Latin America and Caribbean News

Brazil corruption scandal is business as usual for OdebrechtLong before the sprawling bribery and kickback scandal at Brazil's state-run oil monopoly threw the political scene into turmoil, the giant construction company at its center has been tied to corruption for decades
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
An anti-government protester stands in front of burning barricade on a highway in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Thousands of protesters shut down the capital city's main highway to express their disgust with the socialist administration of President Nicolas Maduro. Protesters in least a dozen other cities also staged sit-ins as the protest movement is entering its fourth week. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest governmentVenezuelan protesters sprawl in lawn chairs, work on math homework and play cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Powerful 6.9 quake shakes central Chile, no damage reportedA powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck off Chile's central coast but there are no reports of injuries or damage
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this April 20, 2017 photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is Tad Cummins. A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday, April 21, 2017. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley said in a press release. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. (Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to MexicoThe teacher charged in the kidnapping of a 15-year-old student has agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Mexico says vehicle carrying radioactive material stolenMexican authorities say a company's pickup truck carrying industrial X-ray equipment that uses radioactive material has been stolen in northwestern Mexico
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this April 1, 2017 photo, a farmer and his son look on as they flood irrigate a field with wastewater before planting corn, in Mixquiahuala, Hidalgo state, Mexico. Mezquital farmers want to see no drop in the amount of water they receive or how much organic material it contains. If they don't get that, they vow to surround and occupy the plant. "They are trampling on a historic right," said Juan de Dios, a farmer from Mixquiahuala. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farmingFarmers are up in arms over a new treatment plant north of Mexico City that is meant to clean up raw sewage from the capital that has long fouled rivers and reservoirs in the rural Mezquital Valley _ tainted waters they have used as fertilizer for decades
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The Latest: Teacher to return to Tennessee to face chargesThe man charged in the kidnapping of a Tennessee girl acknowledged in California federal court that he is the suspect and agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Paraguay: Armed robbers use explosives to break into vaultParaguayan officials say dozens of attackers armed with assault rifles used explosives to blast open the vault of an armored car company and apparently escaped by boat into Brazil with a haul of cash
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this April 18, 2017 photo, Maya Q'eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot poses for photos during an interview in Guatemala City. Tot, who has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, said he was grateful for the honor but remains the same leader and person as before. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prizeA 60-year-old farmer and activist has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners have been murdered in the last year
The Associated Press9 hours ago
9 dead in apparent gang shootout in western Mexico9 dead in apparent gang shootout in western Mexico
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Ex-treasure hunter faces more charges over missing coinsA federal judge is warning an ex-treasure hunter he could face another contempt-of-court charge if he doesn't reveal the location of 500 missing gold coins
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More Venezuelans struggle in US as their country implodesSocial service organizations in South Florida say they have been seeing an increasing number of people from Venezuela seeking assistance
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico says 2 top drug traffickers killed near US borderAuthorities in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas say two top drug traffickers have been killed in shootouts with federal forces
The Associated Press2 days ago
A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Freedom. Peace." during a silent march to the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference in homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Saturday's protest is the latest mass gathering in a wave of tumult that has rocked the nation over the last three weeks as demonstrators continue to press for new elections. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrestThousands of Venezuelans dressed in white march in the capital to pay homage to 20 people killed in anti-government unrest
The Associated Press2 days ago
A youth holds a sign that reads in Spanish "No more dictatorship" during a silent protest in homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed, during a march to the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Saturday's protest is the latest mass gathering in a wave of tumult that has rocked the nation over the last three weeks as demonstrators continue to press for new elections. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: Venezuelan protesters cross into western CaracasThe Latest: For the first time in three weeks of protest, demonstrators in Venezuela have crossed from the wealthier eastern side of the nation's capital to the west without encountering resistance from state security
The Associated Press2 days ago
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