Latin America and Caribbean News

Hurricane Kenneth a Category 3 storm far off Mexican coastHurricane Kenneth grew rapidly into a monster Category 4 storm Monday, but then lost strength later in the day as it moved over the Pacific far from Mexico's coast
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Artist 'Yulier P' detained in Cuba, told to erase muralsA Cuban street artist says he was detained by police and told to erase the more than 200 or so murals that have gained him widespread attention throughout the country
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Colombia offers asylum to ousted Venezuela prosecutorColombian President Juan Manuel Santos is offering Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor asylum after she fled to the country last week
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Hurricane Kenneth powers up in Pacific far off Mexico coastHurricane Kenneth has formed far off Mexico's Pacific coast and quickly grown into a major storm, while people in the Caribbean are keeping watch for the possible reemergence of a tropical storm
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Tropical Depression Harvey heads through CaribbeanTropical Storm Harvey is moving through the Caribbean Sea on a projected course that would have it approaching Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula early next week
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico: 1 dead, 5 hurt in blast at illegal fuel pipeline tapMexican authorities say an explosion at an illegal fuel pipeline tap has killed a person and injured five more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz
The Associated Press2 days ago
Venezuelan National Assembly's Vice President Freddy Guevara speaks with the lawmaker Stalin Gonzalez during a session in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, dramatically escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powersVenezuela's congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers
The Associated Press2 days ago
El Salvador cardinal visits NY community racked by violenceThe leader of the Roman Catholic church in El Salvador is visiting a New York community that has been racked by gang violence
The Associated Press2 days ago
Getting water to Peru's desert capital is no easy taskGetting fresh water to Peru's desert capital is no easy task: Lima relies on a vast network of concrete tunnels to transport water originating in lakes in the Andes mountains to the bone-dry coastal city some 125 miles away
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela. The ousted chief prosecutor fled to Colombia with her husband German Ferrer, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to ColombiaVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has fled to Colombia with her husband a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's Constituent Assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at Venezuela's National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Delegates to the all-powerful assembly unanimously approved a decree Friday, August 18, giving it the authority to pass legislation on a range of issues affecting Venezuela's security and sovereignty. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powersVenezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly has taken over the powers of the opposition-led congress
The Associated Press3 days ago
Authorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for ColombiaAuthorities: Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor, husband flee nation for Colombia
The Associated Press3 days ago
Correction: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe storyCorrection: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe story
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this July 19, 2017 file photo, Diego Zas shows two bags of legal marijuana he just bought at the Antartida drugstore in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws. A government official said Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, that Uruguayan banks risk running afoul of laws that ban receiving money tied to the drug.  (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in UruguayThe sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ousted Venezuela prosecutor ties exit to investigationVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has told the region's other prosecutors that President Nicholas Maduro removed her to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht
The Associated Press3 days ago
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