Latin America and Caribbean News

Hurricane Odile approaches Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile turned into a Category 4 hurricane and it's expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's BajaPowerful Hurricane Odile takes aim at southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hurricane Odile grows off Mexico's Pacific coastHurricane Odile begins intensifying as it heads for brush with Mexico's Baja peninsula
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at seaCosta Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot thrown into sea by smuggling boat during chase in Caribbean
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Sept. 2, 2014 photo, Joseph Williams, a former Jamaican soldier who is now the “scribe” for the School of Vision Rastafarian group, is shown taking a break from clearing steep farmland at the their isolated retreat in the Blue Mountains that tower over Kingston, Jamaica. For years, Rastafarians were treated as second-class citizens and looked down upon by many Jamaicans as oddball, even dangerous drug-addled cultists. (AP Photo/David McFadden)
In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalizationRastafarians prepare to light up without fear as Jamaica advances pot decriminalization plans
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tropical Storm Odile moving north off south MexicoTropical Storm Odile moving north off southern Mexico, could become hurricane Saturday
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexico lifts limit on businesses' dollar depositsMexico removes limits on monthly US dollar cash deposits by businesses in border region
The Associated Press2 days ago
Problems seen with new Argentine debt payment lawAnalysts see problems with new Argentine law to restructure government debt, sidestep US banks
The Associated Press2 days ago
Activists ask court to investigate Mexico soldiersActivists ask international court to look at alleged violations by Mexican soldiers, police
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexican president condemns Texas' guard deploymentMexican president condemns Texas' decision to deploy National Guard along border
The Associated Press2 days ago
Dominican Republic pursues missing plane caseDominican Republic officials seek DEA's help in searching for small jet that went missing
The Associated Press2 days ago
New party sweeps Montserrat's general electionNew political party sweeps Montserrat's general election
The Associated Press2 days ago
A detainee shaves, while handcuffed to another, at a makeshift camp at a public park in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Due to overcrowding at a detention center located across the street, the park has been converted into makeshift holding area, where detainees, most accused of petty crimes, are kept waiting for a prosecutor's decision. The prisoners, who are detained for alleged crimes ranging from robbery to drug trafficking, are guarded by groups of six police officers who switch after eight hour shifts. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Prisoners kept handcuffed in park in ColombiaWith detention center overflowing, detainees kept handcuffed in park in Colombia's capital
The Associated Press2 days ago
Tropical Storm Odile meanders off southern MexicoTropical Storm Odile meanders off southern Mexico, could become hurricane by Friday night
The Associated Press2 days ago
Venezuela extending nighttime border closureVenezuela extends nighttime closure of border with Colombia in campaign against smuggling
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, daughter of the late Hugo Chavez, Maria Gabriela Chavez and Venezuela's newly sworn-in President Nicolas Maduro, join in the singing of their national anthem in the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela. In a July 23, 2014 closed-door meeting July at U.N. headquarters in New York, Venezuela quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Maria Gabriela Chavez is Venezuela’s alternate ambassador to the U.N. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backingVenezuela quietly secures Latin America's backing in bid to win seat on UN Security Council
The Associated Press3 days ago
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