, Pool)
Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee campsMexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Venezuela VP blasts drug sanctions in full-page NY Times adVenezuela's Vice President is using a full-page advertisement in the New York Times to lash out at Trump administration's decision to sanction him for drug trafficking
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Mass slaughter in Brazil prison exposes gang war over drugsA massacre at a prison complex in Manaus, at the center of the Amazonian jungle, exposes a failed prison system in Brazil and a fight between gangs for control far beyond the walls of jails
The Associated Press22 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Brazil's crowded prisons feed gangs, violenceBrazilian gangs' business strategy: recruit in overcrowded prisons and then dominate streets and international drug routes
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Young Cubans make pedal-powered Model T for transport, funIn a country where few can afford a car, some Cuban high school students have built a replica of a Model T Ford propelled with pedals instead of a gasoline engine
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico official apologizes to 3 jailed indigenous womenMexico's attorney general has formally apologized to three indigenous women who were jailed for years on kidnapping charges that were later dismissed
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mass funeral held for 20 Haitians who died in dismal prisonRelatives wail in grief or stare stoically as flowers are placed on 20 caskets at a mass funeral for the latest group of inmates who died miserably in Haiti's largest prison, most without ever having been convicted of any crime
The Associated Press1 day ago
Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso's supporters protest outside Ecuador's National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against Lasso, his nearest rival. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Official: Ecuador's presidential election headed to runoffEcuadorean officials say the nail-biter presidential election is heading to an April runoff after results show ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno has fallen just shy of the votes needed to clench a first-round victory
The Associated Press1 day ago
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