Latin America and Caribbean News

Mexico joins legal fight against Texas sanctuary cities lawMexico has joined a legal battle against a Texas law cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities, saying in a brief filed in a federal appeals court that the law interferes with diplomatic interests, including on trade and security
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In gritty city outside Caracas, the story of a socialist winTwo years ago voters in Venezuela's Miranda state delivered a stinging defeat to the ruling socialist party by voting decisively for the opposition in parliamentary elections, but last week the state turned red again
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Family believes body is that of missing Argentine protesterThe brother of a disappeared Argentine protester whose disappearance more than two months ago prompted large demonstrations nationwide is confirming that a body found this week is Santiago Maldonado.
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Mexican prosecutor fired for revealing corruption probeMexican prosecutor fired for revealing corruption probe
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Spanish forensic expert Aurelio Luna, center, and Rodolfo Reyes, left, nephew of poet Pablo Neruda, attend a press conference where national and foreign experts announced that the Nobel Prize-winning poet did not die of cancer, rejecting the official version, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The panel of experts focused on identifying pathogenic bacteria that might have caused the death of the poet. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Experts say Chile poet did not die of cancer, deepen mysteryAn international team of scientists says Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer
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This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo taken from video provided by George Cardenas shows federal immigration agents arresting a worker even though they acknowledged they lacked a warrant to enter the home near Beaverton, Ore. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it's now investigating the incident. The agency said the arrested man whose name wasn't provided has been released. Spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe said the matter has also been referred to watchdog groups both within ICE and in its parent department in Washington. (George Cardenas via AP)
ICE arrest without warrant of man inside house investigatedA video taken by a man remodeling a Portland home shows federal immigration agents arresting his co-worker in the house, even though they acknowledged they didn't have a warrant
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International experts: Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancerInternational experts: Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer
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Cuba unveils US-made tribute to independenceCuba on Friday presented to the public a statue of independence hero Jose Marti donated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in a gesture of international friendship
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Peru passes legislation to legalize medical marijuanaPeru has become the latest country in Latin America to allow the medicinal use of marijuana
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Texas to receive nearly $58 million in federal housing fundsThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is allocating to Texas $57.8 million in additional funds for clearing housing from areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey
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Brazil's president has partial coronary obstructionBrazil's President Michel Temer been diagnosed with a partial coronary obstruction
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Man who accused orphanage founder seeks lawsuit dismissalAn activist who accused a Haiti orphanage founder of being a pedophile contends a defamation lawsuit violates a Maine law that protects against meritless lawsuits that aim to chill First Amendment rights
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What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after stormA month after Hurricane Maria rolled across the center of Puerto Rico, power is still out for the vast majority of people as the work to restore hundreds of miles of transmission lines and thousands of miles of distribution lines grinds on
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In this early morning Sept. 20, 2017 photo, a young boy looks out the window as strong winds brought on by Hurricane Maria bend a palm tree and send debris flying, in Juncos, Puerto Rico. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit "with a force and violence that we haven't seen for several generations." (AP Photo/Linda Rodriguez Flecha)
Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: Mexico City residents enter condemned apartment buildings to retrieve possessions, Venezuelans vote in regional elections and a record number of southern right whales make their annual migrant to Argentina's Patagonia
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