Latin America and Caribbean News

Chile's dictatorship-era children demand legal recognitionThe "posthumous children" of the Chilean dictatorship lost one or both of their parents during the 1973-1990 era regime, and some have fought for decades demanding to be recognized as offspring of victims
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A Mexican migration agent, left, checks passengers' documents at an immigration checkpoint in Arriaga, on Mexico's southern border, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Residents of Arriaga expressed a mixture of concern for the migrants they have grown accustomed to hosting and relief that officials are looking to get a better handle on migrant flows. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Mexico officials detain more migrants as crackdown steps upMexican authorities are reinforcing efforts to deter Central Americans and others from crossing the country to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A reveler poses for a picture during the annual gay pride parade along Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Huge crowds for LGBT pride parade in Brazil's biggest cityHundreds of thousands of people have filled a main Sao Paulo thoroughfare for one of the world's largest LGBT pride parades
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Thousands attend funeral of former Jamaican PM Edward SeagaThousands of Jamaicans have turned out for the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who was the last survivor of the generation of politicians who led the country to independence from Britain in 1962
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A reveler poses for a picture during the annual gay pride parade along Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Huge crowds for LGBT pride parade in Brazil's biggest cityHundreds of thousands of people have filled a main Sao Paulo thoroughfare for one of the world's largest LGBT pride parades
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Correction: United States-NicaraguaCorrection: United States-Nicaragua story
The Associated Press1 day ago
People protest outside of the United Nations Development Program office in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, June 21, 2019. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
UN human rights chief appeals for dialogue in VenezuelaThe United Nations' top human rights official is urging Venezuela's government and opposition to put aside deep political differences and commit to dialogue aimed at ending a humanitarian crisis showing no signs of letting up
The Associated Press2 days ago
US, Canada sanction Nicaraguan officials over human rightsThe Trump administration and Canada's government have imposed sanctions on some Nicaraguan officials, tying them to a tough crackdown on street demonstrations that began in the Central American country in April 2018
The Associated Press2 days ago
El Salvador tells phone companies to block signals in jailsEl Salvador's government is demanding that telephone companies block cellphone signals inside the country's prisons, in a bid to stop gang leaders from ordering murders and extortion from behind bars
The Associated Press2 days ago
Dominican judge sends 6 to trial in giant Odebrecht scandalA judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered a former Senate president, an ex-public works minister and four other people to stand trial in a bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht
The Associated Press2 days ago
Naason Joaquin Garcia, the leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo, listens to a court interpreter as he appears in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, June 21, 2019. Naasón Joaquín García and his co-defendants were arrested earlier this month on suspicion of child rape, statutory rape, molestation, human trafficking, child pornography and extortion. The charges in the 26-count felony complaint detail allegations involving three girls and one woman between 2015 and 2018 in Los Angeles County. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Judge continues $50M bail for Mexican megachurch leaderA judge has continued the extraordinary $50 million bail for the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo but says prosecutors must offer more evidence of their child sex and human trafficking allegations at the next court hearing
The Associated Press2 days ago
A Mexican National Guardsman stops a group of migrants from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, at an immigration checkpoint known as Viva Mexico, near Tapachula, Mexico, Friday, June 21, 2019. Mexico's foreign minister says that the country has completed its deployment of some 6,000 National Guard members to help control the flow of Central American migrants headed toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Mexico says National Guard deployment is completeMexico's foreign minister says the country has completed its deployment of some 6,000 National Guard agents to help control the flow of migrants headed toward the U.S.
The Associated Press2 days ago
The Minister of Tourism of The Dominican Republic Francisco Javier García speaks during an interview regarding concerns over the recent deaths of tourists on Dominican soil, at his office in the Ministry of Tourism building in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Friday, June 21, 2019. According to García the deaths of eight American tourists in the Dominican Republic this year are not part of a mysterious cluster but rather a medically and statistically normal phenomenon that has been irresponsibly lumped together by the U.S. media. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Minister: 8 tourism deaths in Dominican Republic not unusualThe Dominican Republic's tourism minister says the deaths of eight American tourists on the island this year are a statistically normal phenomenon, not a mystery
The Associated Press2 days ago
Honduran police end strike as protests demand president quitA group of Honduran police have ended a three-day work stoppage but warn the government that they will not repress thousands who continue to protest in the streets demanding President Juan Orlando Hernández resign
The Associated Press2 days ago
Latest: Judge continues huge bail for megachurch leaderA judge has continued the extraordinary $50 million bail for the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo but says prosecutors must offer more evidence of their child sex and human trafficking allegations at the next court hearing
The Associated Press2 days ago
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