Latin America and Caribbean News

Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US courtLawyer for American imprisoned in Cuba arguing US should be held financially responsible
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a woman who did not want to give her name for fear of reprisals, shows photographs of her daughter Erika Gomez Gonzalez on the wall of her home in Arcelia, Mexico. The woman says she witnessed her 15-years-old daughter's death when army soldiers fired first at an armed group at a grain warehouse on June 30 in the Mexican town of San Pedro Limon. According to her, one man died in the initial shootout, and the rest of the gunmen surrendered on the promise they would not be hurt. She recalled that her daughter was face down in the ground with a bullet in her leg, and was rolled over while she was still alive and shot more than half a dozen times in the chest. The mother said she arrived to the warehouse the day before the shooting in an attempt to take her daughter home, but gang members wouldn't let her. (AP Photo/Eduardo Castillo)
Mexico rights body probes deadly army-gang faceoffMexico rights agency is investigating confrontation in which army killed 22 gang suspects
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Jesus Guerrero, 24, of Mexico, hugs his girlfriend Ditte Smedegaard, of Denmark, as they wait in line to be evacuated out of Los Cabos, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Mexican authorities said 8,000 people, including tourists and locals anxious to leave, would be airlifted out on Thursday from Los Cabos following the blow from Hurricane Odile. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Mexico boosts Los Cabos security after lootingMexican police step up vigilance in Los Cabos amid looting, security concerns after Odile
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Maduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemicVenezuela president attacks CNN, other foreign media, accusing them of stirring epidemic fears
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a woman who did not want to give her name for fear of reprisals, shows photographs of her daughter Erika Gomez Gonzalez on the wall of her home in Arcelia, Mexico. The woman says she witnessed her 15-years-old daughter's death when army soldiers fired first at an armed group at a grain warehouse on June 30 in the Mexican town of San Pedro Limon. According to her, one man died in the initial shootout, and the rest of the gunmen surrendered on the promise they would not be hurt. She recalled that her daughter was face down in the ground with a bullet in her leg, and was rolled over while she was still alive and shot more than half a dozen times in the chest. The mother said she arrived to the warehouse the day before the shooting in an attempt to take her daughter home, but gang members wouldn't let her. (AP Photo/Eduardo Castillo)
Witness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrenderedWitness: Mexican army killed 21 alleged gang members in 'shootout' after they surrendered
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Argentina approves law for controlling pricesArgentina approves law allowing government to intervene in controlling prices, profits
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A plane destroyed by Hurricane Odile sits overturned at the airport in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels. Water and electricity service remained out and phone service was intermittent Thursday. Federal Electricity Commission officials said some 2,500 power poles were toppled by Odile, which struck late Sunday as a Category 3 storm. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
AP PHOTOS: Hurricane Odile's devastation in MexicoAP PHOTOS: Hurricane Odile leaves destruction, desperation in Mexico's Los Cabos area
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, a police forensic expert arrives to the blast site at a subway station in Santiago, Chile. Interior and Security Minister Rodrigo Penailillo confirmed the arrests of two men and a women Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in connection with the Sept. 8 bomb attack that injured 14 people. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchistsChile arrests 3 suspects in subway bomb attack, focusing attention on anarchist movements
The Associated Press16 hours ago
NY developer to invest $108 million in Puerto RicoNew York developer to invest $108 million in Puerto Rico apartment-commercial project
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A political cartoon by Rayma Suprani using the signature of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, bottom, reads in Spanish "Health," top, and "Health in Venezuela," bottom, appears on the Sept. 17 opinion page of El Universal newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The award-winning 19-year veteran of El Universal says she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic signature as a flat-lined heartbeat to dramatize Venezuela's health care crisis. Her ouster has alarmed press freedom advocates who say once-independent media are seeing criticism of the socialist government snuffed out. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Popular Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawingPopular Venezuelan cartoonist dismissed over critical drawing, raises press freedom concerns
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Witness says Mexican army shot her daughter, 20 suspected gang members after they surrenderedWitness says Mexican army shot her daughter, 20 suspected gang members after they surrendered
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Marina Silva, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party, arrives to an interview with AP in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Heading into next month’s vote, Silva is tied in polls with incumbent President Dilma Rousseff. Silva says that if elected she’ll work to repair ties with the U.S. damaged by American espionage in Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reformAP Interview: Brazil candidate Silva says reform of broken political system comes from bottom
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP PHOTOS: Survivor of Peru massacre guides teamAP PHOTOS: Sole survivor of 1984 Peru massacre guides forensic team, says no one sought mercy
The Associated Press1 day ago
People stand on the collapsed Aduano bridge leading to in Los Cabos, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, several days after Hurricane Odile, a category 3 storm, hit the region. President Enrique Pena Nieto's office said the federal government was working closely with state authorities on relief efforts in the areas battered by Odile, including restoring water and electricity. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrathChaos and looting in Mexico's Los Cabos as electricity, water still out 3 days after Odile
The Associated Press1 day ago
US official: Venezuela fighting drug traffickingUS official says Venezuela is changing attitude on drug trafficking, making a 'serious' effort
The Associated Press1 day ago
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